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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104524/the-role-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-the-clean-neurosurgery
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YiYao Cao, Ke Pu, Quodong Li, XueJiang Yan, Yue Ma, Kai Xue, ZhiMing Sun, QingGuo Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) and the risk factors for postoperative infections in clean neurosurgery. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected on all patients who had undergone clean neurosurgical operation at our institution between January 2009 and December 2014.From January 2009 until October 2011, antibiotic prophylaxis was administered to every clean neurosurgical patient. From November 2011 to December 2014, no antibiotic prophylaxis (n-AP) was prescribed for all clean neurosurgical operations...
January 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096000/effects-of-oral-care-with-glutamine-in-preventing-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-neurosurgical-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Hatice Kaya, Yüksel Turan, Yusuf Tunalı, Gülsün Özdemir Aydın, Neslihan Yüce, Şengül Gürbüz, Keziban Tosun
PURPOSE: The study was designed as a randomized, controlled, experimental study aiming to determine the effects of oral care with glutamine in preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients admitted to neurosurgical intensive care unit. METHODS: The universe consisted of patients who are admitted to neurosurgical intensive care unit between January 2014 and August 2015, while the sample consisted of 88 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were randomly selected...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087184/clinical-characteristics-of-ruptured-distal-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysms-review-of-the-literature
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Keiji Tsutsumi, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Alhusain Nagm, Yasuyuki Toba, Kazuhiro Hongo
Middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms usually arise at the primary MCA bifurcation or trifurcation. Distal MCA aneurysms are rarely considered as sources of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). It has been reported that ruptured distal MCA aneurysms are associated with head trauma, neoplastic emboli, arterial dissection, or bacterial infection. We experienced five cases of ruptured distal MCA aneurysms and evaluated their clinical characteristics. Retrospective analysis of aneurysmal SAH at Kobayashi Neurosurgical Neurological Hospital was performed from January, 2004 to December, 2014...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065719/the-currarino-triad-what-pediatric-surgeons-need-to-know
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Amr Abdelhamid AbouZeid, Shaimaa Abdelsattar Mohammad, Mohammad Abolfotoh, Ahmed Bassiouny Radwan, Mohamed Mohamed ElSayed Ismail, Tarek Ahmed Hassan
PURPOSE: We report our experience in managing a group of patients with Currarino syndrome, highlighting diagnostic challenges, surgical techniques, in addition to a review of current neurosurgical options. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included patients with Currarino syndrome who presented to our pediatric surgery department during the period 2010 through 2016. The 'sacral scimitar' in plain X-ray provided the clue for the diagnosis; while MRI examination was essential to define the nature of the presacral mass and associated spinal anomalies...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061821/unusual-manifestation-of-helicobacter-cinaedi-infection-a-case-report-of-intracranial-subdural-empyema-and-bacteremia
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Toshimasa Hayashi, Junko Tomida, Yoshiaki Kawamura, Masakazu Yoshida, Ikuyo Yokozawa, Shingaku Kaneko
BACKGROUND: There have been various reports concerning Helicobacter cinaedi infections. However, few reports have examined central nervous system infections. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old man was transferred from the local hospital because of a persistent headache and suspected intracranial subdural empyema. Neurosurgical drainage was performed via burr holes. Gram staining and results from abscess cultures were negative. The blood culture yielded H. cinaedi...
January 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059679/perioperative-outcomes-for-pediatric-neurosurgical-procedures-analysis-of-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-pediatrics
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Benjamin J Kuo, Joao Ricardo N Vissoci, Joseph R Egger, Emily R Smith, Gerald A Grant, Michael M Haglund, Henry E Rice
OBJECTIVE Existing studies have shown a high overall rate of adverse events (AEs) following pediatric neurosurgical procedures. However, little is known regarding the morbidity of specific procedures or the association with risk factors to help guide quality improvement (QI) initiatives. The goal of this study was to describe the 30-day mortality and AE rates for pediatric neurosurgical procedures by using the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics (NSQIP-Peds) database platform...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057596/paediatric-hydrocephalus-in-ethiopia-treatment-failures-and-infections-a-hospital-based-retrospective-study
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Tsegazeab Laeke, Abenezer Tirsit, Hagos Biluts, Deeptha Murali, Knut Wester
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Treatment of paediatric hydrocephalus in Sub-Saharan countries is associated with significant complication rates. The objective of this study is to analyse the management of hydrocephalus and complication rates of surgical intervention in the Ethiopian setting in order to improve future quality. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in a neurosurgical teaching hospital. Two cohorts separated by 2.5 years were analysed. RESULTS: A total of 128(58...
