Incidence of ventriculostomy-related infections in critically ill neurosurgical patients. A clinical study

K. Sitoci-Ficici, T. Juratli, M. Niesche, J. Koy, M. Kirsch & G. Schackert
Objective: Ventricular catheters are essential in the care of patients with elevated intracranial pressure and with acute hydrocephalus. However, ventriculostomy-related infections (VRIs) might be an infrequent but life-threatening problem in critically ill neurosurgical patients. Methods: We retrospectively[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]