Pneumonia after cardiac surgery is predictable by tracheal aspirates but cannot be prevented by prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis.

@article{Carrel2001PneumoniaAC,
  title={Pneumonia after cardiac surgery is predictable by tracheal aspirates but cannot be prevented by prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis.},
  author={T. Carrel and E Eisinger and Manfred Vogt and Marko Ivan Turina},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={143-8}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the value of tracheal aspirate as a predictor of pneumonia after coronary artery bypass grafting and to evaluate the efficacy of prolonged perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis. METHODS Tracheal aspirates of 500 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting were taken immediately after intubation and analyzed for microorganisms by Gram stain and semiquantitative microbiologic cultures. All patients received 2 g ceftriaxone as a single… CONTINUE READING
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