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Suppurative mediastinitis after open heart surgery. A case control study of risk factors.

Suppurative mediastinitis occurred in 68 of 9,965 patients (0.7 percent) who underwent median sternotomy at Emory University Hospital from 1973 through 1982. Case-control methodology was used to identify preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative risk factors for the development of poststernotomy mediastinitis. The following 12 individually significant risk factors were identified by univariate analysis: preoperative factors: history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), history of prior sternotomy, pyuria, low ejection fraction, and high left ventricular end-diastolic pressure; intraoperative factors: valvular or aortic aneurysm surgery, prolonged bypass pump time, repeat placement on bypass, duration of surgery; and postoperative factors: surgical reexploration due to postoperative hemorrhage, cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the immediate postoperative period, prolonged time (greater than 48 hours) on mechanical ventilation. By logistic regression analysis, three of these factors were found to be associated independently with increased odds of developing mediastinitis: duration of surgery, history of COPD, and prolonged postoperative mechanical ventilation.[1]


  1. Suppurative mediastinitis after open heart surgery. A case control study of risk factors. Newman, L.S., Szczukowski, L.C., Bain, R.P., Perlino, C.A. Chest (1988) [Pubmed]
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