2007, Number 3
Enf Infec Microbiol 2007; 27 (3)
Complicaciones asociadas a derivación ventrículo peritoneal con catéter único en neonatos con hidrocefalia posthemorrágica en el Hospital de Pediatría CMNSXXI
Quintana RG, Sánchez HG, Chávez WF, Rodríguez JH, Solórzano SF
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ABSTRACTObjective. To evalute complications of use of unique cateter for ventricular derivation in newborns with low weight and intraventricular haemorrhage.
Materials and method. We reviewed the clinical records of 22 newborns treated with unique catater for ventricular derivation. Follow up was done until 6 months.
Results. Infection was present in 10 patients (45.5%), enterobacteriaceae and staphylococcus were the more frequent. Septos were present in 4 patients (18.2%).
Conclusions. The use of unique cateter for intraventricular haemorrhage in low birth weight newborn is associated with risk of infection. There is no information in the literature.