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Table 2 Incidence of SWI in group PDT + SWI vs. group SWI w/o PDT

From: Does percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy increase the incidence of sternal wound infection - a single center retrospective of 4100 cases

  PDT + SWI (n = 25) SWI w/o PDT (n = 131) P-Values
SWI % (n) 9.4 % (25/265) 3.4 % (131/3829) 0.0001
CDC I % (n) 20 % (5) 1.5 % (2)
CDC II % (n) 52 % (13) 86.3 % (113)
CDC III % (n) 28 % (7) 12.2 % (16)
  1. Bold writing indicates significant Values
  2. CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SWI sternal wound infection