Risk factors for surgical wound infection and bacteraemia following coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Spelman2000RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for surgical wound infection and bacteraemia following coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Denis W. Spelman and Pierre Russo and Glenys Harrington and Bruce B Davis and Marc Rabinov and Julian A. Smith and W. J. Spicer and Don S Esmore},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={47-51}
}
BACKGROUND There has been no consensus from previous studies of risk factors for surgical wound infections (SWI) and postoperative bacteraemia for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. METHODS Data on 15 potential risk factors were prospectively collected on all patients undergoing CABG surgery during a 12-month period. RESULTS Of 693 patients, 62 developed 65 SWI using the Centres for Disease Control definition: 23 were sternal wound infections and 42 were arm or… CONTINUE READING

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