Postoperative mediastinitis in children: epidemiology, microbiology and risk factors for Gram-negative pathogens.

@article{Long2005PostoperativeMI,
  title={Postoperative mediastinitis in children: epidemiology, microbiology and risk factors for Gram-negative pathogens.},
  author={Caroline Long and Samir Shah and Ebbing Lautenbach and Susan E. Coffin and Sarah Tabbutt and J. William Gaynor and Louis M. Bell},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={315-9}
}
BACKGROUND Mediastinitis, although an infrequent complication of median sternotomy, represents a significant source of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and describe the epidemiology and microbiology of mediastinitis in children after cardiac surgery and to identify risk factors for the development of Gram-negative mediastinitis. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective case-control study nested within the cohort of children, birth to 18 years of age, undergoing… CONTINUE READING

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