James M Drake

Summary

Affiliation: The Hospital for Sick Children
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Late rapid deterioration after endoscopic third ventriculostomy: additional cases and review of the literature
    James Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Neurosurg 105:118-26. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Consensus definitions of complications for accurate recording and comparisons of surgical outcomes in pediatric neurosurgery
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 10:89-95. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Prospective surveillance of complications in a pediatric neurosurgery unit
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 5:544-8. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Near-miss injection of an anesthetic agent into a cerebrospinal fluid external ventricular drain: special report
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Neurosurgery 56:E1161; discussion E1161. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring during complex spinal deformity cases in pediatric patients: methodology, utility, prognostication, and outcome
    James Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 555 University Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:523-44. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Endoscopic third ventriculostomy versus ventriculoperitoneal shunt in pediatric patients: a decision analysis
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:467-72. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The surgical management of pediatric hydrocephalus
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Neurosurgery 62:633-40; discussion 640-2. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Occult tethered cord syndrome: not an indication for surgery
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 104:305-8. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Predicting who will benefit from endoscopic third ventriculostomy compared with shunt insertion in childhood hydrocephalus using the ETV Success Score
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:310-5. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Endoscopic third ventriculostomy vs cerebrospinal fluid shunt in the treatment of hydrocephalus in children: a propensity score-adjusted analysis
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Room 1503, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8
    Neurosurgery 67:588-93. 2010

Detail Information

Publications74

  1. ncbi request reprint Late rapid deterioration after endoscopic third ventriculostomy: additional cases and review of the literature
    James Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Neurosurg 105:118-26. 2006
    ..Following the death at the University of Toronto of an additional patient who underwent surgery elsewhere, they canvassed pediatric neurosurgeons in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia for additional cases...
  2. ncbi request reprint Consensus definitions of complications for accurate recording and comparisons of surgical outcomes in pediatric neurosurgery
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 10:89-95. 2012
    ..Therefore, the Canadian Pediatric Neurosurgery Study Group created definitions of complications in pediatric neurosurgery with consensus among 13 Canadian pediatric neurosurgical centers...
  3. doi request reprint Prospective surveillance of complications in a pediatric neurosurgery unit
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 5:544-8. 2010
    ..However, focused surveillance on a specific neurosurgical unit, for all procedures, may lead to better understanding of the most important complications, and allow targeted strategies for quality improvement...
  4. ncbi request reprint Near-miss injection of an anesthetic agent into a cerebrospinal fluid external ventricular drain: special report
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Neurosurgery 56:E1161; discussion E1161. 2005
    ..One method of error prevention is the reporting of a near-miss event. We report that intravenous anesthetic agents were nearly injected into the external ventricular drainage (EVD) of a patient during an emergency shunt procedure...
  5. doi request reprint Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring during complex spinal deformity cases in pediatric patients: methodology, utility, prognostication, and outcome
    James Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 555 University Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:523-44. 2010
    ..While these problems are rare, decompression, correction, instrumentation, and fusion are quite hazardous. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) seems particularly beneficial in these patients...
  6. doi request reprint Endoscopic third ventriculostomy versus ventriculoperitoneal shunt in pediatric patients: a decision analysis
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:467-72. 2009
    ..We performed decision analysis for quality of life (QOL) outcomes comparing these two procedures...
  7. doi request reprint The surgical management of pediatric hydrocephalus
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Neurosurgery 62:633-40; discussion 640-2. 2008
    ..This review focuses on the evolution of surgery for hydrocephalus over the last 30 years, the current state of the art of hydrocephalus treatment, and what appear to be the most promising future directions...
  8. ncbi request reprint Occult tethered cord syndrome: not an indication for surgery
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 104:305-8. 2006
    ..The author describes the paucity of information known about occult tethered cord syndrome and summarizes the argument for using a nonsurgical approach in these cases...
  9. doi request reprint Predicting who will benefit from endoscopic third ventriculostomy compared with shunt insertion in childhood hydrocephalus using the ETV Success Score
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:310-5. 2010
    ..In this paper, they assess the clinical utility of the ETVSS by determining whether long-term survival outcomes for ETV versus shunt insertion are different within strata of ETVSS (low, moderate, and high scores)...
  10. doi request reprint Endoscopic third ventriculostomy vs cerebrospinal fluid shunt in the treatment of hydrocephalus in children: a propensity score-adjusted analysis
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Room 1503, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8
    Neurosurgery 67:588-93. 2010
    ..Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has preferentially been offered to patients with more favorable prognostic features compared with shunt...
