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Antibiotic-impregnated beads for the treatment of aortic graft infection



Antibiotic-impregnated beads for the treatment of aortic graft infection



Annals of Thoracic Surgery 93(3): 984-985



Infection of a prosthetic graft after replacement of the ascending aorta is an uncommon but life-threatening complication of surgery. We report the use of antibiotic-impregnated calcium sulfate beads in a patient with ascending aortic graft infection to provide localized, high-dose therapy to the infected region. Perigraft placement of antibiotic beads provides an alternative method for the treatment of aortic graft infection.

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Accession: 051575139

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PMID: 22364994

DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.07.066


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