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Antibiotic-impregnated shunt could prevent hydrocephalus infections, save millions

21:58 EDT 12 Sep 2019 | News-Medical.net

A new study reported that using shunt tubing impregnated with two common antibiotics is effective in preventing infection after brain surgery to relieve hydrocephalus. This simple but highly effective practice could save millions of pounds, prevent devastating brain damage, and shorten hospital stay and antibiotic use duration.

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