  11. doi request reprint Neurosurgical management of extraaxial central nervous system infections in children
    Sanjay Gupta
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 7:441-51. 2011
    ..Symptoms are usually progressive, and early diagnosis is therefore important. Early intervention with appropriate treatment offers the best opportunity for eradicating the infection and promoting maximal neurological recovery...
  12. doi request reprint Focal resection of fast ripples on extraoperative intracranial EEG improves seizure outcome in pediatric epilepsy
    Tomoyuki Akiyama
    Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Epilepsia 52:1802-11. 2011
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Patient with postcentral gyrectomy demonstrates reliable localization of hand motor area using magnetoencephalography
    Elizabeth W Pang
    Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 45:311-6. 2009
    ..Replication of the MEG motor mapping protocol postoperatively demonstrated reliable localization of the motor and sensory areas. We also discuss caveats for future applications of this protocol...
  14. doi request reprint Outcomes of CSF shunting in children: comparison of Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network cohort with historical controls: clinical article
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 12:334-8. 2013
    ..The authors present the initial results for this cohort and compare them with results from prospective multicenter trials performed in the 1990s...
  15. doi request reprint Neurosurgical management of neurenteric cysts in children
    Ibrahim H Al-Ahmed
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 11:511-7. 2013
    ..Neurenteric cysts (NCs) are endothelium-lined structures of presumed endodermal origin. There have been few pediatric series of intracranial NCs reported previously. The authors present their experience in the management of these lesions...
  16. doi request reprint High kurtosis of intracranial electroencephalogram as a marker of ictogenicity in pediatric epilepsy surgery
    Tomoyuki Akiyama
    Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Clin Neurophysiol 123:93-9. 2012
    ..We determined whether kurtosis analysis of intracranial electroencephalogram (EEG) can estimate the localization of the epileptogenic zone...
  17. doi request reprint Surgery for hydrocephalus in sub-Saharan Africa versus developed nations: a risk-adjusted comparison of outcome
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Room 1503, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:1711-7. 2010
    ..It is not known if the lower success rate is due to inherent differences in prognostic factors...
  18. doi request reprint Angioarchitectural features associated with hemorrhagic presentation in pediatric cerebral arteriovenous malformations
    Michael J Ellis
    Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurointerv Surg 5:191-5. 2013
    ..This study examines this relationship in this unique population, in whom symptomatic presentation of cerebral AVM is the norm rather than the exception...
  19. ncbi request reprint The history of neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto
    Andrew Jea
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Canada
    Neurosurgery 61:612-24; discussion 624-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article is to review the history of the individuals who founded the Hospital for Sick Children and its Division of Neurosurgery...
  20. doi request reprint Topographic movie of intracranial ictal high-frequency oscillations with seizure semiology: epileptic network in Jacksonian seizures
    Tomoyuki Akiyama
    Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Epilepsia 52:75-83. 2011
    ..We applied this technique to Jacksonian seizures to demonstrate ictal HFO propagation along the homunculus in the primary sensory-motor cortex to visualize the underlying epileptic network...
  21. doi request reprint Incorporation of C-1 lateral mass screws in occipitocervical and atlantoaxial fusions for children 8 years of age or younger. Technical note
    Andrew Jea
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 107:178-83. 2007
    ..There was one instance of a vertebral artery injury, and the lessons learned from this complication are discussed...
  22. doi request reprint Neurosurgical implications of achondroplasia
    James A J King
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:297-306. 2009
    ..Accordingly, the authors have reviewed the experience of neurosurgery in children with achondroplasia at The Hospital for Sick Children...
  23. doi request reprint The use of high frequency oscillations to guide neocortical resections in children with medically-intractable epilepsy: how do we ethically apply surgical innovations to patient care?
    George M Ibrahim
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Seizure 21:743-7. 2012
    ..Innovative surgical strategies are, however, needed to improve outcomes and minimize the morbidity of such procedures...
  24. doi request reprint Inequities in access to pediatric epilepsy surgery: a bioethical framework
    George M Ibrahim
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, and Toronto Western Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    Neurosurg Focus 32:E2. 2012
    ..The authors provide a basic bioethical framework composed of 5 primary expectations to inform public, institutional, and personal policies toward the provision of epilepsy surgery to afflicted children...
  25. doi request reprint Management of pediatric brainstem cavernous malformations: experience over 20 years at the hospital for sick children
    Ratan D Bhardwaj
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Surgery, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:458-64. 2009
    ..The optimal management of these lesions requires considerable neurosurgical judgment. Accordingly, the authors reviewed their experience with the management of pediatric brainstem CMs at the Hospital for Sick Children...
