Antibiotic prophylaxis in neurosurgery. The controlled trials.

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Systemic antibiotics are effective in reducing the risk of infection after clean neurosurgical procedures. They are less effective in preventing shunt infection, but are strongly recommended in institutions experiencing a shunt infection rate exceeding 15%. The role for antibiotic prophylaxis using topical agents and in the prevention of meningitis associated with cerebrospinal fluid drainage is uncertain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1992


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