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IDSA guidelines address health care–associated ventriculitis, meningitis

February 21, 2017

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The Infectious Diseases Society of America has released new guidelines on detecting and treating ventriculitis and meningitis occurring after invasive procedures.

Espousing a multidisciplinary approach to such infections, a 10-member panel assembled by the IDSA and other groups made recommendations on managing them. The group also provided guidelines for identifying and treating infections associated with head trauma, general surgery and procedures implanting cerebrospinal fluid shunts, cerebrospinal fluid drains, intrathecal infusion pumps and deep brain stimulation hardware.

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Studies on mass deworming efforts for children in developing countries prove unreliable

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Clostridium difficile: Not Just a Hospital Infection

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

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IDSA guidelines address health care–associated ventriculitis, meningitis

February 21, 2017
The Infectious Diseases Society of America has released new guidelines on detecting and treating ventriculitis and…
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