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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301365/preserving-the-legitimacy-of-board-certification
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Michael S Hanemann, Holly C Wall, John A Dean
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this discussion were to inform the medical community about the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery's ongoing attempts in Louisiana to achieve equivalency to American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards so that its diplomates may use the term "board certified" in advertising and to ensure public safety by upholding the standards for medical board certification. BACKGROUND: In 2011, Louisiana passed a truth in medical advertising law, which was intended to protect the public by prohibiting the use of the term "board certified" by improperly credentialed physicians...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299589/respiratory-variation-in-peak-aortic-velocity-accurately-predicts-fluid-responsiveness-in-children-undergoing-neurosurgery-under-general-anesthesia
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Kavita G Morparia, Srijaya K Reddy, Laura J Olivieri, Michael C Spaeder, Jennifer J Schuette
The determination of fluid responsiveness in the critically ill child is of vital importance, more so as fluid overload becomes increasingly associated with worse outcomes. Dynamic markers of volume responsiveness have shown some promise in the pediatric population, but more research is needed before they can be adopted for widespread use. Our aim was to investigate effectiveness of respiratory variation in peak aortic velocity and pulse pressure variation to predict fluid responsiveness, and determine their optimal cutoff values...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291426/case-report-of-a-6-year-old-girl-with-mycoplasma-hominis-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-infection
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Masanori Sato, Noriko Kubota, Yoshihiko Katsuyama, Yota Suzuki, Yosuke Miyairi, Kisei Minami, Masashi Kasai
Mycoplasma hominis is a rare causative pathogen for surgical site infections after neurosurgical procedures. This organism lacks a cell wall, rendering it undetectable by Gram staining and making it resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. In addition, some special techniques are required to identify this organism. Thus, it is very difficult to diagnose infections caused by this pathogen. Here, the authors report a pediatric case of M. hominis ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) infection with central nervous system involvement for which beta-lactam antibiotics were not effective and Gram staining revealed no pathogens...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290395/indian-society-of-neuro-oncology-consensus-guidelines-for-the-contemporary-management-of-medulloblastoma
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Tejpal Gupta, Chitra Sarkar, Vedantam Rajshekhar, Sandip Chatterjee, Neelam Shirsat, Dattatreya Muzumdar, Sona Pungavkar, Girish Chinnaswamy, Rakesh Jalali
INTRODUCTION: The high success rate in the management medulloblastoma achieved in the western world is not exactly mirrored in developing countries including India. Socio-demographic differences, health-care disparity, and lack in uniformity of care with resultant widespread variations in the clinical practice are some of the reasons that may partly explain this difference in outcomes. Patients with medulloblastoma require a multi-disciplinary team approach involving but not limited to neuro-radiology, neurosurgery; neuropathology, molecular biology, radiation oncology, pediatric medical oncology and rehabilitative services for optimizing outcomes...
March 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249297/cerebrospinal-fluid-shunting-complications-in-children
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Brian W Hanak, Robert H Bonow, Carolyn A Harris, Samuel R Browd
Although cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt placement is the most common procedure performed by pediatric neurosurgeons, shunts remain among the most failure-prone life-sustaining medical devices implanted in modern medical practice. This article provides an overview of the mechanisms of CSF shunt failure for the 3 most commonly employed definitive CSF shunts in the practice of pediatric neurosurgery: ventriculoperitoneal, ventriculopleural, and ventriculoatrial. The text has been partitioned into the broad modes of shunt failure: obstruction, infection, mechanical shunt failure, overdrainage, and distal catheter site-specific failures...
March 2, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237005/pediatric-epilepsy-neurology-functional-imaging-and-neurosurgery
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James M Mountz, Christina M Patterson, Mandeep S Tamber
In this chapter we provide a comprehensive review of the current role that functional imaging can have in the care of the pediatric epilepsy patient from the perspective of the epilepsy neurologist and the epilepsy neurosurgeon. In the neurology section, the diagnosis and classification of epilepsy adapted by the International League Against Epilepsy as well as the etiology and incidence of the disease is presented. The neuroimaging section describes how advanced nuclear medicine imaging methods can be synergized to provide a maximum opportunity to localize an epileptogenic focus...
