Infections of cerebrospinal fluid diversion devices in adults: the role of intraventricular antimicrobial therapy

M D Wilkie, Mary Hanson, P F Statham, P M Brennan

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Abstract

The precise role for intraventricular (IVT) antimicrobials in combination with systemic antibiotics in management of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion device-associated infections is uncertain. We evaluated our current practice, comparing dual therapy against systemic antimicrobials alone.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-46
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Bacteria
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Infusions, Intraventricular
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Young Adult

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