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Elevated Preoperative Fasting Serum Glucose Levels Increase the Risk of Postoperative Mediastinitis in Patients Undergoing Open Heart Surgery

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Stephen J. Wilson
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
Daniel J. Sexton
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Abstract

We conducted a case-control study to investigate the relationship between preoperative fasting serum glucose and postoperative mediastinitis in patients undergoing open heart surgery. Multivariate analysis revealed that a glucose level of 126 mg/dL or greater was associated with a significantly increased risk of mediastinitis (OR, 5.25; P = .002).

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