Infections After Heart Surgery Differ By Type of Surgery Interview with:
Keita Morikane, Director
Division of Clinical Laboratory and Infection Control
Yamagata University Hospital

Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: The risk factors for surgical site infection following cardiac
surgery is extensively investigated, but those specifically of open
heart surgery or coronary artery bypass remains unknown. The main
findings were that the risk factors between the two types of cardiac
surgery were considerably different.

Medical Research: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Response: The result of this study will enhance risk stratification and
adjustment of the incidence of surgical site infections when comparing
between hospitals, surgeons, and other specific groups

Medical Research: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: There are many more unknown differences in the risk factors for
surgical site infection following various types of operation. Using the
large cohort of surveillance data in each countries, the differences
will be further investigated


Differences in risk factors associated with surgical site infections
following two types of cardiac surgery in Japanese patients
Journal of Hospital Infection, 01/13/2015
Morikane K, et al.

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Last Updated on January 23, 2015 by Marie Benz MD FAAD