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Table 4 Outcome of patients in HBO2 and control group

From: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an adjunctive treatment for sternal infection and osteomyelitis after sternotomy and cardiothoracic surgery

  HBO2 Control p
Death 0 3 0.046
Complications 0.9 ± 2.3 0.7 ± 5 0.059
  1. Complication: seizure/stroke, acute myocardial infarction/arrhythmia, bacteremia, pneumonia/empyema, acute pancreatitis, ischemic bowel disease, upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding, hyperglycemia, acute renal failure