NIHR Signal: Fewer infections with antibiotic-impregnated shunts for hydrocephalus

NIHR Dissemination Centre
NIHR Dissemination Centre
Publication date:
22 January 2020


Expert commentary is provided of trial which found that 2% of patients with antibiotic shunt catheters needed revisions because of infection vs. 6% for standard or silver shunt catheters, although overall rate of shunt revision for all types remained about the same (25%).