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Table 1 Culture-verified deep sternal wound infection pathogens

From: Treatment outcomes of postoperative mediastinitis in cardiac surgery; negative pressure wound therapy versus conventional treatment

Bacterial strains VAC therapy Conventional treatment
n % n %
S.aureus 14 29.8 15 34.9
E.coli 4 8.5 6 14
K.pneumoniae 1 2.1 - 0
S. epidermiditis 9 19.1 8 18.6
Metisin resistance S. aureus 12 25.5 10 23.3
Streptococcus - 0 1 2.3
E.coli + P.aeruginosa 2 4.3 2 4.7
P.aeruginosa 3 6.4 - 0
A.baumannii 2 4.3 1 2.3
  1. The sum of percentages exceeds 100% because of rounding-off errors.
  2. VAC = vacuum-assisted closure.
  3. S. aureus = Stafhylococcus aures; E. coli = Escherichia coli; K. pneumoniae = Klebsiella pneumoniae; S. epidermiditis = Stafhylococcus epidermiditis; E.coli = Escherichia coli; P.auroginosa = Pseudomonas aeruginosa; A.baumannii = Acinetobacter baumannii.