Rifampin-Impregnated Silicone Catheters: A Potential Tool for Prevention and Treatment of CSF Shunt Infections

@article{Hampl2003RifampinImpregnatedSC,
  title={Rifampin-Impregnated Silicone Catheters: A Potential Tool for Prevention and Treatment of CSF Shunt Infections},
  author={Juergen A Hampl and Al R. Weitzel and C. Bonk and Wolfgang Kohnen and David P. Roesner and Bernd Jansen},
  journal={Infection},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={109-111}
}
Abstract.Background: Infection continues to be one of the major complications of cerebro-spinal fluid shunting procedures. Recent insights in the pathophysiological mechanism of these foreign body infections have elucidated the difficulty of achieving successful treatment without device removal. The development of a rifampin-impregnated silicone catheter yielded excellent results in infection prevention and treatment in vitro as well as in an animal model. Patients and Methods: Here, we… CONTINUE READING

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