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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027589/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-severe-neurosurgical-patients-with-pyogenic-ventriculitis-caused-by-gram-negative-bacteria
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Feng Shang, Yueqiao Xu, Ning Wang, Weitao Cheng, Wenjin Chen, Wanru Duan
The aim of the study is to explore the experiences in diagnosis and treatment of severe neurosurgical patients with pyogenic ventriculitis caused by gram-negative bacteria (G(-)). Nineteen patients with pyogenic ventriculitis were reviewed for their treatment. The bacterial testing results of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the clinical intervention, and the patients' prognosis were evaluated. The bacterial smears of ventricular drainage from all the cases were G(-) bacteria. Head CT and MRI scans confirmed that they were intraventricular empyema...
October 13, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026662/intrathecal-and-intraventricular-antibiotics-for-postoperative-gram-negative-meningitis-and-ventriculitis
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Saad Akhtar Khan, Muhammad Waqas, Usman T Siddiqui, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Karim Rizwan Nathani, Rashid Jooma, Faisal Mehmood
BACKGROUND: Postoperative meningitis is a growing cause of concern, especially with the evolution of multidrug-resistant organism. The authors evaluate the use of intraventricular/intrathecal (IVT/IT) antibiotics for postoperative gram-negative meningitis in patients whom intravenous antibiotics were ineffective. METHODS: Medical records were retrospectively reviewed and neurosurgery patients with gram-negative postoperative infection meningitis/ventriculitis were enrolled in the study...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017241/vancomycin-minimum-inhibitory-concentration-is-not-a-substitute-for-clinical-judgment-response-to-healthcare-associated-ventriculitis-and-meningitis
#3
Ashley Marx, Lindsay Daniels, Melissa B Miller, David J Weber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988704/fungal-infections-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-small-animals-clinical-features-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
R Timothy Bentley, Amanda R Taylor, Stephanie A Thomovsky
Small animal mycoses vary geographically. Different clinical presentations are seen in animals with infection of the central nervous system (CNS), including multifocal meningoencephalomyelitis, intracranial lesions that accompany sinonasal lesions, rapidly progressive ventriculitis, or solitary granuloma of the brain or spinal cord. Systemic, nasal, or extraneural clinical signs are common but, especially in granuloma cases, do not always occur. Surgery may have a diagnostic and therapeutic role in CNS granuloma...
October 5, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975609/healthcare-associated-meningitis-or-ventriculitis-in-older-adults
#5
Chanunya Srihawan, Onaizah Habib, Lucrecia Salazar, Rodrigo Hasbun
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Healthcare-associated meningitis or ventriculitis (HCAMV) is a serious and life-threatening complication of invasive neurosurgical procedures or penetrating head trauma. Older adults are at higher risk of adverse outcomes in community-acquired meningitis but studies of HCAMV are lacking. Therefore, we perform the study to define the differences in clinical outcomes between older and younger adults with HCAMV. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: A large tertiary care hospital in Houston, Texas, from July 2003 to November 2014...
October 4, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962814/nosocomial-infections-in-the-neurointensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Katharina Maria Busl
Infectious complications in the neurointensive care unit (neuro-ICU) are common, including pneumonia, urinary tract infection, bloodstream infection, and intracranial infection. The neuro-ICU population poses a specific challenge in the diagnosis of infections, because of the high incidence of fever in acutely brain-injured patients. Furthermore, susceptibility to infections is likely enhanced by brain-injury (induced immune modulation). This article reviews the concept of brain injury-induced immune modulation, and summarizes available data and knowledge on nosocomial meningitis and ventriculitis, and systemic infectious complications in patients with traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and status epilepticus...
November 2017: Neurologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929378/external-ventricular-drains-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-is-less-more
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David Y Chung, Stephan A Mayer, Guy A Rordorf
External ventricular drains (EVD) are essential in the early management of hydrocephalus and elevated intracranial pressure after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Once in place, management of the EVD is thought to influence long-term patient outcomes, rates of ventriculitis, incidence of delayed cerebral ischemia, need for a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, and intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital length of stay. The available evidence supports adopting early clamp trials and intermittent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage...
