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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706112/ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-infections-and-re-infections-in-children-a-multicentre-retrospective-study
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Nurhayat Yakut, Ahmet Soysal, Eda Kepenekli Kadayifci, Nazan Dalgic, Dilek Yılmaz Ciftdogan, Ayse Karaaslan, Gulsen Akkoc, Sevliya Ocal Demir, Eren Cagan, Ezgi Celikboya, Ali Kanik, Adnan Dagcinar, Adem Yilmaz, Fusun Ozer, Mahmut Camlar, Ozden Turel, Mustafa Bakir
PURPOSE: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is the most common treatment modality for hydrocephalus. However, VPS infection is a common and serious complication with high rates of mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to investigate causative agents and the management of VPS infections and to identify risk factors for re-infection in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective, multicentre study on patients with VPS infection at paediatric and neurosurgery departments in four tertiary medical centres in Turkey between January 2011 and September 2014...
April 28, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692907/screening-of-nasal-carriage-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-during-admission-of-patients-to-frantz-fanon-hospital-blida-algeria
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Mohamed Amine Ouidri
A study was performed of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains isolated from nasal preoperative samples. Of 663 samples assessed, staphylococcus was detected in 143 (21.57%). The disc diffusion method (cefoxitin 30 μg), a screening test (oxacillin 6 μg/mL) and a search for Protein Binding Additional Penicillin 2 (PLP2a) allowed the detection and confirmation of resistance to methicillin for 36 strains, a rate of 5.43% of the total population studied. Eight MRSA carriers received care in the trauma service, 14 in cardiology, five in ear, nose and throat, four in neurosurgery and paediatrics, and one in SCI...
May 2018: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579354/penetrating-head-injuries-in-children-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-in-australia-and-new-zealand-a-predict-prospective-study
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Franz E Babl, Mark D Lyttle, Silvia Bressan, Meredith L Borland, Natalie Phillips, Amit Kochar, Sarah Dalton, John A Cheek, Yuri Gilhotra, Jeremy Furyk, Jocelyn Neutze, Susan Donath, Stephen Hearps, Marta Arpone, Louise Crowe, Stuart R Dalziel, Ruth Barker, Ed Oakley
AIM: Penetrating head injuries (pHIs) are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Data on pHIs in children outside North America are limited. We describe the mechanism of injuries, neuroimaging findings, neurosurgery and mortality for pHIs in Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: This was a planned secondary analysis of a prospective observational study of children <18 years who presented with a head injury of any severity at any of 10 predominantly paediatric Australian/New Zealand emergency departments (EDs) between 2011 and 2014...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531882/creating-a-student-centered-learning-environment-implementation-of-problem-based-learning-to-teach-microbiology-to-undergraduate-medical-students
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Venkataramana Kandi, Parimala Reddy Basireddy
Introduction Medical education involves training necessary to become a physician or a surgeon. This includes various levels of training like undergraduate, internship, and postgraduate training. Medical education can be quite complex, since it involves training in pre-clinical subjects (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry), the para-clinical subjects (microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and forensic medicine), and a discrete group of clinical subjects that include general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ear, nose and throat specialization, paediatrics, cardiology, pulmonology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and orthopaedics, and many other clinical specializations and super specialities (cardio-thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, etc...
January 5, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510446/neurological-injuries-from-skateboards-in-paediatric-and-adolescent-populations-injury-types-and-severity
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Norman Ma, Sarah Mills, Craig McBride, Roy Kimble, Michael Redmond
BACKGROUND: Skateboarding is a popular recreation among children and adolescents. Injuries that result in presentation to emergency departments are varied including head injuries. The study aims to assess the type and severity of neurological damage to the brain and spine in children from injuries incurred while using a skateboard. METHODS: After obtaining Ethics approval, a retrospective case review was performed of all admissions to all Brisbane, Australia public hospital neurosurgery departments of children 18 years and less who experienced injuries to the brain and spine for the years 2010-2014...
April 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341066/cerebral-near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-for-perioperative-monitoring-of-brain-oxygenation-in-children-and-adults
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Yun Yu, Kaiying Zhang, Ling Zhang, Huantao Zong, Lingzhong Meng, Ruquan Han
BACKGROUND: Various techniques have been employed for the early detection of perioperative cerebral ischaemia and hypoxia. Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is increasingly used in this clinical scenario to monitor brain oxygenation. However, it is unknown whether perioperative cerebral NIRS monitoring and the subsequent treatment strategies are of benefit to patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of perioperative cerebral NIRS monitoring and corresponding treatment strategies in adults and children, compared with blinded or no cerebral oxygenation monitoring, or cerebral oxygenation monitoring based on non-NIRS technologies, on the detection of cerebral oxygen desaturation events (CDEs), neurological outcomes, non-neurological outcomes and socioeconomic impact (including cost of hospitalization and length of hospital stay)...
