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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219470/comparing-external-ventricular-drains-related-ventriculitis-surveillance-definitions
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Maria M Reyes, Satish Munigala, Emily L Church, Tobias B Kulik, Salah G Keyrouz, Gregory J Zipfel, David K Warren
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the agreement between the current National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) definition for ventriculitis and others found in the literature among patients with an external ventricular drain (EVD) DESIGN Retrospective cohort study from January 2009 to December 2014 SETTING Neurology and neurosurgery intensive care unit of a large tertiary-care center PATIENTS Patients with an EVD were included. Patients with an infection prior to EVD placement or a permanent ventricular shunt were excluded...
February 21, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203777/2017-infectious-diseases-society-of-america-s-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-healthcare-associated-ventriculitis-and-meningitis
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Allan R Tunkel, Rodrigo Hasbun, Adarsh Bhimraj, Karin Byers, Sheldon L Kaplan, W Michael Scheld, Diederik van de Beek, Thomas P Bleck, Hugh J L Garton, Joseph R Zunt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187809/management-of-bacterial-central-nervous-system-infections
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M C Brouwer, D van de Beek
Bacterial infections of the central nervous system present as a medical emergency, thus requiring rapid diagnosis and immediate treatment. The most prevalent bacterial infections seen in the intensive care unit can be summarized as acute bacterial meningitis, subdural empyema, intracerebral abscess, and ventriculitis, which all commonly involve the brain parenchyma. The infections can either be community-acquired or hospital-acquired, e.g., after neurosurgical intervention, as a complication of severe neurotrauma or related to indwelling cerebrospinal fluid drains...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
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
#5
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/28184993/pathogenic-implications-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-barrier-pathology-in-neuromyelitis-optica
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Yong Guo, Stephen D Weigand, Bogdan F Popescu, Vanda A Lennon, Joseph E Parisi, Sean J Pittock, Natalie E Parks, Stacey L Clardy, Charles L Howe, Claudia F Lucchinetti
Pathogenic autoantibodies associated with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) induce disease by targeting aquaporin-4 (AQP4) water channels enriched on astrocytic endfeet at blood-brain interfaces. AQP4 is also expressed at cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-brain interfaces, such as the pial glia limitans and the ependyma and at the choroid plexus blood-CSF barrier. However, little is known regarding pathology at these sites in NMO. Therefore, we evaluated AQP4 expression, microglial reactivity, and complement deposition at pial and ependymal surfaces and in the fourth ventricle choroid plexus in 23 autopsy cases with clinically and/or pathologically confirmed NMO or NMO spectrum disorder...
February 9, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108855/causes-of-poor-outcome-in-patients-admitted-with-good-grade-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
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Vladimír Beneš, Lubomír Jurák, Radim Brabec, Nina Nechanická, Miroslav Šercl, Ladislav Endrych, Pavel Buchvald, Petr Suchomel
BACKGROUND: Surgical risk in patients with unruptured aneurysms is well known. The relative impact of surgery and natural history of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) on patients in good clinical condition (World Federation of Neurological Surgeons [WFNS] grades 1 and 2) is less well quantified. The aim of this study was to determine causes of poor outcome in patients admitted in good grade SAH. METHODS: A retrospective study of prospectively collected data among WFNS-1 and -2 patients: demographics, SAH and aneurysm-related data, surgical complications and outcome as assesed by the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS)...
March 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051982/single-neurosurgeon-operative-experience-at-craig-joint-theater-hospital-during-the-afghanistan-surge-november-2010-to-april-2011-part-ii-humanitarian-cases
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John Joseph Steele
BACKGROUND: The Afghanistan Surge saw NATO troops working with their Afghan partners to remove Taliban governance and replace it with a more democratic model. As part of this endeavor, medical support for both trauma and humanitarian cases was needed. OBJECTIVE: Identify and discuss disease trends to better prepare for future combat medical treatments. METHODS: Retrospective review of operative experience from a neurosurgeon from November 2010 to April 2011...
January 2017: Military Medicine
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/28041618/pyogenic-ventriculitis-and-ventricular-empyema-associated-with-staphylococcus-pseudintermedius-in-a-puppy
#10
S A Headley, L G Pretto-Giordano, D F Nóbrega, C S Altrão, L A Villas-Boas, A A Alfieri, A P F R L Bracarense
A 40-day-old male, blue heeler puppy with hindlimb ataxia, nystagmus, apathy, motor incoordination and hyperaesthesia of the forelimbs died 3 days after the onset of clinical signs. Significant gross findings included cerebellar herniation, cerebral oedema and dilation of the third and right lateral cerebral ventricles due to the accumulation of a purulent exudate. Histopathological examination revealed pyogenic ventriculitis and purulent meningoencephalitis. Pure colonies of a coagulase-positive Staphylococcus were isolated from the purulent cerebral exudate...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024977/external-ventricular-drain-related-infection-in-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Samir Cezimbra Dos Santos, Telmo Tiburcio Fortes Lima, Luciano Werle Lunardi, Marco Antonio Stefani
OBJECTIVE: To analyze infection rates in a series of patients with spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage who underwent surgical external ventricular drain (EVD) placement. METHODS: This prospective study included patients who required EVD for spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage at the Neurosurgery Department of Hospital Cristo Redentor (HCR), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Overall, 94 consecutive patients were included. RESULTS: The mean duration of EVD use was 7 days...
