Efficiency of antibacterial suture material in cardiac surgery: A double-blind randomized prospective study

Isik I., Selimen D., Senay S. , Alhan C.

Heart Surgery Forum, cilt.15, sa.1, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1532/hsf98.20111106
  • Dergi Adı: Heart Surgery Forum


Objective: Postoperative surgical site infections (SSI) still greatly affect mortality and morbidity in cardiovascular surgery. SSI may be related to the suture material. In this prospective, randomized, controlled, and double-blinded study, the effect of antibacterial suture material on SSI in cardiac surgical patients was investigated.