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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764030/-neuroendoscopy-assisted-microneurosurgery-for-posterior-cranial-fossa-lesion
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J Li, D Zhong, D Lü, H Y Huang, W Du, J Yang, Y T Wu, H J Xia, W Y Tang, X C Sun
Objective: To study the value of neuroendoscopy assisted microneurosurgery technique in the treatment of posterior cranial fossa lesion. Methods: Clinical data of 36 patients with posterior fossa lesions who accepted neuroendoscopy assisted microneurosurgery (NEAM group) in the department of neurosurgery of the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, from January 2014 to December 2016, were retrospectively enrolled. A total of 113 cases diagnosed with the same lesions and accepted conventional microneurosurgery (non-NEAM group) in the same period were analyzed as control group...
May 8, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758368/infections-following-cranial-neurosurgery-prospective-cohort-of-103-episodes-treated-according-to-a-standardized-algorithm
#2
Nora Renz, Burcin Özdirik, Tobias Finger, Peter Vajkoczy, Andrej Trampuz
OBJECTIVE: The optimal surgical and antimicrobial treatment for intracranial infections following neurosurgery is unknown. We investigated the clinical, laboratory and microbiological characteristics of intracranial infections following neurosurgery. In addition, treatment outcome in patients treated according to a standardized algorithm was evaluated. METHODS: Consecutive patients with extradural, intradural and device-related infections following cranial neurosurgery were prospectively included...
May 11, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758367/clinical-and-neurosurgical-management-of-cranial-machete-injuries-the-experience-of-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-nicaragua
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Luis Zapata, Ernest J Wright, Peter Nakaji
BACKGROUND: The neurosurgical literature rarely describes managing open head injuries caused by machetes, although this is a common head injury in developing countries. We present our experience managing cranial machete injuries in Nicaragua over a 5-year period. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients admitted to a neurosurgery service for cranial machete injury. RESULTS: Among 51 patients studied, the majority (n=42, 82%) presented with mild neurological deficits (Glasgow Coma Scale score ≥14)...
May 11, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755935/aspergillus-endocarditis-of-the-mitral-valve-with-ventricular-myocardial-invasion-cerebral-vasculitis-and-intracranial-mycotic-aneurysm-formation-in-a-patient-with-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Bibin Varghese, Kevin Ting, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Cezar Iliescu, Joseph Kim, Peter Kim
Aspergillus endocarditis is a rare infection and reported mainly in immunocompromised hosts. We report a case of mitral valve aspergillus endocarditis with ventricular myocardial invasion, cerebral vasculitis and intracranial fungal aneurysm formation in a patient with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). This case illustrates the importance of prompt investigation and treatment of masses seen on an echocardiogram for rare infections such as Aspergillus endocarditis in immunocompromised patients.
September 2018: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755085/-subdural-hematoma-after-open-heart-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis-presenting-with-pre-operative-intracranial-hemorrhage-infarction-report-of-a-case
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Ryuta Tai, Yosuke Kuroko, Makoto Mohri, Masakazu Yamaoka
A 47-year-old woman with a history of radiation enteritis and implantation of a central venous port was admitted to our intensive care unit(ICU) suffering from high fever. She was diagnosed with active infective endocarditis due to catheter-related blood stream infection. Although echocardiography showed a large vegetation on the mitral valve, surgical therapy was postponed for 5 weeks because of intracranial hemorrhage infarction. On the 3rd day after mitral valve repair, she developed consciousness disturbance and computed tomography(CT) revealed acute subdural hematoma of the posterior cranial fossa...
May 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753895/infected-intradural-dermoid-cyst-with-complete-dermal-sinus-of-posterior-fossa
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Félix K K Ségbédji, A J Tokpo, A A Nubukpo-Guménu, N K Alaoui, L M A Quenum, K Chakour, M F Chaoui, M Benzagmout
BACKGROUND: Intracranial dermoid cysts represent benign embryologic tumors. Children and young adults are most affected. Infected intradural dermoid cyst with complete dermal sinus of posterior fossa is exceptional. The main feature of this dermal sinus leads from the midline intradural cyst through an opening in the occipital bone to be attached to the skin. METHOD: We report two cases of infected intradural dermoid cyst with complete dermal sinus of posterior fossa in children, with special attention to the clinical, anatomical features of this rare combination...
May 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753894/value-of-the-application-of-neuroendoscope-in-the-treatment-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-blockage
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Quantang Wei, Yimin Xu, Kaiwen Peng, Songtao Qi, Yuping Peng, Huangyi Ji, Yu Li, Mingxing Qiu, Yanyi Ying, Xiaoyu Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of the application of neuroendoscope techniques in the treatment of ventriculoperitoneal shunt blockage. METHODS: Our study included 3 plans for revision surgeries for ventriculoperitoneal shunt blockage. In Plan A, the choroid plexus or ependyma that grew inside the ventricular catheter was completely removed. In Plan B, the terminal part of the ventricular catheter was clipped and removed. In Plan C, the ventricular catheter was carefully extracted with the assistance of neuroendoscope, and the tissues that blocked the catheter were removed...
