Cost savings associated with antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters in the treatment of adult and pediatric hydrocephalus.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the treatment of hydrocephalus and is associated with significant medical cost. Several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of antibiotic-impregnated (AI) shunt catheters in reducing CSF shunt infection; however, providers remain reluctant to adopt AI… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.06.010

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