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AbstractBetween January 1981 and December 1991, 4137 adult patients underwentvarious cardiac procedures via a median sternotomy under cardiopulmonarybypass. The overall infection rate was 1.33%, including superficial woundinfections (SWI) (1.18%) and deep sternal infection (DSI)...
AbstractWe report a case of descending necrotising mediastinitis complicating anoropharyngeal infection in a 25-year-old male. The clinical presentation,the diagnosis and the management of this rare disease and its complicationsare discussed in this case report with a brief review of theliterature.
AbstractVarious clinical investigation have shown that aprotinin therapy reducesbleeding after open-heart operations. In this study low-dose aprotinin,30,000 KIU/kg in the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) priming volume and 7,500KIU/kg intravenously each hour during CPB, was used in ten...
AbstractA 60-year-old male patient developed progressive wound ulcerations,simulating wound sepsis after coronary bypass operation. The condition didnot respond to intensive antibiotic therapy. Based on clinical signs andbiopsy, the diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum was made and...
AbstractA prospective study of 100 patients undergoing coronary artery bypasssurgery was performed to demonstrate the effectiveness of a posteriorpericardiotomy in reducing the incidence of pericardial effusions and,consequently, reducing the incidence of supraventricular arrhythmias in...
AbstractBovine pericardial (BP) grafts have been clinical use at Biocor Hospitalsince 1989 for replacement or repair of the ascending aorta (AsAo) andinitial segment of the aortic arch (AoAr). The main advantages of BP graftsthat have justified their clinical application are much easier...
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