He added: "The pathologist's report says that he died as a result of multiple organ failure brought on by mediastinitis
5% incidence of sternal infection, dehiscence or mediastinitis
after cardiovascular operations: a case-control study of risk factors.
Vacuum-assisted closure with Safetac technology for mediastinitis
in patients with a ventricular assist device.
Improved quality rating--Stroke and mediastinitis
are the two most costly complications after CABG.
Yet, activity limitations are often employed following median sternotomy with the clinical assumption that this will reduce risk of sternal instability and mediastinitis
Cigna defines avoidable hospital conditions as: "objects left inside a patient during surgery; air embolism, or sudden artery blockage from air bubbles introduced during surgery; use of the wrong blood type during transfusions; infections from urinary catheters; pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores; infections from central vein catheters; mediastinitis
, an often fatal inflammation in lung tissue; and hospital-acquired injuries, such as fractures, dislocations, and bums.
Fatal massive hemorrhage caused by nasogastric tube misplacement in a patient with mediastinitis
In October 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began denying or reducing payment for specific healthcare-associated infections(HAIs): catheter-associated urinary-tract infections, mediastinitis
following coronary-artery bypass grafting, and vascular catheter-associated bloodstream infections.
2) Grade on Sternal Instability Scale 3 (3) (0 to 3), median (IQR) Risks to wound healing, n (%) Obesity 7 (78) Diabetes 3 (33) Alpha adrenergic agents 3 (33) Smoker 1 (11) Known osteoporosis 2 (22) Renal failure 1 (11) Post menopausal 1 (11) Problems prior to surgery, n (%) Back pain 6 (67) Amputation 1 (11) Nil 3 (33) Problems since surgery, n (%) Dry cough 1 (11) Fall 2 (22) Poor compliance with sternal 3 (33) precautions Mediastinitis
1 (11) Problems with wires 2 (22) Chest infection 2 (22) Syncopal episodes 1 (11) Nil 1 (11) Table 2: Mean (SD) of interventions, mean (SD) difference within interventions, and mean (95% CI) difference between interventions for all outcomes.
In accordance with the law, CMS has targeted specific hospital-acquired conditions: objects left in surgery, air embolisms, blood incompatibility, catheter induced urinary infections, bedsores, vascular catheter induced infections, mediastinitis
after coronary bypass, and falls occurring in a hospital (http//:cms.
Once a perforation occurs, saliva, retained gastric contents, bile, and acid enter the mediastinum, resulting in mediastinitis