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Table 8 Outcomes: sternal wound complication incidence and grade and overall survival in the diabetes subgroup receiving SIMA grafts

From: Skeletonisation contributing to a reduction of sternal wound complications: a retrospective study in OPCAB patients

Variable Non-skeletonized (n = 162) Skeletonized (n = 85) Odds ratio (95% CI) P
SWC incidence 20 (12.35) 6 (7.06) 0.54 (0.21;1.40) 0.204
SWC incidence (grade 1 excluded) 12 (7.41) 5 (5.88) 0.78 (0.27;2.30) 0.653
SWC grade    0.55 (0.21;1.42) 0.217
SWC grade (grade 1 excluded)    0.78 (0.27;2.29) 0.649
1 8 (4.94) 1 (1.18)   
2 3 (1.85) 2 (2.35)   
3 8 (4.94) 2 (2.35)   
4 1 (0.62) 1 (1.18)   
Overall survival (%, 95 CI)    0.57 (0.12;2.65) 0.469
1 month 95.98 (91.24;98.18) 100.00   
6 months 93.71 (88.23;96.69) 97.44 (83.16;99.63)   
12 months 93.71 (88.23;96.69) 86.61 (47.47;97.26)   
  1. SWC sternal wound complication, CI confidence interval
  2. Values are presented as mean ± SD or n (%) if not otherwise specified
  3. P < 0.05 was considered significant