Impact of antibiotic-impregnated catheters on the timing of cerebrospinal fluid infections in non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage

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Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) has been recognized as a risk factor for ventriculostomy-related infections (VRI). In addition to the hemorrhagic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the potential need for prolonged catheterization may contribute to the increased CSF infection rate in this population. The use of antibiotic-impregnated catheters (AIC) has effectively… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00701-012-1276-6

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