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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Jan;27(1):83-5. Epub 2006 Jan 6.

Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection after cardiac surgery: risk factors and outcome.

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  • 1Department of Surgical Sciences, Cardiothoracic Unit, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden.


Thirty-eight patients (10 cases and 28 controls) were included in a case-control study of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection after cardiac surgery in 833 patients. All bacterial strains were found to be unique by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. In multivariable risk-factor analysis, only valve prosthesis implantation was associated with bloodstream infection. The early and late case mortality rate was 0%.

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