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Efficacy of Primary Closure Technique in Treatment of Post-Sternotomy Mediastinitis in Pediatric Group: A Randomized Controlled Trial
This randomized trial assessed the efficacy of vacuum-assisted sternal closure as compared to primary closure technique in the treatment of post-cardiac surgery mediastinitis in a pediatric age group. Out of 101 patients, the chance of survival six months post-surgery was higher for the primary sternal closure group. The study concluded that primary sternal closure technique is favorable over vacuum-assisted closure technique in pediatric cases.