The role of intraventricular antibiotic therapy in the treatment of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt infection in children


Sahin A., Dalgic N., Kilic M., Kirgiz P., Kanik M. K. , ÖZ E., ...More

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-021-05116-9
  • Journal Name: CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE

Abstract

Background In this study, the effectiveness of intraventricular (IVT) antibiotic administration was evaluated in the treatment of ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt infection by comparing patients who received only systemic antibiotic treatment with patients who received antibiotics added to systemic therapy by IVT route.