January 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049348/invasive-mrsa-infections-in-neurosurgical-patients-a-decade-of-progress
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Mairéad Skally, Caoimhe Finn, David O'Brien, Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Karen Burns, Elaine McFadden, Margaret Fitzpatrick, Edmond Smyth, Hilary Humphreys
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important cause of bloodstream infection (BSI), which is declining in many countries, including Ireland. However, it also causes other invasive infections, such as meningitis in neurosurgical patients. It is unclear whether the decline in MRSA BSI is reflected in other invasive infections and in specialist units. AIM: To investigate trends in the incidence of MRSA invasive infection in a national neurosurgical centre over a 10-year period...
January 3, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018689/cryptococcus-gattii-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-in-the-southeastern-united-states
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John W Amburgy, Joseph H Miller, Benjamin J Ditty, Patrick Vande Lune, Shaaf Muhammad, Winfield S Fisher
Cryptococcal infections are seen throughout the United States in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. The most common form is C. neoformans. In the Northwestern United States, C. gattii has received considerable attention secondary to increased virulence resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. There are no cases in the extant literature describing a patient with C. gattii requiring neurosurgical intervention in Alabama. A middle-aged immunocompetent male with no recent travel or identifiable exposure presented with meningitis secondary to C...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012890/a-simple-infection-control-protocol-durably-reduces-external-ventricular-drain-infections-to-near-zero-levels
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Alexander C Flint, Shahed Toossi, Sheila L Chan, Vivek A Rao, William Sheridan
OBJECTIVE: External ventricular drains (EVDs) historically have a high rate of infection, and EVD infections are a cause of significant morbidity and mortality. We have previously shown that a simple infection control protocol reduced the rate of EVD infections over a 3-year period, and the present study examines whether infection rates were durably reduced over an additional 4 years. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of EVDs placed in the ICU of a tertiary Neurosurgical center over an additional 4 year follow-up period...
December 21, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993742/immediate-titanium-mesh-implantation-for-patients-with-postcraniotomy-neurosurgical-site-infections-a-safe-and-esthetic-alternative-procedure
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Gregory Ehrlich, Stefanie Kindling, Holger Wenz, Daniel Hänggi, Dirk Michael Schulte, Peter Schmiedek, Marcel Seiz-Rosenhagen
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the main complications after craniotomy. The incidence is up to 11% in the literature. The established procedure is debridement, removal of the bone flap and delayed cranioplasty. Delayed cranioplasty has several disadvantages. A promising approach is the immediate titanium mesh implantation at the time of wound revision. We want to report our experience with this technique with regard to outcome measured by reinfection rates and patient satisfaction...
December 16, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989249/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-following-neurosurgical-spinal-fusion-operations-a-case-control-study
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Thomas L Walsh, Ashley M Querry, Sheila McCool, Alison L Galdys, Kathleen A Shutt, Melissa I Saul, Carlene A Muto
OBJECTIVE To determine risk factors for the development of surgical site infections (SSIs) in neurosurgery patients undergoing spinal fusion. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. SETTING Large, academic, quaternary care center. PATIENTS The study population included all neurosurgery patients who underwent spinal fusion between August 1, 2009, and August 31, 2013. Cases were defined as patients in the study cohort who developed an SSI. Controls were patients in the study cohort who did not develop an SSI...
December 19, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920937/conversion-technique-from-neuroendoscopy-to-microsurgery-in-ventricular-tumors-technical-note
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Pedro Henrique da C F Pinto, Flavio Nigri, Gabriel N Gobbi, Egas M Caparelli-Daquer
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tumors represent a major neurosurgical challenge, making endoscopic approach an invaluable tool as it gained importance due to technological advances. Nevertheless, the method is not exempt of risk and limitations, sometimes requiring an open surgery. Thus, initial measurements must be adopted in order to simplify an eventual need for conversion to open craniotomy. METHODS: Here, we describe a series of 6 patients with ventricular tumors approached by neuroendoscopy where the conversion to microsurgery turned out to be necessary...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916878/burkholderia-contaminans-colonization-from-contaminated-liquid-docusate-colace-in-a-immunocompetent-adult-with-legionnaire-s-disease-infection-control-implications-and-the-potential-role-of-candida-pellucosa
#14
Burke A Cunha, John Gian, Bertamaria Dieguez, Elsa Santos-Cruz, Daniela Matassa, Steve Gerson, Pat Daniels, Carlos Rosales, Rodger P Silletti
