Ventriculostomy-associated infections: incidence and risk factors.

  title={Ventriculostomy-associated infections: incidence and risk factors.},
  author={Yaseen M Arabi and Ziad Ahmed Memish and Hanan H Balkhy and Christine Francis and Ahmad Ferayan and Abdullah A. Al Shimemeri and Maha A. Almuneef},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  volume={33 3},
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess the incidence of ventriculostomy-associated infections (VAI) and to examine the related risk factors. METHODS Data on all consecutive patients with ventriculostomy catheters admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary care center over a 3-year period were identified from the ICU database and from medical records. VAI was documented using a preset definition. The following patient data were documented: demographics, severity of… CONTINUE READING


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