Abhaya V Kulkarni

Summary

Affiliation: The Hospital for Sick Children
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint The challenges of evidence-based medicine: a philosophical perspective
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Department of Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada
    Med Health Care Philos 8:255-60. 2005
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Long-term quality of life in children treated for posterior fossa brain tumors
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Divisions of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 12:235-40. 2013
  5. pmc Pediatric hydrocephalus outcomes: a review
    Matthieu Vinchon
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Lille University Hospital, Lille, France
    Fluids Barriers CNS 9:18. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Quality of life in children with hydrocephalus: results from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 107:358-64. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Medical, social, and economic factors associated with health-related quality of life in Canadian children with hydrocephalus
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Child Health and Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr 153:689-95. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Comparing children's and parents' perspectives of health outcome in paediatric hydrocephalus
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Child Health and Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:587-92. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Use of the ETV Success Score to explain the variation in reported endoscopic third ventriculostomy success rates among published case series of childhood hydrocephalus
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 7:143-6. 2011
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications66

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint The challenges of evidence-based medicine: a philosophical perspective
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Department of Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada
    Med Health Care Philos 8:255-60. 2005
    ....
  3. 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...
  4. doi request reprint Long-term quality of life in children treated for posterior fossa brain tumors
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Divisions of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 12:235-40. 2013
    ..The authors' objective was to assess the long-term QOL in survivors of PFBT...
  5. pmc Pediatric hydrocephalus outcomes: a review
    Matthieu Vinchon
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Lille University Hospital, Lille, France
    Fluids Barriers CNS 9:18. 2012
    ..This review aims to help to establish the current state of knowledge and to identify conflicting data and unanswered questions, in order to direct future studies...
  6. doi request reprint Quality of life in children with hydrocephalus: results from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 107:358-64. 2007
    ..The authors' aim was to quantify the QOL for children with hydrocephalus and identify predictors of long-term outcome, using a reliable and validated outcome measure: the Hydrocephalus Outcome Questionnaire (HOQ)...
  7. doi request reprint Medical, social, and economic factors associated with health-related quality of life in Canadian children with hydrocephalus
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Child Health and Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr 153:689-95. 2008
    ..To study the factors associated with health-related quality of life (HRQL) in Canadian children with hydrocephalus, using a comprehensive model of determinants of child health, including socioeconomic factors...
  8. doi request reprint Comparing children's and parents' perspectives of health outcome in paediatric hydrocephalus
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Child Health and Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:587-92. 2008
    ..The differences in child and parent perceptions of health need to be appreciated when conducting outcome studies in this population...
  9. doi request reprint Use of the ETV Success Score to explain the variation in reported endoscopic third ventriculostomy success rates among published case series of childhood hydrocephalus
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 7:143-6. 2011
    ..The authors hypothesized that the ETVSS would be able to predict with reasonable accuracy the actual ETV success rate reported among published case series...
  10. 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)...
  11. 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...
  12. doi request reprint Quality of life in obstructive hydrocephalus: endoscopic third ventriculostomy compared to cerebrospinal fluid shunt
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Divisions of Neurosurgery and Psychology, Hospital for Sick Children SickKids, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:75-9. 2010
    ..Our objective was to compare QOL in children with obstructive hydrocephalus, treated with either ETV or shunt...
  13. doi request reprint Comparisons of citations in Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar for articles published in general medical journals
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Hospital for Sick Children, Room 1503, 555 University Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1X8
    JAMA 302:1092-6. 2009
    ..Until recently, Web of Science was the only database available to track citation counts for published articles. Other databases are now available, but their relative performance has not been established...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint Quality of life after endoscopic third ventriculostomy and cerebrospinal fluid shunting: an adjusted multivariable analysis in a large cohort
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:11-6. 2010
    ..The authors compared QOL outcomes following these 2 treatments in a large cohort of children with hydrocephalus by using multivariable statistical techniques to adjust for possible confounder variables...
  16. pmc Author self-citation in the general medicine literature
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Child Health and Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e20885. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the extent and temporal pattern of author self-citation and the article characteristics associated with author self-citation...
  17. doi request reprint Comparison of Hydrocephalus Outcome Questionnaire scores to neuropsychological test performance in school-aged children
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:396-401. 2011
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Does treatment with endoscopic third ventriculostomy result in less concern among parents of children with hydrocephalus?
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 1X8
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:1529-34. 2010
    ....
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Questionnaire for assessing parents' concerns about their child with hydrocephalus
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery and Population Health Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:108-13. 2006
    ..This new questionnaire has demonstrated very good psychometric properties. It can be used to broaden the scope of future clinical research in pediatric hydrocephalus to include the impact on parents...
  21. doi request reprint Quality of life in childhood hydrocephalus: a review
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:737-43. 2010
    ..Neurosurgeons should be aware of the latest findings and how to critically analyze the QOL literature...
