Post-operative deep sternal wound infections: making an early microbiological diagnosis.

@article{Chaudhuri2012PostoperativeDS,
  title={Post-operative deep sternal wound infections: making an early microbiological diagnosis.},
  author={Alex Chaudhuri and Kiran Shekar and Christopher Coulter},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={
          1304-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Early microbiological diagnosis of deep sternal wound infections (DSWI) could improve outcomes by allowing targeted antibiotic treatment. This study aims to analyse the utility of superficial sternal wound swabs and blood cultures. METHODS From January 2005 to June 2011, 70 patients were prospectively identified with DSWI. Microbiological data were obtained retrospectively to study the correlation between superficial sternal swabs, blood cultures and the final culture results from… CONTINUE READING
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