Liza Grosman-Rimon, Shachar Yehezkeel, Sagi Gleitman, Erez Kachel:Predictors of prolonged hospitalization in modified sternoplasty following postoperative mediastinitis (J Card Surg . )
Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) is a serious complication following cardiac surgery, and demands early intervention as any delay in diagnosis and management may lead to increased morbidity and mortality. DSWI is associated with increased length of hospitalization (LOH) and economic burden in this patient population. The aim of this study was to determine predictors for increased length of hospitalization in patients who underwent the Modified Sternoplasty technique for deep sternal wound infection following cardiac surgery.
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