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Evaluation of autologous platelet rich plasma for cardiac surgery: outcome analysis of 2000 patients

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, January 2016
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Title
Evaluation of autologous platelet rich plasma for cardiac surgery: outcome analysis of 2000 patients
Published in
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13019-016-0452-9
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Authors

Amit N. Patel, Craig H. Selzman, Ganesh S. Kumpati, Stephen H. McKellar, David A. Bull

Abstract

Deep and superficial sternal wound infections (DSWI & SWI) following cardiac surgery increase morbidity, mortality and cost. Autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) derived from the patient's own blood has been used in other surgical settings to promote successful wound healing. The goal of this study was to analyze the addition of PRP using a rapid point of care bedside system to standard wound care in all patients undergoing sternotomy for cardiac surgical procedures. Over a 7 year period, 2000 patients undergoing open cardiac operations requiring sternotomy were enrolled. One thousand patients received standard of care sternal closure. The other 1000 patients received standard of care sternal closure plus PRP applied to the sternum at the time of closure. The outcomes related to wound healing, infection, readmissions, and costs were analyzed. In the 2000 patients, there were more ventricular assist device implants/heart transplants and emergency operations in the PRP group; otherwise there were no significant differences. The use of PRP reduced the incidence of DSWI from 2.0 to 0.6 %, SWI from 8.0 to 2.0 %, and the readmission rate from 4.0 to 0.8 %. The use of PRP reduced the costs associated with the development of deep and superficial wound complications from $1,256,960 to $593,791. The use of PRP decreases the incidence and costs of sternal wound complications following cardiac surgery. The routine use of platelet rich plasma should be considered for all patients undergoing sternotomy for cardiac surgical procedures. Clinicaltrials.gov ( NCT00130377 ) for the data registry.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 66 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 15%
Other 10 15%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Master 8 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Other 14 21%
Unknown 10 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 48%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 11 16%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 April 2017.
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#4,174,028
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#65
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#73,868
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
#2
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