Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Spazzapan Peter

Spazzapan Peter
Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Zaloska 7, Ljubljana 1000,

  • Research Article
    External Ventricular Drainage Infections: A Single-Centre Experience on 100 Cases
    Author(s): Spazzapan Peter, Bošnjak Roman and Zaletel MarjanSpazzapan Peter, Bošnjak Roman and Zaletel Marjan

    Objective: The aim of the study was to identify the frequency of EVD infection, the risk factors for infection, the effect of infection to final outcome and to VP shunt insertion rate. Methods: We retrospectively analysed 100 patients with EVD admitted to the Neurological ICU in the period from January 2013 to December 2014. Results: The median age of the patients was 60.8 years (range 18-86 years), 53% were male and 47% were female. The underlying pathologies were: subarachnoid haemorrhage 53/100 (53%), intracerebral haematoma 43/100 (43%), tumour 3/100 (3%) and cerebral infarction 1/100 (1%). 33/100 (33%) received a conservative treatment, 40/100 (40%) a endovascular treatment and 29/100 (29%) a surgical treatment. 13/100 (13%) of the patients had an EVD infection. Statistical analysis showed no significant correlation between infection and age, underlying pathology and surgical trea.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000392

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