Calgary Shunt Protocol, an adaptation of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network shunt protocol, reduces shunt infections in children.

@article{Yang2019CalgarySP,
  title={Calgary Shunt Protocol, an adaptation of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network shunt protocol, reduces shunt infections in children.},
  author={Michael M.H. Yang and Walter J Hader and Kelly J Bullivant and Mary E Brindle and Jay K. Riva-Cambrin},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2019},
  pages={
          1-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVEThe shunt protocol developed by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) was shown to significantly reduce shunt infections in children. However, its effectiveness had not been validated in a non-HCRN, small- to medium-volume pediatric neurosurgery center. The present study evaluated whether the 9-step Calgary Shunt Protocol, closely adapted from the HCRN shunt protocol, reduced shunt infections in children.METHODSThe Calgary Shunt Protocol was prospectively applied at… 
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