Efficacy of silver-bearing external ventricular drainage catheters: a retrospective analysis

Fichtner, Jens; Güresir, Erdem; Seifert, Volker; Raabe, Andreas (2010). Efficacy of silver-bearing external ventricular drainage catheters: a retrospective analysis. Journal of neurosurgery, 112(4), pp. 840-6. Charlottesville, Va.: American Association of Neurological Surgeons 10.3171/2009.8.JNS091297

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Catheter-related infection of CSF is a potentially life-threatening complication of external ventricular drainage (EVD). When using EVD catheters, contact between the ventricular system and skin surface occurs and CSF infection is possible. The aim of this analysis was to compare the efficacy of silver-bearing EVD catheters for reducing the incidence of infection with standard nonimpregnated EVD catheters in neurosurgical patients with acute hydrocephalus.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurosurgery

UniBE Contributor:

Fichtner, Jens and Raabe, Andreas

ISSN:

0022-3085

Publisher:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:12

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:22

Publisher DOI:

10.3171/2009.8.JNS091297

PubMed ID:

19764827

Web of Science ID:

000276033200028

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/2296 (FactScience: 204691)

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