Prevention of external ventricular drain – related ventriculitis

  title={Prevention of external ventricular drain – related ventriculitis},
  author={A.-M. Korinek and Manuel Reina and Anne Laure Boch and A. O. Rivera and D. De Bels and Louis Puybasset},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
Objective. The purpose of this study was to test if a reduction of external ventricular drains (EVD) related ventriculitis could be achieved by a strict protocol of care and if protocol violation was associated with a higher incidence of EVD-related ventriculitis. Methods. A written protocol for EVD insertion, nursing and surveillance was implemented. A retrospective comparison of EVD-related ventriculitis incidence was performed between control (161 EVD in 131 patients) and study periods (216… CONTINUE READING
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