Evaluation of an institutional guideline for the treatment of shunt infections

C. Von Der Brelie, A. Simon, A. Gröner, J. Schramm & M. Simon
Objective: Surgical and antibiotic treatment for VP/VA shunt infections is controversial. We have analyzed the treatment of 87 shunt infections in 74 patients at our institution from 2002 to 2008. Methods: Treatment followed an institutional guideline. A shunt infection was diagnosed if two [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]