  26. doi request reprint Clinical predictors of developmental outcome in patients with cephaloceles
    Benjamin W Y Lo
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital Neurosurgery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 2:254-7. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential risk factors for the occurrence of developmental delay in patients with cephaloceles, using both univariate and multivariable regression techniques...
  27. doi request reprint Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the treatment of childhood hydrocephalus
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr 155:254-9.e1. 2009
    ..To develop a model to predict the probability of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) success in the treatment for hydrocephalus on the basis of a child's individual characteristics...
  28. doi request reprint Occipital lobe epilepsy in children: characterization, evaluation and surgical outcomes
    George M Ibrahim
    Divisions of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Epilepsy Res 99:335-45. 2012
    ..Occipital lobe epilepsy (OLE) poses a diagnostic challenge to clinicians. Here, we present our experience in the surgical management of OLE in children using magnetoencephalography (MEG) in the pre-operative evaluation...
  29. doi request reprint Ethical issues in surgical decision making concerning children with medically intractable epilepsy
    George M Ibrahim
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Epilepsy Behav 22:154-7. 2011
    ..We also highlight the unique ethical challenge of surgical decision making concerning developmentally delayed children. The recognition of these issues is essential to providing patient-centered, responsible, and ethical care...
  30. doi request reprint Localization of epileptic foci in children with intractable epilepsy secondary to multiple cortical tubers by using synthetic aperture magnetometry kurtosis
    Ichiro Sugiyama
    Divisions of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:515-22. 2009
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of the SAM(g2) method, the authors applied it to readings obtained in children with intractable epilepsy secondary to tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), and compared them to localizations obtained with ECDs...
  31. doi request reprint Rotatory subluxation: experience from the Hospital for Sick Children
    Alexandra D Beier
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 9:144-8. 2012
    ..Although several treatment modalities have been employed, there remains no consensus on the most appropriate therapy. The authors explore this issue in their 9-year series on AARS...
  32. doi request reprint Management of osteoblastoma and osteoid osteoma of the spine in childhood
    Sasha C Burn
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:434-8. 2009
    ..The authors reviewed their recent experience with these 2 types of lesions to elucidate current treatment modalities and outcomes...
  33. ncbi request reprint Measuring the health status of children with hydrocephalus by using a new outcome measure
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Neurosurg 101:141-6. 2004
    ..In the present study, they present their initial experience in using the HOQ to quantify the health status in a typical cohort of children with hydrocephalus...
  34. ncbi request reprint Temporal lobe surgery for intractable epilepsy in children: an analysis of outcomes in 126 children
    Mony Benifla
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Neurosurgery 59:1203-13; discussion 1213-4. 2006
    ..In this study, we conducted a retrospective review of children with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy to evaluate seizure outcome after temporal lobe surgery...
  35. doi request reprint Intraoperative confirmation of hand motor area identified preoperatively by magnetoencephalography
    Elizabeth W Pang
    Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 44:313-7. 2008
    ..We applied this technique to preoperatively map motor function in a young patient. We then confirmed our mapping with direct cortical stimulation intraoperatively...
  36. doi request reprint Neurosurgical management of intracranial epidermoid tumors in children. Clinical article
    Ibrahim Ahmed
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:91-6. 2009
    ..There have been few pediatric series of intracranial epidermoid tumors reported previously. The authors present their experience in the management of these lesions...
  37. doi request reprint Intraoperative angiography during microsurgical removal of arteriovenous malformations in children
    Michael J Ellis
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:435-43. 2010
    ..Here, the authors report on their experience with high-quality intraoperative angiography during the surgical management of pediatric AVMs in their image-guided therapy (IGT) facility...
  38. doi request reprint Do baclofen pumps influence the development of scoliosis in children?
    Sasha C Burn
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 5:195-9. 2010
    ..To this end, the authors reviewed their population of pediatric patients with baclofen pumps to assess the incidence of scoliosis...
  39. ncbi request reprint Massive plexiform neurofibromas in childhood: natural history and management issues
    Demitre Serletis
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 106:363-7. 2007
    ..The authors review their experience with massive plexiform neurofibromas (PNs) in patients with pediatric neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) to better characterize the natural history and management of these complex lesions...
  40. ncbi request reprint Peripersonal spatial attention in children with spina bifida: associations between horizontal and vertical line bisection and congenital malformations of the corpus callosum, midbrain, and posterior cortex
    Maureen Dennis
    Brain and Behaviour Program, Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 1X8
    Neuropsychologia 43:2000-10. 2005
    ..Line bisection in children with SBM reflects three deficits: an exaggerated attentional bias to left hemispace, an abnormal attentional bias to inferior hemispace; and a larger zone of subjective uncertainty in bisection judgments...