March 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186476/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infection-following-nonshunt-pediatric-neurosurgery-a-review-of-9296-procedures-from-a-national-database-and-comparison-with-a-single-center-experience
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Brandon A Sherrod, Anastasia A Arynchyna, James M Johnston, Curtis J Rozzelle, Jeffrey P Blount, W Jerry Oakes, Brandon G Rocque
OBJECTIVE Surgical site infection (SSI) following CSF shunt operations has been well studied, yet risk factors for nonshunt pediatric neurosurgery are less well understood. The purpose of this study was to determine SSI rates and risk factors following nonshunt pediatric neurosurgery using a nationwide patient cohort and an institutional data set specifically for better understanding SSI. METHODS The authors reviewed the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (ACS NSQIP-P) database for the years 2012-2014, including all neurosurgical procedures performed on pediatric patients except CSF shunts and hematoma evacuations...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186474/morbidity-associated-with-30-day-surgical-site-infection-following-nonshunt-pediatric-neurosurgery
#8
Brandon A Sherrod, Brandon G Rocque
OBJECTIVE Morbidity associated with surgical site infection (SSI) following nonshunt pediatric neurosurgical procedures is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to analyze acute morbidity and mortality associated with SSI after nonshunt pediatric neurosurgery using a nationwide cohort. METHODS The authors reviewed data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (NSQIP-P) 2012-2014 database, including all neurosurgical procedures performed on pediatric patients...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163504/main-neurosurgical-pathologies-in-benin-republic
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Hugues Jean Thierry Gandaho, Madougou Soumaila, Isaac Hoinsou-Hans, Gautier M M Djrolo, Audrey A S Zevounou, Amos O Adeleye
BACKGROUND: Benin republic is a very low-income French-speaking country in West Africa The development of Neurosurgery in the Republic of Benin took off with the arrival of the first Beninese neurosurgeons in the year 2003. AIMS: This study aims to evaluate patients' attendance in a public neurosurgical center, and appreciate populations' affordability to a new specialty. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: In the year 2004, the Benin Armed Forces established the first Department of Neurosurgery in the Nation's Military Teaching Hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128706/standardizing-preoperative-preparation-to-reduce-surgical-site-infections-among-pediatric-neurosurgical-patients
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Joshua K Schaffzin, Katherine Simon, Beverly L Connelly, Francesco T Mangano
OBJECTIVE Surgical site infections (SSIs) are costly to patients and the health care system. Pediatric neurosurgery SSI risk factors are not well defined. Intraoperative protocols have reduced, but have not eliminated, SSIs. The effect of preoperative intervention is unknown. Using quality improvement methods, a preoperative SSI prevention protocol for pediatric neurosurgical patients was implemented to assess its effect on SSI rate. METHODS Patients who underwent a scheduled neurosurgical procedure between January 2014 and December 2015 were included...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128705/assessing-residents-operative-skills-for-external-ventricular-drain-placement-and-shunt-surgery-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Guillermo Aldave, Daniel Hansen, Valentina Briceño, Thomas G Luerssen, Andrew Jea
OBJECTIVE The authors previously demonstrated the use of a validated Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) tool for evaluating residents' operative skills in pediatric neurosurgery. However, no benchmarks have been established for specific pediatric procedures despite an increased need for meaningful assessments that can either allow for early intervention for underperforming trainees or allow for proficient residents to progress to conducting operations independently with more passive supervision...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121066/family-estimates-of-risk-for-neurocognitive-late-effects-following-pediatric-cancer-from-diagnosis-through-the-first-three-years-of-survivorship
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Emily L Shultz, Vicky Lehmann, Joseph R Rausch, Madelaine C Keim, Adrien M Winning, Randal S Olshefski, Kathryn A Vannatta, Bruce E Compas, Cynthia A Gerhardt
BACKGROUND: Families often express a need for additional information about neurocognitive late effects (NCLE) after a pediatric cancer diagnosis. Therefore, we examined: (i) differences in parent, child, and oncologist estimates of risk for NCLE; (ii) whether the estimates of parents and/or children change over time; and (iii) whether estimates are different for children treated with central nervous system (CNS) directed therapies. PROCEDURE: Mothers, fathers, and children (initial age: 5-17, self-report: >10) from 258 families reported their perceived likelihood of the child developing "thinking/learning problems" on a visual analog scale (0-100%) at 2 months (T1), 1 year (T2), and 3 years (T3) following cancer diagnosis/relapse...
