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Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in an intrathecal baclofen pump: successful treatment with adjunct intra-reservoir gentamicin

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Angela Galloway


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Objective: To describe the use of intra-reservoir gentamicin for the treatment of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa infected baclofen pump. Setting: Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, Hexham, Northumberland, England. Subject: Male patient aged 32 years with progressive multiple sclerosis and severe bilateral spasticity. Results: Intra-reservoir gentamicin proved successful in treating infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Conclusion: Intra-reservoir gentamicin may be successful in treating pump infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa without the need for pump removal.

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Author(s): Galloway A, Falope FZ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Spinal Cord

Year: 2000

Volume: 38

Issue: 2

Pages: 126-128

ISSN (print): 1476-5624

ISSN (electronic): 1362-4393

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1038/


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