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Shunt infection is the most common complication following a Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion procedure with devastating consequences. This study analyzes the efficacy of different shunt systems in reducing early shunt infections in the pediatric population.
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Antibiotic-impregnated external ventricular drains (AI-EVDs) have a debated efficacy in clinical studies.
External ventricular drains (EVDs) are commonly used in the neurosurgical population. However, very few pediatric neurosurgery studies are available regarding EVD-associated infection rates with antib...
Recent evidence points to gravity-dependent chronic shunt overdrainage as a significant, if not leading, cause of proximal shunt failure. Yet, shunt overdrainage or siphoning persists despite innovati...
Unknown. There is insufficient evidence for the routine use of antibiotic-impregnated cement during primary total ankle arthroplasty (TAA).
The purpose of the work is to analyze the outcomes of lumboperitoneal shunt (LPS) in the treatment of all-cause communicating hydrocephalus (ACCH).
Most children admitted to paediatric intensive care units (PICU) need to have medicines given to them into their veins using a narrow tube, so they do not need repeated injections. This tu...
This is a prospective Infection Control study comparing rates of antibiotic usage and infections in the General Intensive Care Unit (GICU) in beds with copper impregnated linens versus reg...
This study should help determine to determine whether or not the use of an antibiotic coated catheter will significantly reduce the number of central line related bloodstream infections in...
The primary purpose of the study is to determine if a therapeutic difference exists between central venous catheters impregnated with minocycline and rifampin and conventional catheters no...
The purpose of this Registry is to compare shunt/catheter-related infection rates among various shunt systems when used according to hospital standard of care to treat hydrocephalus.
Programs and guidelines for selecting optimal ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS regimens in an effort to maintain antibiotic efficacy, reduce CROSS INFECTION related to ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE while managing satisfactory clinical and economic outcomes.
Surgical fistulization of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear with mastoid, subarachnoid or cochlear shunt. This procedure is used in the treatment of MENIERE DISEASE.
Surgical venous shunt between the portal and systemic circulation to effect decompression of the portal circulation. It is performed primarily in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices resulting from portal hypertension. Types of shunt include portacaval, splenorenal, mesocaval, splenocaval, left gastric-caval (coronary-caval), portarenal, umbilicorenal, and umbilicocaval.
Surgical portasystemic shunt between the portal vein and inferior vena cava.
Surgical shunt allowing direct passage of blood from an artery to a vein. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
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