ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.146, no.6, pp.603-610, 2004 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
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Background. Shunt infections are one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity of patients with hydrocephalus. The aim of this research is to compare the bacterial colonization characteristics of a regular silicone elastomer shunt material coated with polyvinylpyrrolidone and dimethylpolysiloxane (silicone).