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Prospective validation of a predictive scoring system for deep sternal wound infection after routine bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting.

Authors
  • Gatti, Giuseppe1
  • Barbati, Giulia2
  • Luzzati, Roberto3
  • Sinagra, Gianfranco2
  • Pappalardo, Aniello4
  • 1 Division of Cardiac Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Trieste, Italy [email protected] , (Italy)
  • 2 Division of Cardiology, Ospedali Riuniti and University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 3 Division of Infective Diseases, Ospedali Riuniti and University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 4 Division of Cardiac Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Trieste, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
May 01, 2016
Volume
22
Issue
5
Pages
606–611
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivw016
PMID: 26892193
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

On the basis of the results of the present prospective study, the Gatti score has proved to be effective in predicting DSWI following BITA grafting despite some differences between the original and the present series of patients. More studies have to be performed in order to strengthen the evidence of this first external validation.

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