Publication
Title
Current perspectives on diagnosis and management of sternal wound infections
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Abstract
Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI), also known as mediastinitis, is a serious and potentially fatal condition. The diagnosis and treatment of DSWI are challenging. In this current narrative review, the epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, and surgical and antimicrobial management of DSWI are discussed. Ideally, the management of DSWI requires early and sufficient surgical debridement and appropriate antibiotic therapy. When foreign material is present, biofilm-active antibiotic therapy is also needed. Because DSWI is often complex, the management requires the involvement of a multidisciplinary team consisting of cardiothoracic surgeons, plastic surgeons, intensivists, infectious disease specialists, and clinical microbiologists.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Infection and drug resistance
Publication
Albany : Dove medical press ltd , 2018
ISSN
1178-6973
Volume/pages
11 (2018) , p. 961-968
ISI
000439190200001
Pubmed ID
30038509
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 02.08.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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