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Preoperative Scoring System of Friedman et al for Risk of Sternal Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Purpose:

To identify a patient who is at risk for a sternal surgica site infection (SSI) after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) using the score of Friedman et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I20-I25, I97, T82

Description:

Friedman et al developed a simple preoperative score which can help to identify a patient at risk for a sternal surgical site infection (SSI) following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. A patient at risk may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Victorian Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

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