Case-control study of pediatric cardiothoracic surgical site infections

Galit Holzmann-Pazgal, Diane Hopkins-Broyles, Angela Recktenwald, Melinda Hohrein, Patricia Kieffer, Charles Huddleston, Sharma Anshuman, Victoria Fraser

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A retrospective case-control study was performed to determine the risks and outcomes associated with pediatric cardiothoracic surgical site infection. Undergoing more than 1 cardiothoracic operative procedure, having preoperative infection, and undergoing surgery on a Monday were significant risk factors. Cardiothoracic surgical site infection increased hospital and pediatric intensive care unit length of stay. Deep surgical site infection significantly increased mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


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