+ Translate

The prevention and therapy of ventricular shunt infections

, : The prevention and therapy of ventricular shunt infections. Medicina (Rijeka) 21(4): 163-165

The most serious complication caused by shunt is shunt infection, and development of meningitis during the first month after operation. The investigation includes 43 children with infantile hydrocephalus who were treated at the Pediatric Clinic of the Rijeka Hospital Centre during a period of 9 years.

(PDF 0-2 workdays service)

Accession: 006740577

Submit PDF Full Text: Here

Submit PDF Full Text

No spam - Every submission is manually reviewed

Due to poor quality, we do not accept files from Researchgate

Submitted PDF Full Texts will always be free for everyone
(We only charge for PDFs that we need to acquire)

Select a PDF file:

Related references

Arnell, K.; Enblad, P.; Wester, T.; Sjölin, J., 2007: Treatment of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections in children using systemic and intraventricular antibiotic therapy in combination with externalization of the ventricular catheter: efficacy in 34 consecutively treated infections. Object. There are no randomized studies comparing the efficacy of different antibiotic regimens for the treatment of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infections, and in the studies that have been reported, efficacy data are limited. The aim of thi...

Bashir, A.; Sørensen, P., 2016: Evaluation of intraoperative glove change in prevention of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections, and the predictors of shunt infection. We have previously suggested that surgical gloves could be a possible means for transferring microorganisms from skin flora to shunt material during surgery. The objectives of this study were to examine (1) whether the rate of shunt infections was...

Gruber, R.W.; Roehrig, B., 2010: Prevention of ventricular catheter obstruction and slit ventricle syndrome by the prophylactic use of the Integra antisiphon device in shunt therapy for pediatric hypertensive hydrocephalus: a 25-year follow-up study. This 25-year follow-up study was performed on 120 children with hypertensive hydrocephalus to evaluate the influence of the early prophylactic implantation of the Integra antisiphon device (ASD, Integra Neurosciences Ltd.) on the rate of proximal...

O'Brien, M.; Parent, A.; Davis, B., 1979: Management of ventricular shunt infections. The authors report the incidence (2.7%) of shunt infection in a series of 778 consecutive shunt procedures. The management of these infections and an additional group of infected patients operated elsewhere is discussed. A protocol is given for th...

Schiller, P.; Vikholm, P.; Hellgren, L., 2016: A modified Glenn shunt reduces right ventricular stroke work during left ventricular assist device therapy. Right ventricular (RV) failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement and remains hard to predict. We hypothesized that partial surgical exclusion of the RV with a modified Glenn shunt dur...

Chapman, P.H.; Borges, L.F., 1985: Shunt infections: prevention and treatment. Clinical Neurosurgery 32: 652-664

Gerszten, P.C.; Albright, A.L.; Pollock, I.F.; Adelson, P.D., 1998: Intraoperative hypothermia and ventricular shunt infections. Several recent studies have demonstrated a relationship between intraoperative hypothermia and postoperative infection. A study was therefore conducted to evaluate the relationship between intraoperative hypothermia and ventricular shunt infection...

Gutierrez-Murgas, Y.; Snowden, J.N., 2015: Ventricular shunt infections: immunopathogenesis and clinical management. Ventricular shunts are the most common neurosurgical procedure performed in the United States. This hydrocephalus treatment is often complicated by infection of the device with biofilm-forming bacteria. In this review, we discuss the pathogenesis...

Anderson, E.J.; Yogev, R., 2005: A rational approach to the management of ventricular shunt infections. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 24(6): 557-558

Vikholm, P.; Schiller, P.; Johansson, J.; Hellgren, L., 2014: Cavoaortic shunt improves hemodynamics with preserved oxygen delivery in experimental right ventricular failure during left ventricular assist device therapy. Right heart failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. This study evaluated the approach of a cavoaortic shunt included in the LVAD circuit, which would aim to relieve venous conge...