September 19, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906373/predictive-value-of-insufficient-contrast-medium-filling-in-pulmonary-veins-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#8
Hong Zhang, Yanhe Ma, Zhenchun Song, Jun Lv, Yapeng Yang
This study is to investigate the predictive value of insufficient contrast medium filling (ICMF) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE).A total of 108 PE patients were enrolled and divided into group A and group B according to the presence of ICMF. PE index and ventricul araxial lengths were measured. Heart cavity volumes were examined and right ventricle (RV) to left ventricle (LV) diameter ratio (RV/LV(d)) and volume ratio (RV/LV(V)) and right atrium (RA) to left atrium (LA) volume ratio (RA/LA(V)) were calculated and compared...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905331/antibiotic-distribution-into-cerebrospinal-fluid-can-dosing-safely-account-for-drug-and-disease-factors-in-the-treatment-of-ventriculostomy-associated-infections
#9
Nilesh Kumta, Jason A Roberts, Jeffrey Lipman, Menino Osbert Cotta
Ventriculostomy-associated infections, or ventriculitis, in critically ill patients are associated with considerable morbidity. Efficacious antibiotic dosing for the treatment of these infections may be complicated by altered antibiotic concentrations in the cerebrospinal fluid due to variable meningeal inflammation and antibiotic properties. Therefore, doses used to treat infections with a higher degree of meningeal inflammation (such as meningitis) may often fail to achieve equivalent exposures in patients with ventriculostomy-associated infections such as ventriculitis...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854996/comparison-of-rates-of-drain-related-ventriculitis-according-to-definitions-used
#10
Hilary Humphreys, Peter J Jenks, Jennie Wilson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844168/effects-of-heart-rate-reduction-with-ivabradine-on-the-international-%C3%A4-ndex-of-erectile-function-iief-5-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Kadir Uğur Mert, Muhammet Dural, Gurbet Özge Mert, Kemal Iskenderov, Ata Özen
INTRODUCTION: The presence of concomitant erectile dysfunction (ED) with heart failure (HF) is not surprising, because endothelial dysfunction is pathophysiologic signature of both ED and HF. ED significantly and adversely affects quality of life in patients with HF. It was demonstrated that ivabradine treatment can improve endothelial function and ED in experimental models. In this study, we aimed to determine the effect of ivabradine treatment on ED in patients with HF via International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) questionaire...
August 26, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799113/angles-between-the-aortic-root-and-the-left-ventricle-assessed-by-mdct-are-associated-with-the-risk-of-aortic-regurgitation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Vincent Roule, Alexandre Placente, Rémi Sabatier, Mathieu Bignon, Vladimir Saplacan, Calin Ivascau, Paul Milliez, Farzin Beygui
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of the angles quantified by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) between the ascending aorta's long axis and, the left ventricular inflow long axis (LVLA), or the left ventricule outflow tract long axis, and the occurrence of post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) aortic regurgitation (AR). METHODS: We prospectively included 136 consecutive patients who underwent a transfemoral TAVR with a preoperative MDCT. The groups were defined according to AR <2 or ≥2 assessed by echocardiography at 1 month...
August 10, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781914/will-clinical-parameters-reliably-predict-external-ventricular-drain-associated-ventriculitis-is-frequent-routine-cerebrospinal-fluid-surveillance-necessary
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Omid Hariri, Saman Farr, Shokry Lawandy, Bailey Zampella, Dan Miulli, Javed Siddiqi
BACKGROUND: The placement of an external ventricular drain (EVD) for monitoring and treatment of increased intracranial pressure is not without risk, particularly for the development of associated ventriculitis. The goal of this study was to investigate whether changes in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), serum, or clinical parameters are correlated with the development of ventriculitis before it occurs, allowing for the determination of optimal timing of CSF collection. METHODS: An observational retrospective study was conducted between January 2006 and May 2012...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749123/-infectious-complications-related-to-external-ventricular-shunt-incidence-and-risk-factors
#14
L López-Amor, L Viña, L Martín, C Calleja, R Rodríguez-García, I Astola, L Forcelledo, L Álvarez-García, C Díaz-Gómez, J Fernández-Domínguez, F Vázquez, D Escudero
OBJECTIVE: Infectious complications related to external ventricular shunt (ICREVS) are a main problem in neurocritical intensive care units (ICU). The aim of the review is to assess the incidence of ICREVS and to analyse factors involved. METHODS: Retrospective analysis, adult polyvalent ICU in a third level reference hospital. Patients carrying external ventricular shunt (DVE) were included. Those patients with central nervous system infection diagnosed prior DVE placement were excluded...
