Durability of antimicrobial activity of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains: a prospective study.

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Summary of "Durability of antimicrobial activity of antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains: a prospective study."

Antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains (AI-EVDs) have a debated efficacy in clinical studies.


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Name: The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
ISSN: 1460-2091


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