Care Bundle Approach to Minimizing Infection Rates after Neurosurgical Implants for Neuromodulation: A Single Surgeon Experience.

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Summary of "Care Bundle Approach to Minimizing Infection Rates after Neurosurgical Implants for Neuromodulation: A Single Surgeon Experience."

Implant-related infections carry a high morbidity. Infectious rates for neuromodulation implants range from 1-9% for DBS, 0-10% for SCS systems, and 3-15% for IT pump systems. Meanwhile, studies on care bundles report infection rate reduction to 1.0% for SCS, and 0.3% for cardiac implants. Herein, we evaluate the effectiveness of an infection prevention bundle (IPB) in minimizing infections after surgeries for neuromodulation implants.


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Name: World neurosurgery
ISSN: 1878-8769


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