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Risk Factors for Sternal Wound Infection in Child After Cardiac Surgery

Purpose:

To identify a pediatric patient who is at risk for a sternal wound infection following cardiac surgery based on the study of Ben-Ami et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, complications, failure handling and therapy escalation, adverse effects, surgery

ICD-10:

T82.7

Description:

Ben-Ami et al identified risk factors for a sternal wound infection in a child following cardiac surgery. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Tel-Aviv University and Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel.

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