Routine Use of Topical Bacitracin to Prevent Sternal Wound Infections After Cardiac Surgery.


BACKGROUND The development of sternal wound infections remains a serious complication after cardiac surgery. A number of studies have assessed the use of topical antibiotics placed on the sternal edges. We evaluated the routine use of bacitracin ointment applied over the sternotomy skin incision as a prophylactic measure against sternal wound infections… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.04.017