First Evidence of Sternal Wound Biofilm following Cardiac Surgery
Management of deep sternal wound infection (SWI), a serious complication after cardiac surgery with high morbidity and mortality incidence, requires invasive procedures such as, debridement with primary closure or myocutaneous flap
reconstruction along with use of broad spectrum antibiotics.
Overview and Management of Sternal Wound Infection
Sternal wound infection is a life-threatening complication after cardiac surgery
associated with high morbidity and mortality. Past treatment options have included closed suction and continuous irrigation.
Deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery
Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) is a serious postoperative complication of cardiac surgery. In this study we investigated the incidence of DSWI and effect of re-exploration for bleeding on DSWI mortality.
Sternum wound contraction and distension during negative pressure wound therapy when using a rigid disc to prevent heart and lung rupture
There are increasing reports of deaths and serious complications associated with the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), of which right ventricular heart rupture is the most devastating.
Deep sternal wound infection after open heart surgery: current treatment insights. A retrospective study of 36 cases
The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the results of reconstructing infected poststernotomy wounds, with either sternal plating and/or pectoralis major flap transposition or pedicled omentoplasty after previous vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy.
Delivery of local anaesthetic via a sternal catheter to reduce the pain caused by sternal fractures
Sternal fractures cause considerable pain, and a proportion of patients require admission for analgesia. Local anaesthetic techniques have been used to reduce the pain from chest wall injuries and may reduce complications from these injuries.
Suction-irrigation drainage: an underestimated therapeutic option for surgical treatment
Deep sternal wound infections are significant and severe complications following cardiac surgery and substantially influence perioperative morbidity and mortality. We present the experience of our department using two different surgical treatments over a three-year period.