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  The odds ratio (OR) for a surgical site infection is 2.03 in cardiac patients with diabetes compared with OR 1.53 in other types of surgery The increased risk of sternal wound infections in patients with diabetes was confirmed by a publication last month in the Journal of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology: Diabetes and Risk of Surgical Site Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Martin ET, Kaye KS, Knott C, et al. (Volume 37 / Issue 01 / January...