Outcomes following the implementation of a quality control campaign to decrease sternal wound infections after coronary artery by-pass grafting.

@article{Lindblom2015OutcomesFT,
  title={Outcomes following the implementation of a quality control campaign to decrease sternal wound infections after coronary artery by-pass grafting.},
  author={Rickard P F Lindblom and Birgitta Lytsy and Camilla Sandstr{\"o}m and Nadjira Ligata and Beata Larsson and Ulrika Ransj{\"o} and Christine Leo Swenne},
  journal={BMC cardiovascular disorders},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={154}
}
BACKGROUND Coronary artery by-pass grafting (CABG) remains the optimal strategy in achieving complete revascularization in patients with complex coronary artery disease. However, sternal wound infections (SWI), especially deep SWI are potentially severe complications to the surgery. At the department of cardiothoracic surgery in Uppsala University Hospital a gradual increase in all types of SWI occurred, which peaked in 2009. This prompted an in-depth revision of the whole surgical process. To… CONTINUE READING

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