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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Sep;24(9):834-7.

Staphylococcus aureus as a risk factor for bloodstream infection in children with postoperative mediastinitis.

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Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Abstract

Bloodstream infection (BSI) complicates postoperative mediastinitis in >50% of cases. In this retrospective cohort study from 1995-2003, postoperative mediastinitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus was an independent risk factor for the development of BSI (adjusted odds ratio, 6.4; 95% confidence interval, 1.4-29.3). Postoperative mediastinitis caused by S. aureus has a higher intrinsic risk of being complicated by BSI than mediastinitis caused by other pathogens.

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