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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318729/acute-cerebellitis-in-paediatric-patients-our-experience
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J P García-Iñiguez, F J López-Pisón, P Madurga Revilla, I Montejo Gañán, M Domínguez Cajal, L Monge Galindo, S B Sánchez Marco, M C García Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: Acute cerebellitis is a rare inflammatory disease with a highly variable clinical course that ranges from benign self-limiting symptoms to a fulminant presentation associated with a high risk of death due to compression of the posterior fossa, acute hydrocephalus, and intracranial hypertension. METHODS: We reviewed clinical, laboratory, and radiological findings from children diagnosed with acute cerebellitis between May 2007 and November 2016. We analysed treatments and clinical and radiological progression...
March 15, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304223/metastatic-clival-chordoma-a-case-report-of-multiple-extraneural-metastases-following-resection-and-proton-beam-radiotherapy-in-a-5-year-old-boy
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Martin J Rutkowski, Harjus S Birk, Matthew D Wood, Arie Perry, Theodore Nicolaides, Christopher P Ames, Nalin Gupta
The authors report the case of a 5-year-old boy in whom extraneural metastases developed 5 years after he underwent an occipitocervical fusion and transoral approach to treat a clival chordoma without local recurrence. Following primary resection, the patient's postoperative course was complicated by recurrent meningitis secondary to CSF leak, which responded to antibiotics, and communicating hydrocephalus, for which a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was placed. The patient then underwent postoperative proton beam radiotherapy...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304218/comparative-effectiveness-of-flexible-versus-rigid-neuroendoscopy-for-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-and-choroid-plexus-cauterization-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-and-survival-analysis
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Shelly Wang, Scellig Stone, Alexander G Weil, Aria Fallah, Benjamin C Warf, John Ragheb, Sanjiv Bhatia, Abhaya V Kulkarni
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV)/choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) has become an increasingly common technique for the treatment of infant hydrocephalus. Both flexible and rigid neuroendoscopy can be used, with little empirical evidence directly comparing the two. Therefore, the authors used a propensity score-matched cohort and survival analysis to assess the comparative efficacy of flexible and rigid neuroendoscopy. METHODS Individual data were collected through retrospective review of infants younger than 2 years of age, treated at 1 of 2 hospitals: 1) Boston Children's Hospital, exclusively utilizing flexible neuroendoscopy, and 2) Nicklaus Children's Hospital-Jackson Memorial Hospital, exclusively utilizing rigid neuroendoscopy...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303832/coagulase-negative-staphylococci-emerging-pathogen-in-central-nervous-system-shunt-infection
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Preeti Lata Bhatia, Sunil Lilani, Ritesh Shirpurkar, Chhaya Chande, Shrikant Joshi, Abhay Chowdhary
Central nervous system (CNS) shunts are commonly used to treat patients with hydrocephalus. Its placement is associated with increased risk of infection. The study was intended to evaluate infection rate associated with CNS shunt surgeries and identify risk factors for shunt infection. The frequency and characterisation of aetiological agents along with their antibiotic resistance pattern were also studied. A prospective study of 86 patients who underwent 97 surgeries over a period of 18 months was conducted...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298035/effect-of-intrathecal-milrinone-injection-via-lumbar-catheter-on-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Masaomi Koyanagi, Hitoshi Fukuda, Benjamin Lo, Minami Uezato, Yoshitaka Kurosaki, Nobutake Sadamasa, Akira Handa, Masaki Chin, Sen Yamagata
OBJECTIVE Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is an important complication after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Although intrathecal milrinone injection via lumbar catheter to prevent DCI has been previously reported to be safe and feasible, its effectiveness remains unknown. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether intrathecal milrinone injection treatment after aSAH significantly reduced the incidence of DCI. METHODS The prospectively maintained aSAH database was used to identify patients treated between January 2010 and December 2015...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293475/nationwide-hospital-based-survey-of-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-in-japan-epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics
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Nagato Kuriyama, Masakazu Miyajima, Madoka Nakajima, Michiko Kurosawa, Wakaba Fukushima, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Etsuko Ozaki, Yoshio Hirota, Akiko Tamakoshi, Etsuro Mori, Takeo Kato, Takahiko Tokuda, Akinori Urae, Hajime Arai
OBJECTIVES: There have been no nationwide epidemiological studies of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) in Japan. Therefore, a nationwide epidemiologic survey of iNPH was performed to determine the number of cases and clinical characteristics by sex and diagnostic level. METHODS: The first survey examined the numbers of cases that met the diagnostic criteria of iNPH and those who underwent shunt operations in 2012. The second survey gathered patients' details to clarify their clinical background characteristics...