  41. ncbi request reprint Covert orienting to exogenous and endogenous cues in children with spina bifida
    Maureen Dennis
    Brain and Behaviour Program, Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ont M5G 1X8, Canada
    Neuropsychologia 43:976-87. 2005
    ..g., a greater cue-validity effect) for exogenous although not for endogenous cues. Covert orienting deficits were associated with midbrain dysmorphology in the form of beaking of the tectum, and with right posterior brain volume loss...
  42. ncbi request reprint Neurobiology of perceptual and motor timing in children with spina bifida in relation to cerebellar volume
    Maureen Dennis
    Brain and Behaviour Program Psychology, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada
    Brain 127:1292-301. 2004
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Space-based inhibition of return in children with spina bifida
    Maureen Dennis
    Brain and Behaviour Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Neuropsychology 19:456-65. 2005
    ..The data add to the emerging evidence for SBM deficits in attentional orienting to salient information...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prospective, declarative, and nondeclarative memory in young adults with spina bifida
    Maureen Dennis
    Program in Neurosciences and Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 13:312-23. 2007
    ..Memory deficits were exacerbated by an increased number of lifetime shunt revisions, a marker for unstable hydrocephalus. Memory status was positively correlated with functional independence, an important component of quality of life...
  45. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery in children: a series of 11 cases
    Andrew Jea
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 106:421-5. 2007
    ..The use of laparoscopy-assisted placement of the distal catheter of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt has been well described in the literature, and several advantages of laparoscopy over laparotomy have been documented...
  46. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of the tethered spinal cord--walking the fine line
    James M Drake
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Neurosurg Focus 23:E4. 2007
    ..Until the results of such research are available, surgeons should endeavor to maximize benefit and reduce risk for patients who may have a tethered spinal cord, walking the fine line between over- and undertreatment...
  47. ncbi request reprint [Clinical diagnosis and treatment of pediatric head trauma]
    Takashi Araki
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children
    No Shinkei Geka 34:135-46. 2006
  48. ncbi request reprint Death after late failure of third ventriculostomy in children. Report of three cases
    Walter J Hader
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 97:211-5. 2002
    ..Patients with third ventriculostomies should be followed in a manner similar to patients with cerebrospinal fluid shunts...
  49. ncbi request reprint Recanalization of obstructed cerebrospinal fluid ventricular catheters using ultrasonic cavitation
    Howard J Ginsberg
    Division of Neurosurgery, St Michaels Hospital, and Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Neurosurgery 59:ONS403-12; discussion ONS412. 2006
    ..Percutaneous techniques to reduce the morbidity of shunt revision are being developed. The authors describe the development of a device that uses ultrasonic cavitation to unblock ventricular catheters...
  50. ncbi request reprint An instrument to measure the health status in children with hydrocephalus: the Hydrocephalus Outcome Questionnaire
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 101:134-40. 2004
    ..The authors developed a quantitative health status measure, the Hydrocephalus Outcome Questionnaire (HOQ), designed specifically for children with hydrocephalus, which can be completed by the children's parents...
  51. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic biopsy for intraventricular tumors in children
    Bart Depreitere
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 106:340-6. 2007
    ..The authors performed a retrospective analysis of biopsy accuracy, complication rate, and success rate of ETV in a series of 31 endoscopic biopsy procedures...
  52. ncbi request reprint Children and television tipovers: a significant and preventable cause of long-term neurological deficits
    Raafat R Yahya
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 103:219-22. 2005
    ..The authors reviewed their experience with children who sustained head injury from falling televisions...
  53. ncbi request reprint Basal ganglia germinoma in children with associated ipsilateral cerebral and brain stem hemiatrophy
    Rodrigo V Ozelame
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8
    Pediatr Radiol 36:325-30. 2006
    ..The association of cerebral and/or brain stem atrophy with basal ganglia germinoma on CT and MRI is found in 33% of the cases...
  54. pmc Upper limb cerebellar motor function in children with spina bifida
    Derryn Jewell
    Program in Neurosciences and Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:67-73. 2010
    ..To investigate upper limb cerebellar motor function in children with spina bifida myelomeningocele (SBM) and in typically developing controls...
  55. ncbi request reprint Microfracture of a baclofen pump catheter with intermittent under- and overdose
    William J Dawes
    Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, and Bloorview MacMillan Rehabilitation Center, Toronto, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:144-8. 2003
    ..Symptoms resolved following replacement. Microfracture of the intrathecal catheter of baclofen pump systems may present puzzling symptomatology and be difficult to diagnose by conventional means...
