Is the use of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drainage beneficial in the management of iatrogenic ventriculitis?

Soleman, Jehuda; Marbacher, Serge; Fandino, Javier; Fathi, Ali Reza (2012). Is the use of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drainage beneficial in the management of iatrogenic ventriculitis? Acta neurochirurgica, 154(1), 161-4; discussion 164. Wien: Springer Vienna 10.1007/s00701-011-1156-5

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Profound evidence substantiates significantly reduced risk of catheter-related infections with prophylactic use of rifampin- and clindamycin-impregnated silicone catheters (Bactiseal(®), Codman Johnson & Johnson, Raynham, MA, USA) for external ventricular drainage (EVD). However, whether Bactiseal(®)-EVD (B-EVD) influences the treatment of EVD-related ventriculitis remains controversial.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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UniBE Contributor:

Marbacher, Serge

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0001-6268

Publisher:

Springer Vienna

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:42

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 21:27

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00701-011-1156-5

PubMed ID:

21928119

Web of Science ID:

000298643300026

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.17273

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/17273 (FactScience: 225024)

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