Topical Vancomycin in Prevention of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcal Related Mediastinitis in Patients Receiving Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
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Sternal or mediastinal infections after heart operation occurs infrequently but carries a high cost in money, morbidity, and mortality. At our hospital, Staphylococcus species cause most of these infections and is uniformly sensitive to vancomycin. However, the relative low concentration of vancomycin in sternal bone was noted given intravenously. Topical vancomycin was therefore considered to apply on the cut edege of sternal bone before closure in patients receiving coronary artery bypass graft to evaluate the effect on reducing the infection rate of staphylococcus related mediastinitis (6). In addition, we try to observe that prophylactic use of topical vancomycin will increase the risk for acquiring resistant pathogen such as VISA (vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus), VRSA (Vancomycin-resistant S. aureus), VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus)
Condition or disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Procedure: coronary artery bypass grafting via midline sternotomy
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with coronary artery disease underwent aoronary artery bypass grafting
Patients who ever received vancomycin or teicoplanin or linezolids within one week will be excluded. Other exclusion criteria are patients in pregnant, allergic to vancomycin, and hesitate to this study plan.