Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections and re-infections in children: a multicentre retrospective study


YAKUT N. , Soysal A., KEPENEKLİ KADAYİFCİ E. , Dalgic N., Ciftdogan D. Y. , Karaaslan A., ...More

BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.32, no.2, pp.196-200, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02688697.2018.1467373
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-200
  • Keywords: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection, re-infection, risk factors, children, CLINICAL ARTICLE, RISK-FACTORS, MANAGEMENT, PLACEMENT, HYDROCEPHALUS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREDICTORS, CATHETERS, EFFICACY, INFANTS

Abstract

Purpose: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is the most common treatment modality for hydrocephalus. However, VPS infection is a common and serious complication with high rates of mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to investigate causative agents and the management of VPS infections and to identify risk factors for re-infection in children.