Infections related to intrathecal baclofen therapy in children and adults: frequency and risk factors.

@article{Fjelstad2009InfectionsRT,
  title={Infections related to intrathecal baclofen therapy in children and adults: frequency and risk factors.},
  author={Anne-Berit Fjelstad and Jorunn Hommelstad and Angelika G. Sorteberg},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={487-93}
}
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of infection and to identify risk factors for infection in connection with the implantation of an intrathecal baclofen (ITB) pump. METHODS This retrospective study included all pediatric and adult patients who received ITB at Rikshospitalet during the years 1999-2005. A database was created that included the following variables: patient age, sex, weight, diagnosis, surgical procedure performed, presence of a percutaneous… CONTINUE READING