Treatment of recurrent staphylococcal mediastinitis: still a controversial issue.

@article{Feo2003TreatmentOR,
  title={Treatment of recurrent staphylococcal mediastinitis: still a controversial issue.},
  author={Marisa de Feo and Luca Salvatore De Santo and Gianpaolo Romano and Attilio Renzulli and Alessandro Della Corte and Riccardo Utili and Maurizio Cotrufo},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={
          538-42
        }
}
  • Marisa de Feo, Luca Salvatore De Santo, +4 authors Maurizio Cotrufo
  • Published in
    The Annals of thoracic…
    2003
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Although surgical management with early debridement and closed mediastinal irrigation has proved successful in reducing early mortality following poststernotomy deep sternal wound infection, recurrence rates are still up to 20%. This study compared the effectiveness and safety of wound dressing with granulated sugar versus early muscle flap surgery in the management of recurrent postoperative Staphylococcal mediastinitis. METHODS Between January 1995 and January 2002, 25 patients… CONTINUE READING

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