Search for dissertations about: "postoperative mediastinitis"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words postoperative mediastinitis.

  1. 1. Wound Infection Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery : Risk Factors and the Experiences of Patients

    Author : Christine Leo Swenne; Marianne Carlsson; Christina Lindholm; Jan Borowiec; Annika Ekbom Schnell; Hans Rutberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Caring sciences; coronary artery bypass graft; surgical wound infection; infection control; risk factor; blood glucose; postoperative; Saphenous vein harvesting; wound evaluation scale; mediastinitis; psychology; quality of life; Vårdvetenskap;

    Abstract : The primary aim was to register the incidence of surgical wound infections (SWI) in sternotomy and leg incisions and potential risk factors for SWI following coronary artery by-pass graft (CAGB) procedures. Patients’ perspectives of SWI and the subsequent treatment were also considered. Risk factors were registered for 374 patients. READ MORE

  2. 2. Postoperative mediastinitis : risk factors, wound contamination, diagnostic possibilities

    Author : Catarina Yael Bitkover; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; postoperative mediastinitis; risk factors; coaglase-negative staphylococci; pulsed field gel electrophoresis; computed tomography; granulocyte scintigraphy; inflammation; postoperative infection; procalcitonin; sternotomy; heart surgery;

    Abstract : The aim of these studies has been to investigate different aspects of postoperative mediastinitis. Radiological investigations and biochemical markers of infection and inflammation were examined, risk factors analyzed and spread of bacteria during operation studied. READ MORE

  3. 3. Local Collagen-Gentamicin for Prevention of Sternal Wound Infections

    Author : Örjan Friberg; Rolf Svedjeholm; Jan Källman; Bo Söderquist; Bengt Gårdlund; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cardiac surgery; Sternal wound infection; Mediastinitis; Antibiotics; Gentamicin; Prophylaxis; Cost-effectiveness; Staphylococcus; Randomised controlled trial; Thoracic surgery; Thoraxkirurgi;

    Abstract : In cardiac surgery, sternal wound infection (SWI) continues to be one of the most serious postoperative complications. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) have become the most common causative agents of SWI. READ MORE

  4. 4. Acute kidney injury after coronary artery bypass grafting and outcomes

    Author : Linda Rydén; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Acute Kidney Injury;

    Abstract : Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a rapid reduction in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) that leads to a rise in serum creatinine (SCr). Acute kidney injury is common and patients with sepsis and patients who undergo cardiac surgery are at highest risk. READ MORE