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The British Antibiotic and Silver Impregnated Catheters for ventriculoperitoneal Shunts multi-centre randomised controlled trial (The BASICS trial)
Project title: The British Antibiotic and Silver Impregnated Catheters for ventriculoperitoneal Shunts multi-centre randomised controlled trial (The BASICS trial)
Call to action: 10/104 HTA Clinical Evaluation and Trials Open call
Research type: Primary Research
Chief investigator: Honorary Professor Conor Mallucci
Lead Author: Honorary Professor Conor Mallucci
Contractor: Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Started: December 2012 | Status: Published April 2020
The antibiotic-impregnated ventriculoperitoneal shunt reduced infection whereas the silver did not; the antibiotic shunt is likely to be cost-saving.
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