May 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749908/predictors-of-primary-autograft-cranioplasty-survival-and-resorption-after-craniectomy
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Tommi K Korhonen, Sami Tetri, Jukka Huttunen, Antti Lindgren, Jaakko M Piitulainen, Willy Serlo, Pekka K Vallittu, Jussi P Posti
OBJECTIVE Craniectomy is a common neurosurgical procedure that reduces intracranial pressure, but survival necessitates cranioplasty at a later stage, after recovery from the primary insult. Complications such as infection and resorption of the autologous bone flap are common. The risk factors for complications and subsequent bone flap removal are unclear. The aim of this multicenter, retrospective study was to evaluate the factors affecting the outcome of primary autologous cranioplasty, with special emphasis on bone flap resorption...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748704/subdural-empyema-due-to-salmonella-paratyphi-b-in-an-infant-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#9
Vijai Williams, Keshavamurthy Mysore Lakshmikantha, Karthi Nallasamy, K C Sudeep, Arun Kumar Baranwal, Muralidharan Jayashree
Intracranial infection due to Salmonella is uncommon in children. Subdural empyema (SDE) is described with Salmonella typhi as a complication of meningitis. We report a 6-month-old infant with SDE secondary to Salmonella paratyphi B who had presented with prolonged fever and enlarging head. A literature review of Salmonella SDE in infants with respect to clinical course and outcome is presented.
May 10, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747650/hospital-financing-of-ischaemic-stroke-determinants-of-funding-and-usefulness-of-drg-subcategories-based-on-severity-of-illness
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Sarah Dewilde, Lieven Annemans, Hilde Pincé, Vincent Thijs
BACKGROUND: Several Western and Arab countries, as well as over 30 States in the US are using the "All-Patient Refined Diagnosis-Related Groups" (APR-DRGs) with four severity-of-illness (SOI) subcategories as a model for hospital funding. The aim of this study is to verify whether this is an adequate model for funding stroke hospital admissions, and to explore which risk factors and complications may influence the amount of funding. METHODS: A bottom-up analysis of 2496 ischaemic stroke admissions in Belgium compares detailed in-hospital resource use (including length of stay, imaging, lab tests, visits and drugs) per SOI category and calculates total hospitalisation costs...
May 11, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747562/early-ambulation-in-patients-with-external-ventricular-drains-results-of-a-quality-improvement-project
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Syed Omar Shah, Jacqueline Kraft, Nethra Ankam, Paula Bu, Kristen Stout, Sara Melnyk, Fred Rincon, M Kamran Athar
INTRODUCTION: Prolonged immobility in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) can lead to muscle wasting and weakness, longer hospital stays, increased number of days in restraints, and hospital-acquired infections. Increasing evidence demonstrates the safety and feasibility of early mobilization in the ICU. However, there is a lack of evidence in the safety and feasibility of mobilizing patients with external ventricular drains (EVDs). The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and feasibility of early mobility in this patient population...
June 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747285/-expert-consensus-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cryptococcal-meningitis
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Z Y Liu, G Q Wang, L P Zhu, X J Lyu, Q Q Zhang, Y S Yu, Z H Zhou, Y B Liu, W P Cai, R Y Li, W H Zhang, F J Zhang, H Wu, Y C Xu, H Z Lu, T S Li
Cryptococcal meningitis is a common and refractory central nervous system infection, with high rates of mortality and disability. The experts of the Society of Infectious Diseases of Chinese Medical Association have reached this consensus after a thorough discussion. Based on the current situation of cryptococcal meningitis in China, the management of cryptococcal meningitis includes 6 aspects: introduction, microorganism identification, clinical manifestations and diagnosis, principles of antifungal therapy, treatment of refractory and recurrent meningitis, treatment of intracranial hypertension...
