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Efficacy of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drain catheters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20074964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We prospectively compared the incidence of ventriculitis associated with external ventricular drains (EVD) impregnated with clindamycin and rifampicin with historical controls. We found the use of antibiotic impregnated (AI) EVDs showed a significant decrease in positive cerebrospinal fluid cultures and a significant delay in time to EVD infection.
Authors:
S Muttaiyah; S Ritchie; S John; E Mee; S Roberts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1532-2653     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-15     Completed Date:  2010-04-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology, Auckland City Hospital, Private Bag 92024, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Infective Agents, Local / administration & dosage*
Antibiotic Prophylaxis*
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects*,  microbiology
Central Nervous System Infections / cerebrospinal fluid,  etiology,  surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / adverse effects*,  methods
Child
Child, Preschool
Clindamycin / administration & dosage
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Intracranial Hypertension / etiology,  prevention & control
Male
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Rifampin / administration & dosage
Young Adult
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents, Local; 13292-46-1/Rifampin; 18323-44-9/Clindamycin

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