Ventriculostomy-related infections. A prospective epidemiologic study.

  title={Ventriculostomy-related infections. A prospective epidemiologic study.},
  author={C Glenn Mayhall and Nicholas Archer and V A Lamb and A C Spadora and Janet Baggett and John Desmond Ward and Raj K. Narayan},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={310 9},
We concluded a prospective epidemiologic study of ventriculostomy-related infections (ventriculitis or meningitis) in 172 consecutive neurosurgical patients over a two-year period to determine the incidence, risk factors, and clinical characteristics of the infections. Ventriculitis or meningitis developed in 19 of 172 patients (11 per cent) undergoing a total of 213 ventriculostomies. When data from all these cases plus five cases of nonventriculostomy-related infection were combined… CONTINUE READING
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