Influence of the use of a surgical isolator on the rate of infection in the treatment of hydrocephalus.

@article{Hirsch1978InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the use of a surgical isolator on the rate of infection in the treatment of hydrocephalus.},
  author={J. F. Hirsch and Dominique R{\'e}nier and Alain Pierre-Kahn},
  journal={Child's brain},
  year={1978},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={137-50}
}
Two series of patients treated for hydrocephalus (101 original shunt insertions, 81 revisions and 35 reinsertions after infections) have been operated on in the same location, 146 with a surgical isolator (SI), 71 without a SI. Due to temporary poor technical conditions, the use of a SI was decided because, the overall rate of acute postoperative infections had suddenly increased from 9 to 19.7%. Then, although these technical conditions remained unchanged, the use of the SI immediately reduced… CONTINUE READING