January 25, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119992/development-and-feasibility-of-a-real-time-clinical-decision-support-system-for-traumatic-brain-injury-anesthesia-care
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Taniga Kiatchai, Ashley A Colletti, Vivian H Lyons, Rosemary M Grant, Monica S Vavilala, Bala G Nair
BACKGROUND: Real-time clinical decision support (CDS) integrated with anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) can generate point of care reminders to improve quality of care. OBJECTIVE: To develop, implement and evaluate a real-time clinical decision support system for anesthetic management of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients undergoing urgent neurosurgery. METHODS: We iteratively developed a CDS system for pediatric TBI patients undergoing urgent neurosurgery...
January 25, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059679/perioperative-outcomes-for-pediatric-neurosurgical-procedures-analysis-of-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-pediatrics
#14
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...
March 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028451/diagnostic-and-clinical-management-of-skull-fractures-in-children
#15
Christoph Arneitz, Maria Sinzig, Günter Fasching
OBJECTIVE: The indications of routine skull X-rays after mild head trauma are still in discussion, and the clinical management of a child with a skull fracture remains controversial. The aim of our retrospective study was to evaluate our diagnostic and clinical management of children with skull fractures following minor head trauma. METHODS: We worked up the medical history of all consecutive patients with a skull fracture treated in our hospital from January 2009 to October 2014 and investigated all skull X-rays in our hospital during this period...
2016: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025426/life-and-medical-ethics-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
#16
Mami Yamasaki
Ethical issues in the field of pediatric neurosurgery, including prenatal diagnosis, palliative care for children with an intractable serious disease, and medical neglect, are discussed. An important role of medicine is to offer every possible treatment to a patient. However, it also is the responsibility of medicine to be conscious of its limitations, and to help parents love and respect a child who suffers from an incurable disease. When dealing with cases of medical neglect and palliative care for an incurable disease, it is critical to diagnose the child's condition accurately and evaluate the outcome...
December 26, 2016: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004329/validation-of-the-glycemic-stress-index-in-pediatric-neurosurgical-intensive-care
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Marco Piastra, Alessandro Pizza, Federica Tosi, Sonia Mensi, Luca Massimi, Andrea De Bellis, Daniele G Biasucci, Ersilia Luca, Giorgio Conti, Daniele De Luca
BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested that both the degree and the duration of hyperglycemia are independent risk factors for adverse outcome both in pediatric anesthesia and in critically ill children. In a recent paper, we combined intraoperative glycemic variations and length of surgery creating a metabolic glucose-related stress index called "Glycemic Stress Index" (GSI). AIM: To validate GSI for predicting PICU stay in a population of children undergoing different major neurosurgical procedures...
December 21, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979598/how-successful-is-the-transition-to-adult-urology-care-in-spina-bifida-a-single-center-7-year-experience
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Konrad M Szymanski, Mark P Cain, Thomas J Hardacker, Rosalia Misseri
INTRODUCTION: Rates of successful transition from adolescent to adult spina bifida (SB) care are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess rates and predictors of successful transition from a multidisciplinary SB clinic to a transitional urology clinic (TUC), or a pediatric or adult urologist. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed patients discharged from a multidisciplinary SB clinic (2006-2012), collecting demographic and clinical data...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926912/cranioplasty-after-craniectomy-in-a-pediatric-population-single-center-experience-from-a-developing-country
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Muhammad Waqas, Badar Ujjan, Yousaf Bashir Hadi, Faizuddin Najmuddin, Altaf Ali Laghari, Swaleha Khalid, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Umar Farooq Bhatti
Cranioplasty is a frequently performed procedure in neurosurgery. The pediatric population for this procedure is distinct from the adult one because of the growing skulls and thinner bones of the calvarium. A paucity of data on the outcomes of this procedure in the pediatric population has been identified repeatedly. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to investigate the outcomes in a pediatric population that underwent cranioplasty after craniectomy at our institute in a developing-world country. Our cohort showed no association of complication rate or cosmetic outcomes with the timing of cranioplasty, area of skull defect, type of implant used, or method of storage...
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919406/pediatric-surgical-readmissions-are-they-truly-preventable
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Erin G Brown, Jamie E Anderson, Debra Burgess, Richard J Bold, Diana L Farmer
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Reimbursement penalties for excess hospital readmissions have begun for the pediatric population. Therefore, research determining incidence and predictors is critical. METHODS: A retrospective review of University HealthSystem Consortium database (N=258 hospitals; 2,723,621 patients) for pediatric patients (age 0-17years) hospitalized from 9/2011 to 3/2015 was performed. Outcome measures were 7-, 14-, and 30-day readmission rates. Hospital and patient characteristics were evaluated to identify predictors of readmission...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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