  22. pmc Characteristics associated with citation rate of the medical literature
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Population Health Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 2:e403. 2007
    ..The citation rate for articles is viewed as a measure of their importance and impact; however, little is known about what features of articles are associated with higher citation rate...
  23. ncbi request reprint Assessment of mother and father concern in childhood hydrocephalus
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Division of Child Health and Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Room 1503, 555 University Avenue, M5G 1X8 Toronto, ON, Canada
    Qual Life Res 16:1501-9. 2007
    ..We quantitatively assessed the concerns of parents of children with hydrocephalus, using the Hydrocephalus Concerns Questionnaire for parents (HCQ-P)...
  24. doi request reprint Predicting nonauditory adverse radiation effects following radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma: a volume and dosimetric analysis
    Caroline Hayhurst
    Gamma Knife Unit, Division of Neurosurgery, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:2041-6. 2012
    ..To define clinical and dosimetric predictors of nonauditory adverse radiation effects after radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma treated with a 12 Gy prescription dose...
  25. doi request reprint Predictors of surgical outcome in cervical spondylotic myelopathy
    Alina Karpova
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:392-400. 2013
    ..Prospective study...
  26. doi request reprint Gamma knife radiosurgery for the treatment of cystic cerebral metastases
    Julius O Ebinu
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 85:667-71. 2013
    ..To assess the role of Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) in the treatment of nonsurgical cystic brain metastasis, and to determine predictors of response to GKRS...
  27. 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...
  28. doi request reprint Corticospinal tract mapping in children with ruptured arteriovenous malformations using functionally guided diffusion-tensor imaging
    Michael J Ellis
    Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 9:505-10. 2012
    ..Prospective studies are needed to assess the full value of this technique in the risk stratification, prognosis, and multimodality management of pediatric AVMs...
  29. pmc Attitudes towards chiropractic: an analysis of written comments from a survey of north american orthopaedic surgeons
    Jason W Busse
    The Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9, Canada
    Chiropr Man Therap 19:25. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  30. 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...
  31. doi request reprint The impact of therapeutic modality on outcomes following repair of ruptured intracranial aneurysms: an administrative data analysis. Clinical article
    Cian J O'Kelly
    Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 113:795-801. 2010
    ..The performance of coiling in a more general population of ruptured aneurysms has not been adequately studied...
  32. 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...
  33. doi request reprint Reliability of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging methods in the assessment of spinal canal stenosis and cord compression in cervical myelopathy
    Alina Karpova
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:245-52. 2013
    ..Prospective, blinded reliability study of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures in patients with cervical myelopathy...
  34. pmc Development and validation of an instrument to predict functional recovery in tibial fracture patients: the Somatic Pre-Occupation and Coping (SPOC) questionnaire
    Jason W Busse
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 26:370-8. 2012
    ..To explore the role of patients' beliefs in their likelihood of recovery from severe physical trauma...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. pmc Predictors of seizure outcomes in children with tuberous sclerosis complex and intractable epilepsy undergoing resective epilepsy surgery: an individual participant data meta-analysis
    Aria Fallah
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e53565. 2013
    ..To perform a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis to identify preoperative factors associated with a good seizure outcome in children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex undergoing resective epilepsy surgery...
  40. pmc Stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of melanoma and renal cell carcinoma brain metastases
    Shelly Lwu
    Division of Neurosurgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Oncol Rep 29:407-12. 2013
    ..Smaller tumor volume and RCC pathology, predictors of response, suggest distinct differences in tumor biology and the extent of radioresponse between RCC and melanoma...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. doi request reprint Attitudes toward chiropractic: a survey of North American orthopedic surgeons
    Jason W Busse
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2818-25. 2009
    ..Questionnaire survey...
  44. doi request reprint Shunt-dependent hydrocephalus after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: incidence, predictors, and revision rates. Clinical article
    Cian J O'Kelly
    Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 111:1029-35. 2009
    ..While its incidence and risk factors have been well described, the long-term performance of shunts in this setting has not been not widely reported...
  45. doi request reprint Assessment of spinal cord compression by magnetic resonance imaging--can it predict surgical outcomes in degenerative compressive myelopathy? A systematic review
    Alina Karpova
    Krembil Neuroscience Center, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:1409-21. 2013
    ..Systematic review...
  46. doi request reprint Pretreatment predictors of adverse radiation effects after radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformation
    Caroline Hayhurst
    Gamma Knife Unit, Division of Neurosurgery, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:803-8. 2012
    ..To identify vascular and dosimetric predictors of symptomatic T2 signal change and adverse radiation effects after radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformation, in order to define and validate preexisting risk models...
  47. pmc Attitudes towards fibromyalgia: a survey of Canadian chiropractic, naturopathic, physical therapy and occupational therapy students
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:24. 2008
    ....
