Antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical introduction of intracranial ventricular shunts: a systematic review.

@article{Ratilal2008AntibioticPF,
  title={Antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical introduction of intracranial ventricular shunts: a systematic review.},
  author={Bernardo Oliveria Ratilal and Jo{\~a}o Henrique Almeida Costa and Cristina Sampaio},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={48-56}
}
OBJECT Systemic antibiotics and antibiotic-impregnated shunt (AIS) systems are often used to prevent shunt infection. The authors conducted a systematic review to evaluate its effectiveness of antibiotics in patients who underwent placement of intracranial ventricular shunts. METHODS The authors searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, LILACS, and the meeting proceedings from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and from the European… CONTINUE READING

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