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Cardiac
Surgery in Diabetic Patients

     

  • Furnary
    AP, Zerr KJ. Grunkemeier GL, et al [ Providence St.
    Vincent Med Ctr., Portland, Ore]

    Continuous Intravenous Insulin Infusion Reduced
    Incidence of Deep Sternal Wound Infection in
    Diabetic Patients After Cardiac Surgical Procedures



    Ann
    Thorac Surg 67: 352-362, 1999

        

    Deep
    Sternal Wound Infection [DSWI] is a very serious
    complication of cardiac surgery, and diabetes is an
    important risk factor. A new protocol to prevent
    DSWI in patients with diabetes, focusing on
    aggressive control of postoperative blood glucose
    levels by continuous insulin infusion [CII] was
    evaluated.

       

    A
    policy of aggressive glucose control with CII
    significantly reduced the incidence of DSWI, to
    equal that in non-diabetics, thus reducing
    considerably the high costs of readmission and
    mortality associated with DSWI in diabetic patients.

              

 



 

           

Speciality Spotlight

       

 
Medicine
   

 

Cardiac Surgery in Diabetic Patients
     

  • Furnary AP, Zerr KJ. Grunkemeier GL, et al [ Providence St. Vincent Med Ctr., Portland, Ore]
    Continuous Intravenous Insulin Infusion Reduced Incidence of Deep Sternal Wound Infection in Diabetic Patients After Cardiac Surgical Procedures
    Ann Thorac Surg 67: 352-362, 1999
        
    Deep Sternal Wound Infection [DSWI] is a very serious complication of cardiac surgery, and diabetes is an important risk factor. A new protocol to prevent DSWI in patients with diabetes, focusing on aggressive control of postoperative blood glucose levels by continuous insulin infusion [CII] was evaluated.
       
    A policy of aggressive glucose control with CII significantly reduced the incidence of DSWI, to equal that in non-diabetics, thus reducing considerably the high costs of readmission and mortality associated with DSWI in diabetic patients.
              

 

 

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