Session Time: 1:45pm-3:15pm
Location: Hall 3FG
Objective: To investigate the hardware-related infection frequency associated with implantable pulse generator ( IPG ) replacement in Parkinson’s patients who underwent Deep Brain Stimulation ( DBS ).
Background: The frequency of hardware-related infection seen after implantable pulse generator replacement varies between centers. In this study, we investigated frequency associated with hardware-related infections seen after implantable pulse generator replacement in our center.
Methods: 57 Parkinson’s patients with DBS who underwent IPG replacement at our center between 2007-2017 were retrospectively screened.
Results: 57 Parkinson’s patients underwent IPG replacement between 2007 and 2017 in our centre ( Ege University Medcal Faculty / Izmir- Turkey ). 23 of the patients were female and 34 were male. Forty-one of the patients were treated with Subthalamic Nucleus – DBS ( 16 female, 25 male ). Twenty-six of the patients underwent Globus Pallidus İnternus – DBS ( 7 female, 9 male ). A total of 81 IPG replacement were applied ( 29 female, 52 male ). More than one IPG change was applied to 18 patients ( 7 female, 11 male ). Average IPG replacement time in male patients 3.7 years ( 2-5 ) and 3.5 years for women ( 2-6 ). There were only 5 infections in 81 IPG replacement operations. These 5 infections occurred in 3 cases. Repeated infection occurred 2 times in 2 cases. In all cases, the infection sites were IPG place. In all cases, causative pathogens were Staphylococcus aureus. Although infections were treated with appropriate antibiotics, 2 cases had to undergo explanation. These 2 cases were 2 with recurrent infection.
Conclusions: Recurrent infections that occur after IPG replacement can cause IPG loss.
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To cite this abstract in AMA style:A. Acarer, H. Biçeroğlu, E. Özgiray, Z. Çolakoğlu. Hardware-related infections seen after implantable pulse generator replacement in Parkinson‘s patients who underwent Deep Brain Stimulation: A Single Center Experience [abstract]. Mov Disord. 2018; 33 (suppl 2). https://www.mdsabstracts.org/abstract/hardware-related-infections-seen-after-implantable-pulse-generator-replacement-in-parkinsons-patients-who-underwent-deep-brain-stimulation-a-single-center-experience/. Accessed December 5, 2023.
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