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Figure 1 | Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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From: Secondary omental and pectoralis major double flap reconstruction following aggressive sternectomy for deep sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery

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QOL of patients treated with total sternectomy. Age-, gender-, surgical procedures-, and follow-up period-matched comparison of the aspects assessed with the Short Form 36-Item Health Survey, Version 2 (SF36v2) in the patients who underwent total sternectomy (black bars) compared with patients who underwent cardiovascular surgery without DSWI (white bars). Score scales have a mean of 50 and a standard deviation of 10 in the 2002 Japanese general population.

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