Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 26, issue 1, P89-110 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2011.09.006 View full text
Edward Stenehjem, Wendy S. Armstrong

Abstract: Infections of central nervous system (CNS) devices are relatively common and potentially severe. The most common devices associated with infection are ventriculostomy catheters, shunts, and deep brain stimulators. The prevention, diagnosis, and management of these infections require a collaborative approach because of the complexity of surgery, the nuances of antimicrobial delivery in the CNS, and the potential for severe morbidity and mortality. This article focuses on new developments in the management and p…

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