March 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291428/the-durability-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-and-ventriculoperitoneal-shunts-in-children-with-hydrocephalus-following-posterior-fossa-tumor-resection-a-systematic-review-and-time-to-failure-analysis
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Michael C Dewan, Jaims Lim, Chevis N Shannon, John C Wellons
OBJECTIVE Up to one-third of patients with a posterior fossa brain tumor (PFBT) will experience persistent hydrocephalus mandating permanent CSF diversion. The optimal hydrocephalus treatment modality is unknown; the authors sought to compare the durability between endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) therapy in the pediatric population. METHODS The authors conducted a systematic review of articles indexed in PubMed between 1986 and 2016 describing ETV and/or VPS treatment success/failure and time-to-failure rate in patients < 19 years of age with hydrocephalus related to a PFBT...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286280/over-drainage-secondary-to-ventriculosinus-shunt-a-case-report
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Tianyuan Zhao, Wei Ouyang, Shaobing Wang, Peitao Wu
BACKGROUND: Shunting to the cranial venous sinus represents a novel treatment strategy for hydrocephalus. To our knowledge, overdrainage as a complication following shunting to the cranial venous sinus has not previously been reported in the clinical literature. Here we report the case of a 50-year-old man who suffered from overdrainage after a ventriculosinus shunt insertion. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 50-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with recurring fever and gait difficulty 4 months after a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) insertion for primary communicating hydrocephalus...
March 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283187/successful-delayed-coiling-of-a-ruptured-growing-distal-posterior-cerebral-artery-mycotic-aneurysm
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C Champeaux, N Walker, J Derwin, A Grivas
Intracranial infectious aneurysm (IIA) is a rare form of cerebrovascular malformation for which obliteration may be undertaken after rupture or non-response to targeted antibiotic therapy. We discuss the case of a 19-year-old man who presented with acute neurologic decline (Glasgow Coma Scale of 8) and endocarditis. CT images demonstrated subarachnoid haemorrhage, hydrocephalus and a mycotic aneurysm on the left posterior cerebral artery. Conservative management was initially decided due to the high risk of stroke and hemianopia...
March 7, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281443/central-nervous-system-tuberculosis
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John M Leonard
Central nervous system tuberculosis (CNS-TB) takes three clinical forms: meningitis (TBM), intracranial tuberculoma, and spinal arachnoiditis. TBM predominates in the western world and presents as a subacute to chronic meningitis syndrome with a prodrome of malaise, fever, and headache progressing to altered mentation and focal neurologic signs, followed by stupor, coma, and death within five to eight weeks of onset. The CSF formula typically shows a lymphocytic pleocytosis, and low glucose and high protein concentrations...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279556/management-options-of-non-syndromic-sagittal-craniosynostosis
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REVIEW
Bryan S Lee, Lee S Hwang, Gaby D Doumit, Joseph Wooley, Francis A Papay, Mark G Luciano, Violette M Recinos
There have been various effective surgical procedures for the treatment of non-syndromic sagittal craniosynostosis, but no definitive guidelines for management have been established. We conducted a study to elucidate the current state of practice and establish a warranted standard of care. An Internet-based study was sent to 180 pediatric neurosurgeons across the country and 102 craniofacial plastic surgeons in fourteen different countries, to collect data for primary indication for surgical management, preference for timing and choice of surgery, and pre-, peri-, and post-operative management options...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273059/effect-of-admission-hyperglycemia-on-6-month-functional-outcome-in-patients-with-spontaneous-cerebellar-hemorrhage
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Chuanyuan Tao, Xin Hu, Jiajing Wang, Chao You
BACKGROUND Cerebellar hemorrhage (CH) has a quite different treatment strategy and prognostic factors compared with supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The prognostic role of hyperglycemia has been discussed mainly in cases of supratentorial hemorrhage; it remains to be elucidated following CH. We aimed to determine the association of hyperglycemia on admission with 6-month functional outcome in CH patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 77 patients with acute CH between September 2010 and April 2015 in West China Hospital...
