Reducing the incidence of intraventricular catheter-related ventriculitis in the neurology-neurosurgical intensive care unit at a tertiary care center in St Louis, Missouri: An 8-year follow-up study

Hitoshi Honda, Jeffrey C. Jones, Martha C. Craighead, Michael N. Diringer, Ralph G. Dacey, David K. Warren

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Abstract

We reviewed the effect of 3 interventions to reduce the incidence of intraventricular catheter-related ventriculitis, conducted at a tertiary care center in St Louis, Missouri, during an 8-year period. The incidence density of intraventricular catheter-related ventriculitis decreased substantially after the implementation of standardized management of intraventricular catheters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1078-1081
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

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