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Table 4 Multivariate risk factors for postoperative mediastinitis

From: The concept of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) after poststernotomy mediastinitis – a single center experience with 54 patients

Term Estimate Std Error P-value Odds Ratio
Intercept 6,01 1,48 < 0,001  
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0,35 0,15 0,02 2,01
Rethoracotomy (other than wound infection) 0,30 0,25 0,23 1,82
Reintubation 1,14 0,17 < 0,001 9,79
Higher Body mass index -0,14 0,02 < 0,001 0,00
More red cell package postop -0,03 0,02 0,19 0,10
Lower haemoglobin at discharge 0,19 0,11 0,09 7,15
Male gender -0,45 0,19 0,02 0,41
Higher creatinine postoperative -0,16 0,09 0,08 0,14