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Midterm results after treatment of gram-positive deep sternal wound infections with daptomycin for cardiac surgery patients

Katharina R Ort, Fawad A Jebran, Christian Bireta, Bernhard C Danner, Ioannis Bougioukas, Friedrich A Schoendube and Aron F Popov*

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Department of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Strasse 40, Göttingen, 37099, Germany

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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2013, 8:21  doi:10.1186/1749-8090-8-21

Published: 26 January 2013

Abstract

Daptomycin in combination with surgical therapy has shown to be effective for treatment of deep sternal wound infection in cardiac surgery. However, till now midterm results in terms of re-infection or re-operation in patients who were successfully treated with daptomycin for gram-positive deep sternal wound infection are not published. Herein, we present midterm results in patients treated successfully with daptomycin after cardiac surgery.

Keywords:
Cardiac surgery; Deep sternal infection; Antibiotic treatment; Daptomycin; Midterm outcome