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Titolo:
TOWARD FURTHER REDUCING WOUND INFECTIONS IN CARDIAC OPERATIONS
Autore:
BROWN IW; MOOR GF; HUMMELL BW; MARSHALL WG; COLLINS JP;
Indirizzi:
WATSON CLIN,DEPT CARDIOVASC SURG,1600 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD LAKELAND FL33804
Titolo Testata:
The Annals of thoracic surgery
fascicolo: 6, volume: 62, anno: 1996,
pagine: 1783 - 1789
SICI:
0003-4975(1996)62:6<1783:TFRWII>2.0.ZU;2-X
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CORONARY-ARTERY BYPASS; SURGERY; COMPLICATIONS; RISK; MEDIASTINITIS; SURVEILLANCE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
23
Recensione:
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Citazione:
I.W. Brown et al., "TOWARD FURTHER REDUCING WOUND INFECTIONS IN CARDIAC OPERATIONS", The Annals of thoracic surgery, 62(6), 1996, pp. 1783-1789

Abstract

Background. Serious wound infections such as mediastinitis still occur at a rate of 0.8% to 2.0%, according to the most recently published cardiac operative series. Methods. Data from careful surveillance for infection have been collected prospectively during a 4.5-year period on 1,717 patients who underwent cardiac operations performed under direct ultraviolet C radiation. Results. The rate for mediastinitis was 0.23%, and for deep incisional infection without mediastinitis, 0.12%; these rates are significantly lower than those for eight of nine of themost recently published cardiac series. When our infection rates werestratified using the National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance risk index, they were also significantly lower in the most important risk categories than the corresponding stratified rates collected from the participating hospitals of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance system. Conclusions. Though we lack the proof that only a large, randomized study might provide, certainly, one possible explanation for our lower wound infection rate was the use of bactericidal ultraviolet C radiation during operation. This is a simple and effective means of minimizing operating room airborne bacteria as one possible source of these infections.

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