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Table 2 Characteristics of the deep sternal wound infections.

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

Patient Age (Years) Gender Risk factor Primary procedure Operation time (minutes) Duration for treatment (days) Pathogens Follow up Period (months) Prognosis Cause of death
1 61 Male DM Cardiac trauma 180 150 MRSA 76.4 Alive -
2 70 Male Smoking CABG 153 135 MSSA 78 Alive -
3 77 Female None AVR 270 120 MRSA 63.4 Alive -
4 65 Male None CABG 420 60 MRSE 64.8 Death Pneumonia
5 77 Male None CABG 428 131 MRSE 50 Alive -
6 72 Male DM CABG 445 124 MRSA 55.3 Alive -
7 71 Male DM AVR 300 Not available MRSA 0.57 Death DSWI
8 67 Male HD CABG 340 37 MRSA 54 Alive -
9 59 Male None Aorta 595 40 Klebsiella 54.8 Alive -
10 87 Female None AVR 504 48 MRSA 4.8 Death Meningitis
11 70 Male HD CABG 325 66 MRSA 12 Death Pneumonia
12 74 Female Steroid Aorta 470 34 MRSA 37.1 Alive -
13 61 Female Steroid Aorta 568 51 Pseudomonaus 31.2 Alive -
14 76 Male None Aorta 683 66 MSSA 28.2 Alive -
15 79 Male None CABG 342 203 MRSA 12.6 Death Pneumonia
16 62 Male None Aorta 496 26 MSSA 11 Alive -
  1. Total: total sternectomy, Partial: partial sternectomy, None: sternectomy was not performed.
  2. OF: Omental flap, PF: Pectralis major flap, VAC: VAC therapy
  3. Primary: primary wound closure, Secondary: secondary wound closure.
  4. MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MRSE: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis. Klebsiella: Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas: Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  5. DSWI: Deep sternal wound infection.