John Kestle

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Affiliation: University of Utah
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up data from the Shunt Design Trial
    J Kestle
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 33:230-236. 2000
  3. 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
  4. pmc A standardized protocol to reduce cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Quality Improvement Initiative
    John R W Kestle
    Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:22-9. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma of the brainstem in children
    John Kestle
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, and Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:1-6. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint A multicenter prospective cohort study of the Strata valve for the management of hydrocephalus in pediatric patients
    John R W Kestle
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Primary Children s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg 102:141-5. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Pediatric hydrocephalus: current management
    John R Kestle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Primary Children s Medical Center, 100 North Medical Drive, Suite 2400, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, USA
    Neurol Clin 21:883-95, vii. 2003
  8. 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
  9. pmc Infection rates following initial cerebrospinal fluid shunt placement across pediatric hospitals in the United States. Clinical article
    Tamara D Simon
    Divisions of Inpatient Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:156-65. 2009
  10. 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

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Publications36

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up data from the Shunt Design Trial
    J Kestle
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 33:230-236. 2000
    ..The primary results were based on the patients' status as of October 31, 1996 (a minimum follow-up of 1 year). This report describes the late complications based on the patients' most recent follow-up...
  3. 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...
  4. pmc A standardized protocol to reduce cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Quality Improvement Initiative
    John R W Kestle
    Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:22-9. 2011
    ..In an effort to reduce the ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection rate, a standardized protocol was developed and implemented at 4 centers of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma of the brainstem in children
    John Kestle
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, and Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:1-6. 2004
    ..In reports involving the operative treatment of brainstem tumors, multiple histological types are often grouped together. To determine prognosis after resection, histology-specific data may be helpful...
  6. ncbi request reprint A multicenter prospective cohort study of the Strata valve for the management of hydrocephalus in pediatric patients
    John R W Kestle
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Primary Children s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg 102:141-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate these claims, the authors conducted a prospective multicenter cohort study of children who underwent placement of Strata valves...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pediatric hydrocephalus: current management
    John R Kestle
    Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Primary Children s Medical Center, 100 North Medical Drive, Suite 2400, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, USA
    Neurol Clin 21:883-95, vii. 2003
    ..The population of pediatric patients who have had hydrocephalic shunts is maturing; these young adults now face issues related to independent living, pregnancy, and long-term care of their hydrocephalus...
  8. 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...
  9. pmc Infection rates following initial cerebrospinal fluid shunt placement across pediatric hospitals in the United States. Clinical article
    Tamara D Simon
    Divisions of Inpatient Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:156-65. 2009
    ..The authors hypothesized that infection rates between hospitals would vary widely even after adjustment for patient, hospital, and surgeon factors...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Duration of antibiotic therapy for the treatment of shunt infection: a surgeon and patient survey
    Adam S Arthur
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84113, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 36:256-9. 2002
    ..These data support the feasibility of a planned randomized study to determine the ideal length of antibiotic treatment for shunt infection...
  12. ncbi request reprint Lack of efficacy of antibiotic-impregnated shunt systems in preventing shunt infections in children
    Peter Kan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, 100 N Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:773-7. 2007
    ..We evaluated the incidence of shunt infections associated with the use of AI shunt catheters and compared it with the incidence associated with standard non-AI catheters...
  13. ncbi request reprint A cost-effectiveness analysis of endoscopic third ventriculostomy
    Hugh J L Garton
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 48109 0338, USA
    Neurosurgery 51:69-77; discussion 77-8. 2002
    ..Cost-effectiveness analysis can help determine the optimal strategy for integrating these different approaches...
  14. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the necessity of postoperative imaging after craniosynostosis surgery
    Mandy Binning
    Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    J Neurosurg 107:43-5. 2007
    ..The object of this study was to evaluate the utility of these scans...
  15. 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
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  16. pmc Reinfection following initial cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection
    Tamara D Simon
    Division of Inpatient Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:277-85. 2010
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Results of endoscopic septal fenestration in the treatment of isolated ventricular hydrocephalus
    Philipp R Aldana
    Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:286-94. 2003
