Wei Zhou

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  • Prevention and treatment of aortic graft infection EXPERT REVIEW OF ANTI-INFECTIVE THERAPY Mussa, F. F., Hedayati, N., Zhou, W., El-Sayed, H. F., Kougias, P., Darouiche, R. O., Lin, P. H. 2007; 5 (2): 305-315


    Prosthetic vascular graft infection remains one of the most challenging surgical problems for vascular surgeons. This condition is classically associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Accurate diagnosis of a vascular graft infection can typically be made based on a thorough history and physical examination; although, infrequently, an extensive radiological evaluation is necessary to establish the clinical finding. Complete graft excision and extra-anatomic bypass grafting remains a commonly accepted surgical treatment strategy. Recent clinical data have supported other treatment modalities, including the use of in situ antibiotic-impregnated graft replacement, in situ allograft replacement and in situ autologous graft replacement. This article will review the pathobiology of aortic graft infection, as well as methods to prevent a prosthetic graft infection. Furthermore, various surgical treatment modalities of aortic graft infection will be discussed.

    View details for DOI 10.1586/14787210.5.2.305

    View details for Web of Science ID 000250568300023

    View details for PubMedID 17402845

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