Skeletonized versus pedicled bilateral internal mammary artery grafting: outcomes and concerns analyzed through a meta-analytical approach.

@article{S2015SkeletonizedVP,
  title={Skeletonized versus pedicled bilateral internal mammary artery grafting: outcomes and concerns analyzed through a meta-analytical approach.},
  author={Michel Pompeu Barros de Oliveira S{\'a} and Paulo Cavalcanti and Henrique Jos{\'e} de Andrade Costa Santos and Artur Freire Soares and Rodrigo Gusm{\~a}o Albuquerque Miranda and Mayara Lopes Ara{\'u}jo and Ricardo de Lima},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 Pt B},
  pages={146-52}
}
BACKGROUND It is suggested that the internal thoracic artery (ITA) harvesting technique influences the incidence of sternal wound infection (SWI) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery when both right and left ITAs are used. We conducted a meta-analysis to determine whether there is any difference between skeletonized versus pedicled bilateral ITA in terms of SWI after CABG. METHODS We performed a systematic-review using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL/CCTR, SciELO, LILACS, Google Scholar… CONTINUE READING