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The study was designed as a prospective observational study with a cohort of patients with DSWI following cardiac surgery. After appropriate experience was acquired with the application of daptomycin as an antibiotic therapy in our division, we conducted this prospective study from February 2009 until September 2010. A total of 23 consecutive patients with post-sternotomy mediastinitis from gram-positive organisms (out of 1574 primary sternotomies) were identified, and treated with intravenous daptomycin. All patients had open-heart operations with midline sternotomy in our institution. Patients with sterile dehiscence or superficial sternal wound infections.