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Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections and re-infections in children: a multicentre retrospective study

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2018-01-01
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Yakut, Nurhayat
Soysal, Ahmet
Kadayifci, Eda Kepenekli
DALGIC, Nazan
CIFTDOGAN, Dilek Yilmaz
Karaaslan, Ayse
Akkoc, Gulsen
Demir, Sevliya Ocal
CAGAN, Eren
CELIKBOYA, Ezgi
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Purpose: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is the most common treatment modality for hydrocephalus. However, VPS infection is a common and serious complication with high rates of mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to investigate causative agents and the management of VPS infections and to identify risk factors for re-infection in children.

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Yakut N., Soysal A., Kadayifci E. K. , DALGIC N., CIFTDOGAN D. Y. , Karaaslan A., Akkoc G., Demir S. O. , CAGAN E., CELIKBOYA E., et al., -Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections and re-infections in children: a multicentre retrospective study-, BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, cilt.32, ss.196-200, 2018
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