The incidence of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt infection accounts for about 5-15 %, but it can rise up to 70 % in specific high-risk subgroups. Antibiotic-impregnated catheters (AICs) have been designed to reduce shunt infections, but reports on their efficacy are discordant, especially in young children. The aim of this study is to assess, for the first time, the efficacy of AICs in newborns and infants at very high risk for shunt infection.

Antibiotic-impregnated catheters reduce ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection rate in high-risk newborns and infants

RAFFA, giovanni
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MARSEGLIA, LUCIA MARINA;GITTO, Eloisa;GERMANO', Antonino Francesco
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2015

Abstract

The incidence of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt infection accounts for about 5-15 %, but it can rise up to 70 % in specific high-risk subgroups. Antibiotic-impregnated catheters (AICs) have been designed to reduce shunt infections, but reports on their efficacy are discordant, especially in young children. The aim of this study is to assess, for the first time, the efficacy of AICs in newborns and infants at very high risk for shunt infection.
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