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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 356042, 5 pages
Research Article

Predictors of Infections following Cranioplasty: A Retrospective Review of a Large Single Center Study

1Division of Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, 901 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
2Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA

Received 16 June 2014; Accepted 16 August 2014; Published 22 October 2014

Academic Editor: Stephen J. Monteith

Copyright © 2014 Mario Zanaty et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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