Predictors of Reopening the Sternum in Children After Cardiac Surgery.

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Summary of "Predictors of Reopening the Sternum in Children After Cardiac Surgery."

Capillary leak syndrome can be severe in children after open-heart surgery which may hinder sternum closure and described as mediastinal tamponade. Reopening the sternum postoperatively may help maintaining hemodynamics and respiratory function. We looked for predictors that indicate the need for reopening the sternum.


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Name: Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies
ISSN: 1529-7535


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A complication of multiple rib fractures, rib and sternum fractures, or thoracic surgery. A portion of the chest wall becomes isolated from the thoracic cage and exhibits paradoxical respiration.

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Bars of HYALINE CARTILAGE extending from the anterior ends of the upper RIBS. They attach to the STERNUM directly or indirectly by connecting to upper costal cartilage that attaches to the STERNUM. Costal cartilages extend the ribs anteriorly and contribute to the enhanced elasticity of the THORACIC WALL.

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