January 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334510/comparing-peri-operative-complications-of-paediatric-and-adult-anaesthesia-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-81-267-cases
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Andrie C Westerkamp, A Fred de Geus, Bouwe Molenbuur, Peter Meyer, J K Götz Wietasch, Michel M R F Struys, Herman G D Hendriks
BACKGROUND: Comparisons of peri-operative complications associated with paediatric (≤16 years) and adult anaesthesia are poorly available, especially in which cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and neurosurgery are involved. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the nature and incidence of peri-operative complications that might be due to anaesthesia and to identify independent risk factors for complications in children and adults, including those undergoing cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and neurosurgery...
April 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115772/graphic-facilitation-as-a-novel-approach-to-practice-development
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Angela Leonard, Candice Bonaconsa, Lydia Ssenyonga, Minette Coetzee
The active participation of staff from the outset of any health service or practice improvement process ensures they are more likely to become engaged in the implementation phases that follow initial service analyses. Graphic facilitation is a way of getting participants to develop an understanding of complex systems and articulate solutions from within them. This article describes how a graphic facilitation process enabled the members of a multidisciplinary team at a specialist paediatric neurosurgery hospital in Uganda to understand how their system worked...
October 10, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922710/paediatric-mild-head-injury-is-routine-admission-to-a-tertiary-trauma-hospital-necessary
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Krishna Tallapragada, Ratna Soundarya Peddada, Mark Dexter
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that children with isolated linear skull fractures have excellent clinical outcomes and low risk of surgery. We wish to identify other injury patterns within the spectrum of paediatric mild head injury, which need only conservative management. Children with low risk of evolving neurosurgical lesions could be safely managed in primary hospitals. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed all children with mild head injury (i.e. admission Glasgow coma score 13-15) and skull fracture or haematoma on a head computed tomography scan admitted to Westmead Children's Hospital, Sydney over the years 2009-2014...
March 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821516/a-retrospective-review-of-paediatric-head-injuries-in-asia-a-pan-asian-trauma-outcomes-study-patos-collaboration
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Shu-Ling Chong, Uzma Rahim Khan, Indumathy Santhanam, Jun Seok Seo, Quan Wang, Sabariah Faizah Jamaluddin, Quoc Ai Hoang Trong, Su Yah Chew, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
OBJECTIVE: We aim to examine the mechanisms of head-injured children presenting to participating centres in the Pan Asian Trauma Outcomes Study (PATOS) and to evaluate the association between mechanism of injury and severe outcomes. DESIGN AND SETTING: We performed a retrospective review of medical records among emergency departments (EDs) of eight PATOS centres, from September 2014 - August 2015. PARTICIPANTS: We included children <16 years old who presented within 24 hours of head injury and were admitted for observation or required a computed tomography (CT) of the brain from the ED...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790151/frcs-first-pass-variance-deanery-and-specialty-contrariety
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Chris Brown, Tarig Abdelrahman, John Pollitt, Mark Holt, Wyn G Lewis
BACKGROUND: FRCS exit examination success may be interpreted as a surrogate marker for UK Deanery-related training quality. The aim of this study was to evaluate relative FRCS examination pass rates related to Deanery and Surgical Specialty. METHODS: Joint Committee on Surgical Training-published examination first attempt pass rates were scrutinised for type I higher surgical trainees and outcomes compared related to Deanery and Surgical Specialty. RESULTS: Of 9363 FRCS first attempts, 3974 were successful (42...
January 2018: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468670/the-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-cerebral-perfusion-and-oxygenation-in-healthy-piglets-with-normal-and-lowered-blood-pressure-anaesthetized-with-propofol-remifentanil-total-intravenous-anaesthesia
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Mai Louise Grandsgaard Mikkelsen, Rikard Ambrus, Rune Rasmussen, James Edward Miles, Helle Harding Poulsen, Finn Borgbjerg Moltke, Thomas Eriksen
BACKGROUND: During anaesthesia and surgery, in particular neurosurgery, preservation of cerebral perfusion and oxygenation (CPO) is essential for normal postoperative brain function. The isolated effects on CPO of either individual anaesthetic drugs or entire anaesthetic protocols are of importance in both clinical and research settings. Total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) with propofol and remifentanil is widely used in human neuroanaesthesia. In addition, dexmedetomidine is receiving increasing attention as an anaesthetic adjuvant in neurosurgical, intensive care, and paediatric patients...
May 3, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410792/accuracy-of-pecarn-catch-and-chalice-head-injury-decision-rules-in-children-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Franz E Babl, Meredith L Borland, Natalie Phillips, Amit Kochar, Sarah Dalton, Mary McCaskill, John A Cheek, Yuri Gilhotra, Jeremy Furyk, Jocelyn Neutze, Mark D Lyttle, Silvia Bressan, Susan Donath, Charlotte Molesworth, Kim Jachno, Brenton Ward, Amanda Williams, Amy Baylis, Louise Crowe, Ed Oakley, Stuart R Dalziel
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision rules can help to determine the need for CT imaging in children with head injuries. We aimed to validate three clinical decision rules (PECARN, CATCH, and CHALICE) in a large sample of children. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we included children and adolescents (aged <18 years) with head injuries of any severity who presented to the emergency departments of ten Australian and New Zealand hospitals. We assessed the diagnostic accuracy of PECARN (stratified into children aged <2 years and ≥2 years), CATCH, and CHALICE in predicting each rule-specific outcome measure (clinically important traumatic brain injury [TBI], need for neurological intervention, and clinically significant intracranial injury, respectively)...
