Efficacy of silver-bearing external ventricular drainage catheters – a retrospective analysis

Jens Fichtner, Erdem Güresir, Volker Seifert & Andreas Raabe
Objective: Catheter-related infection of CSF is a potentially life-threatening complication of external ventricular drainage (EVD). When using EVD catheters, contact between the ventricular system and skin surface occurs and CSF infection is possible. The aim of this analysis was to compare the efficacy[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]