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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Spring;16(1):77-80.

Methods for reduction of sternal wound infection.

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  • 1Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

Deep sternal wound infections continue to be an uncommon but potentially devastating complication of cardiac surgical procedures. Numerous risk factors have been identified but only a few can be characterized as modifiable. These risk factors and their modifications are reviewed in the following article.

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