June 17, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407334/time-to-cranial-computerised-tomography-for-acute-traumatic-brain-injury-in-paediatric-patients-effect-of-the-shorter-stays-in-emergency-departments-target-in-new-zealand
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Peter G Jones, Bridget Kool, Stuart Dalziel, Michael Shepherd, James Le Fevre, Alana Harper, Susan Wells, Joanna Stewart, Elana Curtis, Papaarangi Reid, Shanthi Ameratunga
AIM: Timely access to computerised tomography (CT) for acute traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) facilitates rapid diagnosis and surgical intervention. In 2009, New Zealand introduced a mandatory target for emergency department (ED) stay such that 95% of patients should leave ED within 6 h of arrival. This study investigated whether this target influenced the timeliness of cranial CT scanning in children who presented to ED with acute TBI. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a random sample of charts of children <15 years with acute TBI from 2006 to 2012...
July 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247111/prospective-review-of-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-in-a-paediatric-neurosurgical-unit
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REVIEW
Emer Campbell, Thomas Beez, Lorraine Todd
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to record the 30-day and inpatient morbidity and mortality in paediatric patients in a tertiary neuroscience centre over a 2-year period. The intentions were to establish the frequency of significant adverse events, review the current published rates of morbidity in paediatric neurosurgical patients and propose three clinical indicators for future comparison. METHODS: All deaths and adverse events were prospectively recorded from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015...
March 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208985/pattern-of-inpatient-dermatology-consultations-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-from-northern-india
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Abhilasha Williams, Anuradha Bhatia, Bimal Kanish, Paulina Rose Chaudhary, Clarence James Samuel
INTRODUCTION: The importance of dermatology inpatient consultation is of significant importance yet is not well documented. AIM: To retrospectively analyse the spectrum of dermatology inpatient consultations from the various departments and to document the most commonly occurring dermatological disorders from each speciality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was done in an 800 bedded premier teaching hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, North Western India...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822762/clinical-practice-audit-concerning-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-in-paediatric-neurosurgery-results-from-a-german-paediatric-oncology-unit
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Katja Weiss, Arne Simon, Norbert Graf, Jakob Schöpe, Joachim Oertel, Stefan Linsler
BACKGROUND: Perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis (PAP) has been identified as an important target for internal audits, concerning the judicious use of antibiotics. Paediatric oncology patients with brain tumours face an increased risk of surgical site infection (SSI) after neurosurgery and receive routine PAP in this setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients younger than 18 years admitted to the paediatric oncology centre (POC) with a neurosurgical intervention...
January 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778076/a-retrospective-one-year-estimation-of-the-volume-and-nature-of-surgical-and-anaesthetic-services-delivered-to-the-populations-of-the-fako-division-of-the-south-west-region-of-cameroon-an-urgent-call-for-action
#18
Alain Chichom-Mefire, Victor Mbome Njie, Vincent Verla, Julius Atashili
BACKGROUND: Surgery-related conditions account for the majority of admissions in primary referral hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa. The role of surgery in the reduction of global disease burden is well recognized, but there is a great qualitative and quantitative disparity in the delivery of surgical and anaesthetic services between countries. This study aims at estimating the nature and volume of surgery delivered in an entire administrative division of Cameroon. METHODS: In this retrospective survey conducted during the year 2013, we used a standard tool to analyse the infrastructure and human resources involved in the delivery of surgical and anaesthetic services in the Fako division in the south-west region of Cameroon...
March 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746701/regional-versus-general-anaesthesia-for-improved-cognitive-function-after-procedures-other-than-cardiac-surgery-or-neurosurgery-in-adult-and-paediatric-patients
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Michael H Andreae, Arthur Atchabahian, Aileen M McCrillis, Jerry Y Chao, Suzuko Suzuki, Shlomo Shinnar, Charles B Hall, Richard B Lipton
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: The objective of this review is to compare the effects of regional versus general anaesthesia on cognitive function after procedures other than cardiac surgery or neurosurgery in adult and in paediatric patients.
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687144/neonatal-post-haemorrhagic-hydrocephalus-in-the-uk-a-survey-of-current-practice
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Naveen Kumar, Wisam Al-Faiadh, Jignesh Tailor, Conor Mallucci, Chris Chandler, Sanj Bassi, Benedetta Pettorini, Bassel Zebian
OBJECTIVES: The management of neonatal post-haemorrhagic hydrocephalus (nPHH) varies considerably between centres and even between neurosurgeons in the same centre. We performed a nationwide survey to evaluate current practice in the UK and reviewed the evidence for each intervention. METHODS: An online semi-structured questionnaire was emailed to all units registered on the British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group Mailing List. The survey consisted of 18 questions designed to establish the status quo in the management of nPHH, including preferred temporising procedure, factors guiding the timing of intervention and willingness to participate in a prospective study...
September 30, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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