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Table 9 Outcomes: sternal wound complication incidence and grade and overall survival in the diabetes subgroup receiving BIMA grafts

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

Variable Non-skeletonized (n = 252) Skeletonized (n = 56) Odds ratio (95% CI) P
SWC incidence 62 (24.60) 6 (10.71) 0.37 (0.15;0.90) 0.028
SWC incidence (grade 1 excluded) 41 (16.27) 3 (5.36) 0.29 (0.09;0.98) 0.046
SWC grade    0.36 (0.146;0.88) 0.025
SWC grade (grade 1 excluded)    0.29 (0.09;0.97) 0.044
1 21 (8.33) 3 (5.36)   
2 8 (3.17) 1 (1.79)   
3 24 (9.52) 2 (3.57)   
4 9 (3.57) 0 (0.00)   
Overall survival (%, 95 CI)    0.93 (0.11;7.63) 0.946
1 month 98.35 (95.65;99.38) 100.00   
6 months 95.87 (92.19;97.84) 100.00   
12 months 95.87 (92.19;97.84) 100.00   
  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