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Risk Factors for Major Sternal Wound Infections After Open Heart Surgery

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for a major sternal wound infection after open heart surgery using the risk factors of Ottno et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

T82.7

Description:

Ottino et al identified risk factors associated with major sternal wound infections occurring after open heart surgery. These can help identify patients at risk for infection who may be candidates for preventive care and close monitoring. The authors are from the University of Torino and S. Giovanni Battista Hospital in Torino, Italy.

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