Infection Rate of Continuous Monitoring of Ventricular Fluid Pressure with and Without Open Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage
The main advantage of continuous monitoring of ventricular fluid pressure (VFP), as compared to other methods of intracranial pressure (ICP) recording, is the possibility of performing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. A great disadvantage, however, is the risk of intracranial infection. In clinical practice the infection rate of VFP measurements is of importance in order to evaluate the risk of VFP monitoring for each patient.
KeywordsCatheter Polyethylene Neurol Meningitis Hydrocephalus
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