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2012-02-28 21:52:57

A two-year effort to prevent infections in children healing from cardiac surgery reduced sternum infections by 61 percent, a San Antonio researcher announced at the Cardiology 2012 conference Feb. 23 in Orlando, Fla. Faculty from UT Medicine San Antonio carried out a new infection-control protocol for 308 children who underwent sternotomies at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital between 2009 and 2011. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of...

2009-03-31 08:23:33

Children who undergo surgical repair of complex heart defects have a good prognosis these days. More than 90 percent survive the operation. New research suggests not all these kids go on to live happy lives, however, according to a study out of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, several factors raise the risk for a lower quality of life for some. The study was conducted among 759 children between the ages of 8 and 18 and their parents. All the kids had undergone surgery for a...

2008-08-06 15:00:56

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- KLS Martin LP, a medical device company specializing in craniomaxillofacial and sternal fixation, announced today the implantation of the Sternal Talon(R) in the 500th patient. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080806/CLW088 ) The Sternal Talon(R) is an alternative method of closure for midline sternotomies used in many heart procedures and utilizes rigid orthopedic-style fixation. Originally developed in conjunction with surgeons...


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