Neurosurgical Device-Related Infections.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In this review article, we discuss the epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infections associated with cerebrospinal fluid shunts, cerebrospinal fluid drains, and deep brain stimulators. We also briefly discuss prevention strategies with appropriate antibiotics, devices, and operating room practices to decrease the risk of these infections.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Seidelman, J; Lewis, SS

Published Date

  • December 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 861 - 876

PubMed ID

  • 30241709

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9824

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.idc.2018.06.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States