Objective:B. contaminans was cultured from respiratory secretions and liquid docusate (Colace) in a Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patient with community-acquired Legionnaire's disease but not from another bottle given to the patient. Unexpectedly, C. pelliculosa was cultured from two bottles, but not the B. contaminans bottle or respiratory secretions. Methods:B. cepacia, later identified as B. contaminans, was cultured from a bottle of liquid docusate (Colace) dispensed to a non-cystic fibrosis patient...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914805/use-of-subdural-drain-for-chronic-subdural-haematoma-a-4-year-multi-centre-observational-study-of-302-cases
#15
David Yuen Chung Chan, Peter Yat Ming Woo, Calvin Hoi Kwan Mak, Alberto Chi Ho Chu, Charles Churk Hang Li, Natalie Man Wai Ko, Stephanie Chi Ping Ng, Tin Fung David Sun, Wai Sang Poon
Chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) is a common neurosurgical condition and is more prevalent in the ageing population. Studies have suggested that placement of subdural drains after burr-hole drainage was associated with lower recurrence rates. However, a considerable proportion of surgeons remained unconvinced of the effectiveness of drain placement and concerns exist with the potential complications this additional manoeuvre entails such as infection or bleeding. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impact of subdural drain on CSDH recurrence and its safety...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910709/management-of-infections-associated-with-neurosurgical-implanted-devices
#16
Anna Conen, Christoph A Fux, Peter Vajkoczy, Andrej Trampuz
Neurosurgical devices are increasingly used. With it, neurosurgical device-related infections gain relevance. As biofilms are involved in implant-associated infections the diagnosis and treatment is challenging and requires specific anti-biofilm concepts and management algorithms. Areas covered: The literature concerning the management of neurosurgical device-associated infections is scarce and heterogeneous treatment concepts are discussed, but no standardized diagnostic and treatment procedures exist. Therefore, we emphasize extrapolating management strategies predominantly from orthopedic device-associated infections, where the concept is better established and clinically validated...
December 13, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909114/conservative-treatment-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-hiv-associated-thrombocytopenia-with-tranexamic-acid
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Raja K Kutty, Anil Kumar Peethambaran, Sunilkumar, M Anilkumar
Chronic subdural hematomas (CSDHs) and its management comprise a majority work in a neurosurgical specialty. The effectiveness of surgery is beyond doubt and sometimes even lifesaving in severe cases. However, the straightforward surgery is sometimes complicated by the associated comorbidities of the patient. Comorbidities in the form of coagulopathies secondary to chronic liver diseases, drugs (warfarin, ecosprin, clopidogrel), thrombocytopenia secondary to systemic illness are always a challenge to deal with in patients with CSDH...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889246/risk-factors-for-propionibacterium-acnes-infection-after-neurosurgery-a-case-control-study
#18
Yuto Haruki, Hideharu Hagiya, Yu Takahashi, Hideyuki Yoshida, Kazuki Kobayashi, Tadato Yukiue, Nobushige Tsuboi, Tetsuhiro Sugiyama
Propionibacterium acnes is increasingly known as a causative organism for post-neurosurgical infection; however, no clinical studies have examined the risk factors associated with P. acnes infections. Clinical data obtained from 14 cases of P. acnes infection and 28 controls infected with other pathogens were analyzed. Craniotomy, malignancy, and prolonged duration of operation were significantly associated with the onset of P. acnes infection. No fatal cases were reported.
November 23, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822762/clinical-practice-audit-concerning-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-in-paediatric-neurosurgery-results-from-a-german-paediatric-oncology-unit
#19
Katja Weiss, Arne Simon, Norbert Graf, Jakob Schöpe, Joachim Oertel, Stefan Linsler
BACKGROUND: Perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis (PAP) has been identified as an important target for internal audits, concerning the judicious use of antibiotics. Paediatric oncology patients with brain tumours face an increased risk of surgical site infection (SSI) after neurosurgery and receive routine PAP in this setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients younger than 18 years admitted to the paediatric oncology centre (POC) with a neurosurgical intervention...
November 7, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809900/significance-of-nucleic-acid-testing-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-post-neurosurgical-meningitis-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-a-case-report
#20
Ngo Tat Trung, Trinh Van Son, Dao Thanh Quyen, Dang Thi Viet Anh, Vu Viet Sang, Nguyen Xuan Lam, Nguyen Dang Manh, Vuong Phuc Duong, Bui Tri Cuong, Quyen Dang Tuyen, Nguyen Xuan Chinh, Phan Quoc Hoan, Hoang Van Tong, Christian G Meyer, Le Huu Song
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgery may pose the risk of patients' developing nosocomial meningitis caused by infection with hospital pathogens. Rapid detection of the causative pathogens is essential for selecting the appropriate antibiotic treatment. However, the classical culture-based detection of bacterial infection is time-consuming and often fails to establish the correct diagnosis. Molecular techniques offer improved diagnostic means to guide the proper antibiotic therapy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year-old Vietnamese man underwent neurosurgery and subsequently developed meningitis...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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