CSF drainage catheter MIETHKE XABO®
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CSF drainage catheter
CSF drainage catheter
CSF drainage catheter
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CSF drainage
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MIETHKE XABO® Antibiotic Impregnated Catheters – Xtra Protection Against Infection One of the most common and potentially serious complications of hydrocephalus treatment is an infection of the shunt [1], affecting 7-15% of hydrocephalus patients [3]. This complication affects pediatric as well as adult patients and impairs their quality of life, cognitive function, and shunt survival [2]. Shunt infections mostly require removal of the shunt, antibiotic treatment and reimplantation [2]. [1] Okamura Y, Maruyama K, Fukuda S, et al. Detailed standardized protocol to prevent cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection. J Neurosurg 2019:1–5. [2] Vinchon M, Dhellemmes P. Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: risk factors and long-term follow-up. Childs Nerv Syst 2006;22(7):692–97. [3] Fernández-Méndez R, Richards HK, Seeley HM, et al. Current epidemiology of cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery in the UK and Ireland (2004-2013). J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2019;90(7):747–54.


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