Characterisation of biofilms on external ventricular drains by polymerase chain reaction: preliminary results

A. Apedjinou, M.J. Mirzayan, J.K. Krauss, F. Bremer, A. Winkel & M. Stiesch
Objective: Bacterial colonization of external ventricular drains may result in serious infections with a high risk of morbidity and even mortality in the case of ventriculitis. Data about the development of bacterial biofilm may help to guide specific treatment, in particular also to determine the optimal[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]
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