From the Skin to the Brain: Pathophysiology of Colonization and Infection of External Ventricular Drain, a Prospective Observational Study

@inproceedings{Mounier2015FromTS,
  title={From the Skin to the Brain: Pathophysiology of Colonization and Infection of External Ventricular Drain, a Prospective Observational Study},
  author={Roman Mounier and David Lobo and Fabrice Cook and Mathieu Martin and Ari{\'e} Attias and Bouziane A{\"i}t-Mamar and Inanna Gabriel and Olivier Bekaert and Jean Bardon and Biba Nebbad and Beno{\^i}t Plaud and Gilles Dhonneur and Nima Etminan},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Ventriculostomy-related infection (VRI) is a serious complication of external ventricular drain (EVD) but its natural history is poorly studied. We prospectively tracked the bacteria pathways from skin towards ventricles to identify the infectious process resulting in ventriculostomy-related colonization (VRC), and VRI. We systematically sampled cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on a daily basis and collected swabs from both the skin and stopcock every 3.0 days for microbiological analysis including in… CONTINUE READING
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