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Scoring System of Benedetto et al for Deep Sternal Wound Infection

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Infectious Diseases

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Description:

Benedetto et al developed a nomogram for evaluating a patient undergoing median sternotomy. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management to avoid a deep sternal infection, such as placement of a gentamicin-impregnated collagen sponge (GICS). The authors are from Harefield Hospital in London.

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