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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Use Of The Vancomycin Paste For Sternal Hemostasis And Mediastinitis Prophylaxis [o Uso Da Vancomicina Em Pasta Na Hemostasia Do Esterno E Profilaxia Da Mediastinite]
Author: De Arruda M.V.F.
Braile D.M.
Joaquim M.R.
Suzuki F.A.
Alves R.H.
Abstract: Introduction: Mediastinitis is one of the most feared complications for thoracic surgeons, being a significant factor in morbidity and mortality in thoracic surgery. Objective: To find a new alternative in order to prevent mediastinitis, reducing the morbidity and mortality. Methods: A retrospective study including 1020 patients operated between February 2002 and October 2005. Patients underwent bypass surgery and vancomycin paste was used rather than bone wax in all cases. Results: Patients were followed-up for 45 months; there were only five (0.49%) cases of mediastinitis; no deaths were observed. Conclusion: The use of Vancomycin paste to replace bone wax proved to be a great allied to prevent mediastinitis after thoracic surgery. Descriptors: Mediastinitis, prevention & control. Vancomycin. Cardiac surgical procedures.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0102-76382008000100007
Date Issue: 2008
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