Elevated preoperative fasting serum glucose levels increase the risk of postoperative mediastinitis in patients undergoing open heart surgery.

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Journal Article

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, SJ; Sexton, DJ

Published Date

  • October 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 776 - 778

PubMed ID

  • 14587944

Pubmed Central ID

  • 14587944

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0899-823X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/502133

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States