Bloodstream infections increased after delayed sternal closure: cause or coincidence.
Summary of "Bloodstream infections increased after delayed sternal closure: cause or coincidence."
Infants who undergo major cardiac operations are at risk for developing bloodstream infections which contribute to the morbidity, mortality, and cost of treatment. Determining what factors are associated with this increased risk of infection may aid in prevention. We sought to evaluate the practice of delayed sternal closure after neonatal cardiac surgery to determine its role as a risk factor for postoperative bloodstream infection.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The Annals of thoracic surgery
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21353000
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.09.055
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