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J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Jan 11;6:4. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-6-4.

Intraoperative PaO2 is not related to the development of surgical site infections after major cardiac surgery.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The perioperative use of high inspired oxygen fraction (FIO2) for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) has demonstrated a reduction in their incidence in some types of surgery however there exist some discrepancies in this respect. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between PaO2 values and SSIs in cardiac patients.

METHODS:

We designed a prospective study in which 1,024 patients undergoing cardiac surgery were analyzed.

RESULTS:

SSIs were observed in 5.3% of patients. There was not significant difference in mortality at 30 days between patients with and without SSIs. In the uni and multivariate analysis no differences in function of the inspired oxygen fraction administrated were observed.

CONCLUSIONS:

We observed that the PaO2 in adult cardiac surgery patients was not related to SSI rate.

PMID:
21223558
PMCID:
PMC3029217
DOI:
10.1186/1749-8090-6-4
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