Risk analysis of deep sternal wound infections and their impact on long-term survival: a propensity analysis.

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The objectives of this study are to determine risk factors associated with deep sternal wound infections (DSWIs) following cardiac surgery, and to describe their impact on long-term survival. Data was obtained from a departmental database. Analysis included 7,978 consecutive patients who underwent cardiac surgery between 1997 and 2003. To identify risk… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31815acb6a

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@article{Cayci2008RiskAO, title={Risk analysis of deep sternal wound infections and their impact on long-term survival: a propensity analysis.}, author={Cenk Cayci and Mark J. Russo and Faisal Habib Cheema and Timothy P Martens and Vefa Ozcan and Michael G Argenziano and Mehmet C. Oz and Jeffrey A. Ascherman}, journal={Annals of plastic surgery}, year={2008}, volume={61 3}, pages={294-301} }