Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or Alone Antibiotherapy? Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Mediastinitis in a Rat Model

KURT T., Vural A., Temiz A., Ozbudak E., Yener A. U., Sacar S., ...More

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE CIRURGIA CARDIOVASCULAR, vol.30, no.5, pp.538-543, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: In the post-sternotomy mediastinitis patients, Staphylococcus aureus is the pathogenic microorganism encountered most often. In our study, we aimed to determine the efficacy of antibiotic treatment with vancomycin and tigecycline, alone or in combination with hyperbaric oxygen treatment, on bacterial elimination in experimental S. aureus mediastinitis.