July 25, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732418/expanding-horizon-of-neuroendoscopic-procedure-from-endoscopic-assisted-tumor-resection-vascular-surgery-and-management-of-hydrocephalus-to-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-management-of-pyogenic-ventriculitis
#15
LETTER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716164/collagen-matrix-as-an-inlay-in-endoscopic-skull-base-reconstruction
#16
G M Oakley, J M Christensen, M Winder, B P Jonker, A Davidson, T Steel, C Teo, R J Harvey
BACKGROUND: Multi-layer reconstruction has become standard in endoscopic skull base surgery. The inlay component used can vary among autografts, allografts, xenografts and synthetics, primarily based on surgeon preference. The short- and long-term outcomes of collagen matrix in skull base reconstruction are described. METHODS: A case series of patients who underwent endoscopic skull base reconstruction with collagen matrix inlay were assessed. Immediate peri-operative outcomes (cerebrospinal fluid leak, meningitis, ventriculitis, intracranial bleeding, epistaxis, seizures) and delayed complications (delayed healing, meningoencephalocele, prolapse of reconstruction, delayed cerebrospinal fluid leak, ascending meningitis) were examined...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713628/outcomes-of-post-neurosurgical-ventriculostomy-associated-infections
#17
Muhammad E Bari, Ghani Haider, Komail Malik, Muhammad Waqas, Syed F Mahmood, Mubbashira Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Ventriculostomy-associated infection (VAI) is a major concern to physicians. Limited studies have looked at the outcomes of external ventricular drain (EVD) infection and predictors of unfavorable outcomes. In this study, we assessed the outcomes of EVD infection and predictors of unfavorable outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective medical chart review, conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital. All the patients irrespective of age and gender, fulfilling the diagnostic criteria of VAI were included...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690753/-fourth-ventricule-epidermoid-cyst-about-a-case
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Abderrazzak El Saqui, Mohamed Aggouri, Mohamed Benzagmout, Khalid Chakour, Mohamed El Faiz Chaoui
Epidermoid cysts are rare benign tumors developed by ectodermic inclusions. They are usually located at the level of the pontocerebellar angle, the parasellar region and the temporal fossa. They exceptionally develop at the level of the fourth ventricle We report the case of a 47-year old woman admitted for intracranial hypertension syndrome associated with walking disorders. The diagnosis of fourth ventricle epidermoid cyst was evoked based on diffusion MRI data then confirmed intraoperatively and by histologic examination...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660168/spontaneous-intraventricular-rupture-of-a-craniopharyngioma-cyst-a-case-report
#19
Kunal Vakharia, Ioannis Dimitrios Siasios, Alexander B Dorsch, Jody Leonardo
Intraventricular rupture of craniopharyngioma cysts is an unusual event which is associated with a high risk of loculated or communicating hydrocephalus. A 75-year-old woman presented at the Emergency Department of our hospital with mental status deterioration due to chemical ventriculitis and acute hydrocephalus following the intraventricular rupture of a craniopharyngioma cyst. The patient was treated with stress-dose steroid therapy. In addition, she underwent placement of an external ventricular drain and endoscopy-assisted intra-cystic placement of an Ommaya reservoir for the aspiration of the cystic fluid...
April 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567585/core-curriculum-illustration-ventriculitis-as-a-complication-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-induced-rectal-perforation
#20
Barbara Pawley, Sibi Rajendran
This is the 35th installment of a series that will highlight one case per publication issue from the bank of cases available online as part of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) educational resources. Our goal is to generate more interest in and use of our online materials. To view more cases online, please visit the ASER Core Curriculum and Recommendations for Study online at: http://www.aseronline.org/curriculum/toc.htm .
May 31, 2017: Emergency Radiology
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