Silver impregnated external ventricular drains reduce the incidence of CSF infection and the need for post-EVD shunt placement: results of the SILVER trial

N.C. Keong, D.O. Bulters, H. Richards, M. Farrington, O.C. Sparrow, J.D. Pickard, P.J. Hutchinson & P.J. Kirkpatrick
Objective: The SILVER (Silver Impregnated Line Versus EVD Randomised) trial is a randomised double-blinded controlled trial designed to evaluate the effectiveness of silver impregnation on CSF infection rates after insertion of an external ventricular catheter (EVD). Methods: Patients satisfying [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]