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Major Infection Following Pediatric Cardiac Surgery | Risk Model

Purpose:

To predict the risk of major infection following cardiac surgery performed on a pediatric patient using the model of Barker et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, complications, selection, surgery

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Barker et al developed a model for estimating the risk of a major infection following cardiac surgery performed on a pediatric patient. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Duke University, Oregon Health and Science University, Cleveland Clinic and the Congenital Heart Institute of Florida.

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