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Table 3 Details of sternal SSIs and clinical outcomes.

From: Double vs single internal thoracic artery harvesting in diabetic patients: role in perioperative infection rate

  Group 1 Group 2 p value
Organ/space sternal SSIs 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)  
Superficial sternal SSIs 2 (4.9%) 3 (7.5%) 0.675
   Staphylococcus Aureus 1 2  
   Staphylococcus Epidermidis 1 1  
Time from surgery to recognized infection (days) 18.5 ± 2.1 7.3 ± 3.0  
Duration of infection until sterilization (days) 14.0 ± 4.2 13.3 ± 3.7  
Infection relapse rate 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)  
Total hospital length of stay (days) 15.5 ± 3.5 19.0 ± 7.0