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Perioperative Management of Adult Patients With External Ventricular and Lumbar Drains: Guidelines From the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care.

Lele, Abhijit V. MBBS, MD, MS; Hoefnagel, Amie L. MD; Schloemerkemper, Nina MD, Dr. med., FRCA; Wyler, David A. MD; Chaikittisilpa, Nophanan MD; Vavilala, Monica S. MD; Naik, Bhiken I. MBBCh; Williams, James H. MD, PhD; Venkat Raghavan, Lakshmikumar MBBS, MD, FRCA, FRCPC; Koerner, Ines P. MD, PhD; Representing SNACC Task Force for Developing Guidelines for Perioperative Management of External Ventricular and Lumbar Drains
Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology: Post Author Corrections: February 6, 2017
doi: 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000407
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External ventricular drains and lumbar drains are commonly used to divert cerebrospinal fluid and to measure cerebrospinal fluid pressure. Although commonly encountered in the perioperative setting and critical for the care of neurosurgical patients, there are no guidelines regarding their management in the perioperative period. To address this gap in the literature, The Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology & Critical Care tasked an expert group to generate evidence-based guidelines. The document generated targets clinicians involved in perioperative care of patients with indwelling external ventricular and lumbar drains.

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