volume 30, issue 1, P49-56 2015
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1080222
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Abstract: Introduction Comparison of rates of ventriculostomy-related infections (VRI) across institutions is difficult due to the lack of a standard definition. We sought to review published definitions of VRI and apply them to a test cohort to determine the degree of variability in VRI diagnosis. Materials and Methods We conducted a PubMed search for definitions of VRI using the search strings “ventriculostomy-related infection” and “ventriculostomy-associated infection.” We applied these definitions to a test coh…

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