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Ozker E., Saritas B., Vuran C., Yoruker U., Ulugol H., Turkoz R.
JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.7, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Delayed sternal closure, Mediastinitis, Open heart surgery, Pediatric, PROLONGED OPEN STERNOTOMY, RISK-FACTORS, MEDIAN STERNOTOMY, SURGERY, INFECTIONS, MEDIASTINITIS, OUTCOMES, CHILDREN
Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated:
Background: Delayed sternal closure (DSC) after cardiac surgery is a therapeutic option in the treatment of the severely impaired heart in pediatric cardiac surgery. The results with the technique of DSC over a 4-year period are examined with regard to mortality and morbidity.