  48. 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...
  49. doi request reprint Complications of Gamma Knife surgery: an early report from 2 Canadian centers
    Shobhan Vachhrajani
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 109:2-7. 2008
    ..The authors report treatment complications from the early experience of 2 Canadian GKS programs in Toronto and Sherbrooke...
  50. 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...
  51. pmc Trends in treatment and outcomes of pediatric craniopharyngioma, 1975-2011
    Michal Cohen
    Division of Endocrinology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G1X8
    Neuro Oncol 15:767-74. 2013
    ..We aimed to review the long-term outcomes of children treated for craniopharyngioma in our institution over the past decade and describe trends in treatment and outcomes over the past 3 decades...
  52. pmc A clinical prediction model for long-term functional outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury based on acute clinical and imaging factors
    Jefferson R Wilson
    Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery and Spinal Program, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurotrauma 29:2263-71. 2012
    ..93 in the original dataset, and 0.92 (95% CI 0.92,0.93) across the bootstraps, indicating excellent predictive discrimination. These models will have important clinical impact to guide decision making and to counsel patients and families...
  53. 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...
  54. doi request reprint Clinical practice guidelines
    Shobhan Vachhrajani
    Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 3:249-56. 2009
    ..The authors hope that this will allow neurosurgeons to make more informed decisions about the many CPGs that will inevitably become an essential component of medical practice in the years to come...
  55. ncbi request reprint Detection of important venous collaterals by computed tomography venogram in multisutural synostosis. Case report and review of the literature
    Merdas Al-Otibi
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 107:508-10. 2007
    ..Computed tomography venography is an easily obtained study that we recommend in the evaluation of children with multisutural craniosynostosis prior to cranial surgical interventions...
  56. pmc Physical functioning in pediatric survivors of childhood posterior fossa brain tumors
    P Janine Piscione
    Corresponding author P Janine Piscione, MSc, BScPT, Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, S229, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8
    Neuro Oncol 16:147-55. 2014
    ..These data underscore the need for further research and implementation of physical activity programs aimed specifically at approaches to minimize physical limitations. ..
  57. doi request reprint Atypical characteristics and behavior of dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors
    Razan Daghistani
    Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenuse, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Canada
    Neuroradiology 55:217-24. 2013
    ..However, there were case reports that suggested DNET may not be as benign as previously thought. The purpose of our study was to identify atypical location, characteristics, and behavior of DNET in children...
  58. doi request reprint The need to standardize functional outcome in randomized trials of hip fracture: a review using the ICF framework
    Amy Hoang-Kim
    Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 27:e1-8. 2013
    ..We used the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) framework for conceptualizing outcome after hip fracture trauma from a body, individual, and societal perspective...
  59. doi request reprint Twenty years of meta-analyses in orthopaedic surgery: has quality kept up with quantity?
    Bernadette G Dijkman
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:48-57. 2010
    ..The objectives of this review were to assess the scientific quality and number of published meta-analyses on orthopaedics-related topics over time...
  60. ncbi request reprint Neuroradiological findings of bleomycin leakage in cystic craniopharyngioma. Report of three cases
    Lucie Lafay-Cousin
    Pediatric Brain Tumor Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 107:318-23. 2007
    ..In the authors' experience, the toxicity to bleomycin was transient. Management of the toxicity using high-dose steroid administration appears to contribute to controlling the bleomycin-induced inflammatory process...
  61. ncbi request reprint Distribution-based and anchor-based approaches provided different interpretability estimates for the Hydrocephalus Outcome Questionnaire
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Department of Population Health Sciences and Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:176-84. 2006
    ..To compare three separate methods for establishing interpretability for a health status measure, the Hydrocephalus Outcome Questionnaire (HOQ)...
  62. pmc Attitudes toward vaccination: a survey of Canadian chiropractic students
    Jason W Busse
    Oncidium Health Group Inc, Burlington, Ont
    CMAJ 166:1531-4. 2002
    ..This study describes the prevalence of anti-vaccination attitudes among Canadian chiropractic students...
  63. pmc The effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound therapy on time to fracture healing: a meta-analysis
    Jason W Busse
    Oncidium Health Group Inc, Burlington, Ont
    CMAJ 166:437-41. 2002
    ..We describe a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound therapy for healing of fractures...
  64. 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
    ....
  65. 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...
  66. ncbi request reprint Conservative management of asymptomatic spinal lipomas of the conus
    Abhaya V Kulkarni
    Service de neurochirurgie p├ędiatrique, Groupe Hospitalier Necker Enfants Malades, 149 rue de Sevres, 75743 Paris Cedex 15, France
    Neurosurgery 54:868-73; discussion 873-5. 2004
    ..Because of disappointing long-term results with early surgical treatment of asymptomatic children with SLCs, we have followed a protocol of conservative management for these patients. The results are presented in this report...