    ..Favorable results can be achieved with repeat septostomies in patients who have failed prior septostomy. Lasting results are expected for septostomies that remain patent after 6 months...
  18. ncbi request reprint Failure of cerebrospinal fluid shunts: part I: Obstruction and mechanical failure
    Samuel R Browd
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Primary Children s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    Pediatr Neurol 34:83-92. 2006
    ..An understanding of the presentation and etiology of shunt dysfunction is critical for neurologists and pediatricians who often are the first to evaluate and triage these children...
  19. ncbi request reprint Failure of cerebrospinal fluid shunts: part II: overdrainage, loculation, and abdominal complications
    Samuel R Browd
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Primary Children s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113, USA
    Pediatr Neurol 34:171-6. 2006
    ..Familiarity with these types of shunt failure is essential for neurologists and pediatricians because they are often the first to evaluate and triage these children...
  20. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of spasticity in children: comparison of selective dorsal rhizotomy and intrathecal baclofen pump implantation
    Peter Kan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:239-43. 2008
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine and compare the outcomes of these two procedures in the treatment of children with severe spasticity...
  21. ncbi request reprint Assessing the validity of the endoscopic shunt insertion trial: did surgical experience affect the results?
    Paul Klimo
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:130-3. 2004
    ..This negative result may be due to inexperience in performing endoscopic surgeries...
  22. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after decompressive craniectomy for severe traumatic brain injury in children
    Peter Kan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113 1100, USA
    J Neurosurg 105:337-42. 2006
    ..In this paper the authors evaluate mortality and morbidity and long-term outcomes in children who underwent decompressive craniectomy for severe TBI at a single institution...
  23. ncbi request reprint Retained peritoneal shunt tubing causing hematuria. Case illustration
    Mandy J Binning
    Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113 1100, USA
    J Neurosurg 104:434. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of multiple intraarterial papaverine infusions for improvement in cerebral circulation time in patients with recurrent cerebral vasospasm
    James K Liu
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:414-21. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of multiple, repeated papaverine infusions on the cerebral circulation time in patients with recurrent vasospasm...
  25. ncbi request reprint Adjustment and malfunction of a programmable valve after exposure to toy magnets. Case report
    Richard C E Anderson
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:222-5. 2004
    ..The authors present a case in which a child playing with a collection of commercially available toy magnets altered the pressure setting of an implanted valve and may have caused its permanent malfunction...
  26. ncbi request reprint 'Cortical thumb sign' in X-linked hydrocephalus
    Wayne M Gluf
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, 100 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 37:107-8. 2002
  27. ncbi request reprint Marked reduction of cerebral vasospasm with lumbar drainage of cerebrospinal fluid after subarachnoid hemorrhage
    Paul Klimo
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2303, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:215-24. 2004
    ....
  28. pmc A meta-analysis of surgery versus conventional radiotherapy for the treatment of metastatic spinal epidural disease
    Paul Klimo
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Neuro Oncol 7:64-76. 2005
    ..Neurologic status, overall health, extent of disease (spinal and extraspinal), and primary pathology all impact proper treatment selection...
  29. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after surgery for focal epilepsy in children
    Peter Kan
    Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:587-91. 2008
    ..Surgery is an effective treatment for selected patients with intractable epilepsy. The authors report the outcomes of focal resection in a series of children suffering from intractable focal epilepsy treated at a single institution...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cranial base strategies for resection of craniopharyngioma in children
    James K Liu
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Primary Children s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 18:E9. 2005
    ..They discuss the relative indications, advantages, disadvantages, and complications associated with each approach. Illustrative cases and intraoperative videos are presented...
  31. ncbi request reprint Potentially useful outcome measures for clinical research in pediatric neurosurgery
    Paul Klimo
    Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:207-12. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Sporadic osteochondroma of the cervical spine. Case illustration
    Todd D McCall
    Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84132, USA
    J Neurosurg 104:293. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Designing randomized clinical trials in pediatric neurosurgery
    Peter Kan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake, UT 84113, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:385-90. 2007
    ..In this paper, we review the basic principles of clinical trial design and discuss the unique challenges in trial design in pediatric neurosurgery...
  34. ncbi request reprint Complications of intracranial pressure monitoring in children with head trauma
    Richard C E Anderson
    Primary Children s Medical Center, University of Utah, Department of Neurosurgery, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Neurosurg 101:53-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine a consecutive series of children with TBI and compare the incidence of complications after placement of an EVD, a fiberoptic intraparencyhmal monitor, or both...
  35. ncbi request reprint It's randomized and double blinded... what more do we want?
    John R W Kestle
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 2:109; discussion 110. 2008
  36. ncbi request reprint Disseminated medulloblastoma
    Amin Amini
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Neurooncol 80:157-8. 2006