Does tapping technique cause infection?(Neuro-surgery)

-Incidence and Risk Factors of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Infections in Children: A Study of 333 Consecutive
Shunts in 6 Years.
-The Neuroimaging Studies in Children with Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Complications: A 10 Years Descriptive
Study in Tehran
-Staphylococcus lugdunensis infection of ventriculoperitoneal shunt in adult: Case report and literature review
-Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections and re-infections in children: a multicentre retrospective study
-Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Complication in Pediatric Hydrocephalus: Risk Factor Analysis from a Single
Institution in Nepal.
-Outcome Analysis of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Surgery in Pediatric Hydrocephalus
-VP-shunt dysfunction caused by malaria CNS infection
-Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Surgery and the Risk of Shunt—-Infection in Patients with Hydrocephalus: LongTerm Single Institution Experience
-Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection rates using a standard surgical technique, including topical and
intraventricular vancomycin: the Children’s Hospital Oakland experience
-Ventriculoperitoneal shunt tube infection and changing pattern of antibiotic sensitivity in neurosurgery practice:
Alarming trends
-Repeated tapping of ventricular reservoir in preterm infants with post-hemorrhagic ventricular dilatation does
not increase the risk of reservoir infection
-What is the risk of infecting a cerebrospinal fluid-diverting shunt with percutaneous tapping?
-A Randomized Study Comparing Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy versus Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt in the
Management of Hydrocephalus Due to Tuberculous Meningitis
-Frequency of infection associated with ventriculo-peritoneal shunt placement
-Efficacy of postoperative antibiotic injection in and around ventriculoperitoneal shunt in reduction of shunt
infection: A randomized controlled trial
-Shunt infection in a single institute: a retrospective stud
-Lumboperitoneal Shunt: A New Modified Surgical Technique and a Comparison of the Complications with
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt in a Single Center

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