Risk of Resistant Organisms and Clostridium difficile with Prolonged Systemic Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Central Nervous System Devices.

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BACKGROUND Prolonged systemic antibiotic prophylaxis for central nervous system (CNS) devices may be associated with increased risk of antimicrobial resistance. The primary objective of this study was to determine the impact of prolonged CNS device antibiotic prophylaxis on the growth of resistant microorganisms and Clostridium difficile. METHODS This… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12028-016-0254-x

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@article{Chauv2016RiskOR, title={Risk of Resistant Organisms and Clostridium difficile with Prolonged Systemic Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Central Nervous System Devices.}, author={Stephanie Chauv and Gabriel V Fontaine and Quang P Hoang and Courtney B McKinney and Margaret Baldwin and Whitney R Buckel and Dave S Collingridge and Sarah D Majercik and Paul D Wohlt}, journal={Neurocritical care}, year={2016}, volume={25 1}, pages={128-32} }