Serious infectious complications of midsternotomy: a review of bacteriology and antimicrobial therapy.

@article{SiegmanIgra1990SeriousIC,
  title={Serious infectious complications of midsternotomy: a review of bacteriology and antimicrobial therapy.},
  author={Yardena Siegman-Igra and Raphael Shafir and Jerry Weiss and Oscar Herman and David F. Schwartz and Nissim Konforti},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={633-43}
}
49 patients with severe infectious complications of midsternotomy incision were treated at our referral center over a 3-year period. 43 species of microorganisms were identified in 38 patients, the most common being Pseudomonas aeruginosa (37%) and Staphylococcus aureus (30%). Most of the patients underwent aggressive debridement and chest wall reconstruction by muscle transposition in combination with antimicrobial therapy. Antimicrobial therapy was given perioperatively according to the in… CONTINUE READING

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