CSF Management - Desu

To maximise protection against infection from the use of shunts, catheters and drainage systems, Delta have partnered with Desu to offer a range of technologically advanced antibacterial-impregnated products, offered alongside standard systems.

To speak to one of our clinical product specialists or to order accessories and consumables, please call 01782 637009. Alternatively, send an email by clicking here and we will contact you within 24hrs.

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Antibiotic Silicone & Polysulphone Shunts​

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Silicone Shunts & Shunt Kits

Desu shunts contain antibiotics in the silicone body of the valves, a unique quality in this market. Controlled release of impregnated antibiotics from the silicone body for a duration of 28 days helps to significantly lower any chance of infection.

None of the valves contain any metal parts, which gives them the uniqueness of non-interference during MRI or CT scans. The radiopaque barium marks on the valves indicate pressure, flow direction and valve-to-catheter approximation.

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Polysulphone Based Shunt Systems

The Desu Depus Quick Response shunt is designed to regulate and sustain the intraventricular pressure (IVP) of the patient via controlled drainage of CSF. The shunt has two versions: ventriculoperitoneal & lumboperitoneal. Both are designed with an antibiotic (Rifampicin & Clindamycin HCI) infection-preventing version, which includes an antibiotic-impregnated silicone cover.

Antibiotic Silicon Catheters

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All DESU catheters are manufactured with barium-impregnated silicone raw material to allow radiopacity. In addition, tantalum is used to mark length measurements which allows visibility during magnetic resonance imaging.
Antibiotic-impregnated catheters are manufactured using long-term implantable grade silicone tubing. These catheters, which are impregnated with Rifampicin and Clindamycin HCl, are shown to decrease gram-positive bacteria colonisation.

A range of Desu catheters are available:

  • Ventricular catheter
  • Peritoneal catheter
  • Ventriculoperitoneal catheter
  • External ventricular drainage catheter
  • External lumbar catheter
  • Lumbar catheter



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Visit the Delta Resource Centre, where you can read & download more product details plus related information, (including clinical case studies where available).​

To speak to one of our Desu specialists about any of the above products, or to order accessories and consumables, please call 01782 637009. Alternatively, email by clicking here and we will contact you within 24hrs.​


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