Treatment of ventriculostomy-related infections

P Gerner-Smidt, E Stenager, C Kock-Jensen

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Abstrakt

The results of the treatment of 15 cases of ventriculitis related to the use of external ventricular drainage are presented. A review of the literature on the treatment of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections combined with our data suggest the following treatment of ventriculostomy-related ventriculitis: 1. Antibiotic treatment according to the resistance pattern of the infecting microorganism and 2. Removal or replacement of the ventricular drain. 3. One should wait for bacteriological cure before implanting a permanent internal drainage system.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftActa Neurochirurgica
Vol/bind91
Udgave nummer1-2
Sider (fra-til)47-9
Antal sider3
ISSN0001-6268
StatusUdgivet - 1988

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