Elevated preoperative fasting serum glucose levels increase the risk of postoperative mediastinitis in patients undergoing open heart surgery.
Journal Article (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).
- Wilson, SJ; Sexton, DJ
- October 1, 2003
Volume / Issue
- 24 / 10
Start / End Page
- 776 - 778
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States