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Table 3 Primary and secondary endpoints

From: Different duration strategies of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery: an observational study

  All Group I Group II p-value
n = 615 n = 283 n = 332
Primary endpoints     
DSWI; n (%) 10 (1,6) 4 (1,4) 6 (1,8) 0,76
SSWI; n (%) 14 (2,2) 5 (1,7) 9 (2,7) 0,59
VHSI; n (%) 4 (0,6) 1 (0,3) 3 (0,9) 0,63
Secondary endpoints     
Respiratory tract infection; n (%) 23 (3,7) 12 (4,2) 11 (3,3) 0,67
Urinary tract infection; n (%) 46 (7,4) 26 (9,1) 20 (6,0) 0,17
All-cause mortality; n (%) 23 (3,7) 7 (2,4) 16 (4,8) 0,14
  • Mortality due to infection 6 (0,98) 2 (0,71) 4 (1,20)  
  • Mortality due to other cause 17 (2,76) 6 (2,12) 11 (3,31)  
  1. DSWI deep sternal wound infection, SSWI superficial sternal wound infection, VHSI vein harvesting site infection.