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Risk Factors of McGirt et al for Infection of a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt in a Pediatric Patient

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Infectious Diseases
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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McGirt et al identified risk factors associated with infections of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts in children. These can help identify children who may benefit from closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The authors are from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

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