May 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740504/epidural-abscess-presenting-as-severe-depression-with-suicidal-ideations-case-report
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Erin D'Agostino, Vyacheslav Makler, David F Bauer
Background: Epidural abscess (EDA) is an uncommon form of intracranial infection that generally presents with fever, headache, and focal neurologic deficit. Imaging generally reveals a lentiform collection with diffusion restriction on diffusion weighted image. We present an interesting case in which a patient with EDA presented with three weeks of depression with suicidal ideations. The patient displayed no notable infectious signs and the imaging was suggestive of chronic subdural hematoma (SDH) rather than EDA...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735835/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-intracranial-abscess-an-analytical-series-and-review-on-molecular-surgical-and-medical-aspects
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Veena Kumari Haradara Bahubali, Priya Vijayan, Vasundhra Bhandari, Nagarathna Siddaiah, Dwarakanath Srinivas
Purpose: Intracranial abscess caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is rare and unexplored. The aim of the present study is to examine the prevalence, clinical and molecular characteristics, treatment options and outcome of MRSA intracranial abscess over a period of 6 years. Patientsand Methods: A total of 21 patients were included in this retrospective study. The demographic and clinical details of all the patients were collected. Molecular typing including staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec typing, spa typing and polymerase chain reaction of Panton-Valentine leucocidin toxin (PVL) gene for the latter 6 isolates was performed...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731328/intracranial-hemorrhage-in-neonates-a-review-of-etiologies-patterns-and-predicted-clinical-outcomes
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REVIEW
Ai Peng Tan, Patricia Svrckova, Frances Cowan, Wui Khean Chong, Kshitij Mankad
Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in neonates often results in devastating neurodevelopmental outcomes as the neonatal period is a critical window for brain development. The neurodevelopmental outcomes in neonates with ICH are determined by the maturity of the brain, the location and extent of the hemorrhage, the specific underlying etiology and the presence of other concomitant disorders. Neonatal ICH may result from various inherited and acquired disorders. We classify the etiologies of neonatal ICH into eight main categories: (1) Hemorrhagic stroke including large focal hematoma, (2) Prematurity-related hemorrhage, (3) Bleeding diathesis, (4) Genetic causes, (5) Infection, (6) Trauma-related hemorrhage, (7) Tumor-related hemorrhage and (8) Vascular malformations...
April 24, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721718/an-up-to-date-review-of-pseudotumor-cerebri-syndrome
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REVIEW
John Glenn Burkett, Jessica Ailani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS), and benign intracranial hypertension are all terms that have been used for a neurologic syndrome consisting of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP), headache and vision loss without mass lesion or underlying infection or malignancy. In this review article, categorization, diagnostic criteria, symptom management strategies, and disease treatment options for pseudotumor cerebri syndrome will be discussed...
May 2, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719647/common-orbital-infections-state-of-the-art-part-i
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REVIEW
Shirin Hamed-Azzam, Islam AlHashash, Daniel Briscoe, Geoffrey E Rose, David H Verity
Infections of the orbit and periorbita are relatively frequent, and can cause significant local and systemic morbidity. Loss of vision occurs in more than 10% of patients, and systemic sequelae can include meningitis, intracranial abscess, and death. Numerous organisms infect the orbit, but the most common are bacteria. There are many methods through which orbital infections occur, with infection from the neighboring ethmoid sinuses the most likely cause for all age groups. Prompt management is essential in suspected orbital cellulitis, and involves urgent intravenous antibiotics, rehydration, and treatment of any co-existent underlying systemic disease, e...
April 2018: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718890/delayed-intracranial-subdural-empyema-following-burr-hole-drainage-case-series-and-literature-review
#18
You-Sub Kim, Sung-Pil Joo, Dong-Jun Song, Sung-Hyun Kim, Tae-Sun Kim
RATIONALE: A subdural empyema (SDE) following burr hole drainage of a chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) can be difficult to distinguish from a recurrence of the CSDH, especially when imaging data is limited to a computed tomography (CT) scan. PATIENTS CONCERNS: All patients underwent burr hole drainage of the CSDH at first, and the appearance of the SDE occurred within one month. DIAGNOSES: A contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), revealed both the SDE and diffuse meningitis in all patients...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701786/intracranial-mycotic-aneurysm-is-associated-with-cerebral-bleeding-post-valve-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis
#19
Yuta Kume, Tomoyuki Fujita, Satsuki Fukushima, Yusuke Shimahara, Yorihiko Matsumoto, Kizuku Yamashita, Naonori Kawamoto, Junjiro Kobayashi
OBJECTIVES: The presence of cerebral haemorrhage (CH) preoperatively is a risk factor of in-hospital cerebrovascular complications post-valve surgery for acute infective endocarditis. However, factors related to cerebrovascular complications in the long term are poorly understood. We reviewed a series of these patients to investigate risk factors of in-hospital and long-term outcomes. METHODS: An institutional series of 148 patients who underwent valve surgery for active infective endocarditis between 2000 and 2016 were enrolled...
April 26, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690925/staphylococcus-epidermidis-meningitis-in-the-absence-of-a-neurosurgical-device-secondary-to-catheter-related-bloodstream-infection-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Taro Noguchi, Miki Nagao, Masaki Yamamoto, Yasufumi Matsumura, Toshiyuki Kitano, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo, Satoshi Ichiyama
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus epidermidis can cause nosocomial meningitis in the presence of prosthetic devices. We describe a case of Staphylococcus epidermidis meningitis in a patient with neutropenia who had no intracranial foreign body, and we review the literature on meningitis that is caused by coagulase-negative Staphylococcus spp. without a neurosurgical device. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old Japanese man with acute myeloid leukemia receiving chemotherapy through a totally implantable central venous catheter developed fever and headache...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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