Data from Great Ormond Street Hospital 1994-97. Courtesy of Dr H. Holzel, Dept of Microbiology (unpublished).

or soaking the shunt components in antibiotic solution prior to insertion.

A more recent technique of antibiotic delivery has been to incorporate antibiotics into the silicone tubing. The antibiotic gradually leaches out from the tubing, providing protection in the early post-operative period. In-vitro studies have demonstrated that shunt colonization was delayed for up to 56 days [24]. Shunts containing antibiotic-impregnated silicone tubing using rifampicin and clindamycin are now available for use; however, the results of clinical trials of such devices are awaited.

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