March 8, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264586/low-pressure-hydrocephalus-clinical-manifestations-radiological-characteristics-and-treatment
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Zhe Cheng, Wenhua Wang, Yong Han, Jiangang Liu, Zhong Wang, Youxin Zhou, Fengen Li, Yulun Huang
Low pressure hydrocephalus (LPH) is a rare type of hydrocephalus with low intracranial pressure and ventriculomegaly. The recognition of LPH is important, and the treatment is difficult and very complicated. An understanding of how to drain cerebrospinal fluid when the intracranial pressure is lower than the opening pressure of the value represents a critical issue. Seven patients who suffered from the pain of hydrocephalus syndrome and were diagnosed with LPH were retrospectively reviewed. A ventricle peritoneal shunt was applied to all patients, and the valve system was adjusted to the lowest pressure; however, the clinical manifestations of hydrocephalus in five of seven patients did not improve over one week...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264582/a-new-shunt-for-obstructive-hydrocephalus-ventricle-sylvian-fissure-shunt-a-preliminary-report
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Sushil Patkar
Cerbrospinal fluid (CSF) pathway studies have revealed that after egressing from the fourth ventricle reaches the basal supra sellar cistern and ultimately the sylvian cisterns from where the CSF travels over the cerebral convexity subarachnoid space to reach the superior saggital sinus and enters the blood stream. Diverting CSF from the lateral ventricle with a shunt catheter to the sylvian cistern can be an option to treat obstructive hydrocephalus. 2 patients underwent this procedure of diverting CSF from the lateral ventricle with a shunt catheter (Chabbra, India) to the sylvian cistern successfully and had immediate relief of symptoms of raised intracranial pressure...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259041/trunk-sway-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-quantitative-assessment-in-clinical-practice
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Tomas Bäcklund, Jennifer Frankel, Hanna Israelsson, Jan Malm, Nina Sundström
BACKGROUND: In diagnosis and treatment of patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH), there is need for clinically applicable, quantitative assessment of balance and gait. Using a body-worn gyroscopic system, the aim of this study was to assess postural stability of iNPH patients in standing, walking and during sensory deprivation before and after cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage and surgery. A comparison was performed between healthy elderly (HE) and patients with various types of hydrocephalus (ventriculomegaly (VM))...
February 24, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251346/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-shunt-surgery-for-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-based-on-the-sinphoni-and-sinphoni-2-trials
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Masahiro Kameda, Shigeki Yamada, Masamichi Atsuchi, Teruo Kimura, Hiroaki Kazui, Masakazu Miyajima, Etsuro Mori, Masatsune Ishikawa, Isao Date
BACKGROUND: We showed that ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt and lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt surgeries are beneficial for patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) in the Study of Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus on Neurological Improvement (SINPHONI; a multicenter prospective cohort study) and in SINPHONI-2 (a multicenter randomized trial). Although therapeutic efficacy is important, cost-effectiveness analysis is equally valuable. METHODS: Using both a set of assumptions and using the data from SINPHONI and SINPHONI-2, we estimated the total cost of treatment for iNPH, which consists of medical expenses (e...
March 1, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245539/-a-case-of-hydrocephalus-due-to-brain-metastasis-from-renal-cell-carcinoma-successfully-treated-with-axitinib
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Soichiro Shimura, Dai Koguchi, Satoru Minamida, Yoshinori Taoka, Masatsugu Iwamura
We report a case of hydrocephalus due to brain metastasis from renal cell carcinoma treated with axitinib. A 65-year-old man had undergone right radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma in 2010. The pathological diagnosis indicated clear cell carcinoma G3, pT1a. After adjuvant treatment with interferon-α, computed tomography, in 2011, revealed multiple lung metastases. He was administered sorafenib. Because of progressive lung metastases, sunitinib was administered. The lung metastases were progressive and bone scan revealed multiple bone metastases...
January 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243998/shunt-devices-for-neurointensivists-complications-and-management
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G Smith, J Pace, A Scoco, G Singh, K Kandregula, S Manjila, C Ramos-Estebanez
Cerebrospinal fluid diversion has become the mainstay treatment in hydrocephalus for over 50 years. As the number of patients with ventricular shunt systems increases, neurointensivists are becoming the first-line physicians for many of these patients. When symptoms of a shunt malfunction are suspected and access to a neurosurgeon is limited or delayed, workup and temporizing measures must be initiated. The article highlights the functional nuances, complications, and management of current programmable shunt valves and their MRI sensitivity...
February 27, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242159/-hydrothorax-as-a-complication-of-a-ventricle-peritoneal-shunt-a-case-report
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Raúl M Yéboles, Lorena Vázquez, Marta Seoane, Susana Castro, Beatriz Ruiz
The ventricle peritoneal (VP) shunt is commonly used in the treatment of hydrocephalus. It is a relatively simple and effective technique, but around 70% of the patients with a VP shunt have a complication in their lifetime. Most of these complications are due to infection or mechanical dysfunction. The thoracic complications are rare. The present case is one of the small number of them found in the literature, describing hydrothorax as a complication of a VP shunt without catheter migration and without ascites...
February 24, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241263/bridging-knowledge-gaps-to-understand-how-zika-virus-exposure-and-infection-affect-child-development
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Bill G Kapogiannis, Nahida Chakhtoura, Rohan Hazra, Catherine Y Spong
Importance: The Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic has profoundly affected the lives of children and families across the Americas. As the number of children born with ZIKV-related complications continues to grow, the long-term developmental trajectory for these children and the effect on their families remains largely unknown. In September 2016, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and partner National Institutes of Health institutes convened a workshop to develop a research agenda to improve the evaluation, monitoring, and management of neonates, infants, or children affected by ZIKV and its complications...
February 20, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
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