December 23, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013184/variables-determining-mortality-in-patients-with-acinetobacter-baumannii-meningitis-ventriculitis-treated-with-intrathecal-colistin
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Bahadır Ceylan, Ferhat Arslan, Oguz Resat Sipahi, Mustafa Sunbul, Bahar Ormen, İsmail N Hakyemez, Tuba Turunc, Yeşim Yıldız, Hasan Karsen, Gul Karagoz, Recep Tekin, Burcu Hizarci, Vedat Turhan, Sebnem Senol, Nefise Oztoprak, Mesut Yılmaz, Kevser Ozdemir, Sinan Mermer, Omer F Kokoglu, Ali Mert
AIM: To examine the variables associated with mortality in patients with Acinetobacter baumannii-related central nervous system infections treated with intrathecal colistin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multi-centre retrospective case control study included patients from 11 centres in Turkey, as well as cases found during a literature review. Only patients with CNS infections caused by multidrug-resistant or extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii treated with intrathecal colistin were included in this study...
February 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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/28004332/clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-for-the-diagnosis-of-bacterial-ventriculitis-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#14
J Hoogmoed, D van de Beek, B A Coert, J Horn, W P Vandertop, D Verbaan
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of nosocomial bacterial ventriculitis in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) can be challenging. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study on the diagnostic accuracy of clinical and laboratory characteristics for the diagnosis of bacterial ventriculitis in 209 consecutive patients with an aneurysmal SAH admitted in a tertiary referral center from 2008 to 2010. Diagnostic value of clinical characteristics and inflammatory indexes in CSF and blood were determined for three diagnostic categories: (1) no suspicion for bacterial ventriculitis; (2) clinical suspicion for bacterial ventriculitis, defined as initiation of empirical antibiotic treatment for ventriculitis, but negative CSF cultures; and (3) CSF culture-positive bacterial ventriculitis...
December 21, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989973/management-of-pyogenic-cerebral-ventriculitis-by-neuroendoscopic-surgery
#15
Fei Wang, Xiao-Yan Yao, Zhi-Rong Zou, Hua-Lin Yu, Tao Sun
BACKGROUND: Pyogenic cerebral ventriculitis is a debilitating form of intracranial infection with an unfavorable outcome due to lack of experience in surgical management. OBJECTIVE: To study retrospectively a group of pyogenic cerebral ventriculitis patients managed by neuroendoscopic surgery (NES). METHODS: The standard intraventricular protocols of NES to treat this disease included 1 or more of the following: (1) to obliterate debris, (2) to observe evidence of microbial infection, (3) to perform septomy, (4) to incise the septation, or (5) to monitor catheter insertion...
October 27, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955815/salmonella-meningitis-associated-with-monocyte-infiltration-in-mice
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Timothy J Bauler, Tregei Starr, Toni A Nagy, Sushmita Sridhar, Dana Scott, Clayton W Winkler, Olivia Steele-Mortimer, Corrella S Detweiler, Karin E Peterson
In the current study, we examined the ability of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to infect the central nervous system and cause meningitis following the natural route of infection in mice. C57BL/6J mice are extremely susceptible to systemic infection by Salmonella Typhimurium because of loss-of-function mutations in Nramp1 (SLC11A1), a phagosomal membrane protein that controls iron export from vacuoles and inhibits Salmonella growth in macrophages. Therefore, we assessed the ability of Salmonella to disseminate to the central nervous system (CNS) after oral infection in C57BL/6J mice expressing either wild-type (resistant) or mutant (susceptible) alleles of Nramp1...
January 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931942/interleukin-6-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-as-biomarker-for-onset-of-vasospasm-and-ventriculitis-after-severe-subarachnoidal-hemorrhage
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Markus Lenski, Volker Huge, Josef Briegel, Jörg-Christian Tonn, Christian Schichor, Niklas Thon
OBJECTIVE: Study aim was to investigate the diagnostic potential of Interleukin-6(IL-6) and other soluble biomarkers in serum and cerebrospinal fluid(CSF) for early diagnosis of cerebral vasospasm (cVSSAH) and external ventricular drainage (EVD) associated ventriculitis (VCSAH) and to separate these conditions from aneurysmal subarachnoidal hemorrhage (aSAH) without further complication (SAH(w/o/c)). METHODS: The concentrations of serum biomarkers and markers in the CSF were collected in 63 consecutive patients with aSAH and EVD...
December 5, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867829/intrathecal-intraventricular-linezolid-in-multidrug-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-ventriculitis
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Brian F Lich, Andrew K Conner, Joshua D Burks, Chad A Glenn, Michael E Sughrue
Background The use of intrathecal antibiotic therapy for the treatment of ventriculitis and/or meningitis has demonstrated efficacy especially when sterilization of the cerebrospinal fluid is not possible with intravenous antibiotics alone. Case Description We describe the successful treatment of Enterococcus faecalis ventriculitis utilizing intrathecal linezolid in a 32-year-old female patient with severe allergy to vancomycin, prohibitive bacterial susceptibilities, and failure of previous attempts to sterilize the cerebrospinal fluid despite multimodal treatment...
October 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856824/all-trans-retinoic-acid-augments-the-histopathological-outcome-of-neuroinflammation-and-neurodegeneration-in-lupus-prone-mrl-lpr-mice
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Michelle H Theus, Joshua B Sparks, Xiaofeng Liao, Jingjing Ren, Xin M Luo
Recently, we demonstrated that treatment with all- trans-retinoic acid (tRA) induced a paradoxical effect on immune activation during the development of autoimmune lupus. Here, we further describe its negative effects on mediating neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. Female MRL/lpr mice were orally administered tRA or VARA (retinol mixed with 10% tRA) from 6 to 14 weeks of age. Both treatments had a significant effect on brain weight, which correlated with histopathological evidence of focal astrogliosis, meningitis, and ventriculitis...
February 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851453/1818-intracranial-hemorrhage-with-hypertriglyceridemia-mimicking-empyema-and-ventriculitis
#20
Bryan Gough, Diana Greene-Chandos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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