  56. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of brachial plexus surgery for birth-related brachial plexus injury
    P Daniel McNeely
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:57-62. 2003
    ..We reviewed the available literature on birth-related brachial plexus palsy in order to provide recommendations for surgical management, using evidence-based criteria...
  57. doi request reprint Diffuse intrinsic brainstem tumors in neonates. Report of two cases
    Niketa C Shah
    Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 1:382-5. 2008
    ..The rapid tumor progression in both cases indicates that where a diagnostic procedure may pose significant risks, supportive observation can aid in distinguishing malignant from benign tumor growth...
  58. doi request reprint Presurgical localization of primary motor cortex in pediatric patients with brain lesions by the use of spatially filtered magnetoencephalography
    William Gaetz
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Neurosurgery 64:ons177-85; discussion ons186. 2009
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Technique for drilling instrument monitoring electrical conductivity in pediatric cervical spine screw insertion: a preliminary report
    Reinhard Zeller
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Pediatr Orthop 29:760-4. 2009
    ..To detail a technique of assisted screw placement in pediatric patients with cervical spine disorders. The use of a recently produced wireless electronic freehand drilling instrument is documented...
  60. doi request reprint Trilateral retinoblastoma with pituitary-hypothalamic dysfunction
    Shuan Dai
    Department of Ophthalmology Visual Science, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ophthalmic Genet 29:120-5. 2008
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in pediatric patients: the Canadian experience
    James M Drake
    Neurosurgery 60:881-6; discussion 881-6. 2007
    ..We combined patients from nine pediatric neurosurgery centers across Canada to obtain a better estimate of outcome and identify factors affecting success of the procedure...
  62. ncbi request reprint Lack of benefit of endoscopic ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion: a multicenter randomized trial
    John R W Kestle
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Primary Children s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg 98:284-90. 2003
    ..Endoscopically assisted ventricular catheter placement has been reported to reduce shunt failure in uncontrolled series. The authors investigated the efficacy of this procedure in a prospective multicenter randomized trial...
  63. ncbi request reprint Results of endoscopic third ventriculostomy
    Mark R Iantosca
    Connecticut Children s Medical Center, 100 Retreat Avenue, Suite 705, Hartford, CT 06106 2565, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 15:67-75. 2004
    ..The challenge for neuro-surgeons will be to define the operative indications and outcomes, while refining techniques for safely performing these useful procedures...
  64. ncbi request reprint Prevention and management of intrathecal drug delivery and spinal cord stimulation system infections
    Kenneth A Follett
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, 52242, USA
    Anesthesiology 100:1582-94. 2004
  65. ncbi request reprint Spinal lesion level in spina bifida: a source of neural and cognitive heterogeneity
    Jack M Fletcher
    Departments of Pediatrics and Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Neurosurg 102:268-79. 2005
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Shunt insertion in the summer: is it safe?
    John R W Kestle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg 105:165-8. 2006
    ..The authors investigated this phenomenon in children undergoing cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery...
  67. doi request reprint Hospital care for children with hydrocephalus in the United States: utilization, charges, comorbidities, and deaths
    Tamara D Simon
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Inpatient Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 1:131-7. 2008
    ....
  68. doi request reprint Neurosurgical implications of osteogenesis imperfecta in children. Report of 4 cases
    Deanna Sasaki-Adams
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of General Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 1:229-36. 2008
    ..Surgery may be complicated in some children because of the underlying bone fragility and bleeding diathesis commonly observed in patients with OI...
  69. ncbi request reprint Does double gloving prevent cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection?
    James M Drake
    J Neurosurg 104:3-4; discussion 4. 2006
  70. ncbi request reprint Management of shunt infections: a multicenter pilot study
    John R W Kestle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg 105:177-81. 2006
    ..The present multicenter pilot study was undertaken to evaluate current strategies in the treatment of shunt infection...
  71. ncbi request reprint Predicting slitlike ventricles in children on the basis of baseline characteristics at the time of shunt insertion
    Peter Kan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg 106:347-9. 2007
    ..Although SVS appears to be related to early shunt placement, its predisposing factors are largely unknown...
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    Farzin Forooghian
    Br J Ophthalmol 91:985-6. 2007
  73. ncbi request reprint Destruction of choroid plexus cells in vitro: a new concept for the treatment of hydrocephalus?
    Jake Timothy
    Department of Neurosurgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, England
    Neurosurgery 54:727-32; discussion 732-3. 2004
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  74. ncbi request reprint Congenital hydrocephalus
    James M Drake
    J Neurosurg 103:111; discussion 111-2. 2005