ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Summary

Summary: Surgical creation of a communication between a cerebral ventricle and the peritoneum by means of a plastic tube to permit drainage of cerebrospinal fluid for relief of hydrocephalus. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Colonic perforation as a complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a case report
    P Martinez Hernandez-Magro
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Department, Speciality Hospital National Medical Center 21st Century IMSS, Mexico City, Mexico
    Tech Coloproctol 10:353-5. 2006
  2. ncbi Delayed intracerebral hemorrhage after ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion. Case report and literature review
    L Alcázar
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Getafe Universitary Hospital, Getafe, Madrid, Spain
    Neurocirugia (Astur) 18:128-33. 2007
  3. ncbi Risk factors for pediatric ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection and predictors of infectious pathogens
    Matthew J McGirt
    Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:858-62. 2003
  4. ncbi Outcomes of ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Esther Gathura
    BethanyKids at Kijabe Hospital, Kijabe, Kenya
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:329-35. 2010
  5. ncbi Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: risk factors and long-term follow-up
    Matthieu Vinchon
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Lille University Hospital, Lille, France
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:692-7. 2006
  6. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt in patients with leptomeningeal metastasis
    Antonio M P Omuro
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Neurology 64:1625-7. 2005
  7. ncbi 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
  8. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt management
    Daniel J Isaacman
    Department of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children s Hospital of the King s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 19:119-25. 2003
  9. pmc Direct demonstration of Staphylococcus biofilm in an external ventricular drain in a patient with a history of recurrent ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure
    Paul Stoodley
    Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 4772, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 46:127-32. 2010
  10. pmc Incidence and risk factors of ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections in children: a study of 333 consecutive shunts in 6 years
    Joon Kee Lee
    Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children s Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 27:1563-8. 2012

Detail Information

Publications294 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Colonic perforation as a complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a case report
    P Martinez Hernandez-Magro
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Department, Speciality Hospital National Medical Center 21st Century IMSS, Mexico City, Mexico
    Tech Coloproctol 10:353-5. 2006
    ..Percutaneous and endoscopic approaches have been reported in patients with no abdominal signs. Prompt recognition of this complication is critical to avoid high mortality rates...
  2. ncbi Delayed intracerebral hemorrhage after ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion. Case report and literature review
    L Alcázar
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Getafe Universitary Hospital, Getafe, Madrid, Spain
    Neurocirugia (Astur) 18:128-33. 2007
    ..The presumed mechanism is the erosion of a cerebral blood vessel secondary to a close contact with the ventricular catheter; bleeding disorder, vascular malformation, head trauma or brain tumor were excluded in this patient...
  3. ncbi Risk factors for pediatric ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection and predictors of infectious pathogens
    Matthew J McGirt
    Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:858-62. 2003
    ..27; 95% CI, 1.15-25.3) and prior Staphylococcus aureus shunt infection (OR, 5.91; 95% CI, 1.35-25.9) independently increased the odds that S. aureus was the causal pathogen...
  4. ncbi Outcomes of ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Esther Gathura
    BethanyKids at Kijabe Hospital, Kijabe, Kenya
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:329-35. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: risk factors and long-term follow-up
    Matthieu Vinchon
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Lille University Hospital, Lille, France
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:692-7. 2006
    ..In addition, long-term data, which could help to evaluate the incidence of delayed SI, as well as the developmental outcome after SI, are scarce in the literature...
  6. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt in patients with leptomeningeal metastasis
    Antonio M P Omuro
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Neurology 64:1625-7. 2005
    The authors reviewed 37 patients with leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) who required a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt) for management of intracranial hypertension...
  7. ncbi 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...
  8. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt management
    Daniel J Isaacman
    Department of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children s Hospital of the King s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 19:119-25. 2003
  9. pmc Direct demonstration of Staphylococcus biofilm in an external ventricular drain in a patient with a history of recurrent ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure
    Paul Stoodley
    Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 4772, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 46:127-32. 2010
    ..The patient had a history of ventriculoperitoneal shunt revision 3 weeks prior to admission. The shunt was removed on suspicion of infection and an EVD placed...
  10. pmc Incidence and risk factors of ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections in children: a study of 333 consecutive shunts in 6 years
    Joon Kee Lee
    Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children s Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 27:1563-8. 2012
    ..aureus within two months after shunt surgery. Vancomycin may be considered as the preoperative prophylaxis for shunt surgery in a situation where methicillin resistance rate is very high...
  11. ncbi Transanal repair of colonic perforation due to ventriculoperitoneal shunt--case report and review of the literature
    Li Lan Chiang
    Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 109:472-5. 2010
    ..Postoperative course was uneventful. Trans-anal repair of the colonic perforation after removal of the distal shunt may be considered an alternative choice for managing this kind of complication...
  12. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt migration into the pulmonary artery
    Elvis J Hermann
    Department of Neurosurgery, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 151:647-52. 2009
    ..Rare complications such as migration of the peritoneal catheter into the stomach, gallbladder, urinary bladder, vagina, liver, bowel, colon, and diaphragm have been described in the literature...
  13. ncbi Reflections on shunt infection
    Paul M Kanev
    Department of Neurosurgery, Penn State School of Medicine and Hershey Medical Center, PO Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 39:285-90. 2003
    ..Our infection rate during 62 months was limited to 1.33%. Uniform surgical technique, limited hardware and skin edge manipulation and double gloving may be important factors in limiting shunt infections...
  14. ncbi Laparoscopic management of abdominal complications in ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery
    R Acharya
    Department of Neurosurgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 11:167-70. 2001
    ..Thus, a conventional laparotomy, along with its various associated postoperative problems, was avoided without compromising the quality of surgery...
  15. pmc Laparoscopic treatment of abdominal complications following ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    Florian Popa
    St Pantelimon Clinical Emergency Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania
    J Med Life 2:426-36. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is the evaluation of laparoscopic treatment in abdominal complications following ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt...
  16. ncbi Relationship of the location of the ventricular catheter tip and function of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    Shoko Merrit Yamada
    Department of Neurosurgery, Nippon Medical School, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, Japan
    J Clin Neurosci 20:99-101. 2013
    ..Early shunt revision may be required for patients in whom the catheter tip contacts the ventricle wall or is located in the septum pellucidum...
  17. ncbi Laparoscopic revision of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    Raymond Turner
    Department of Neurosurgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 14:310-2. 2004
    ..The catheter was laparoscopically returned to the peritoneal cavity. This case exemplifies the utility of laparoscopy for VP shunt revision and we present a review of laparoscopic shunt revision...
  18. ncbi Abdominal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst: a complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunts in adults
    F Aparici-Robles
    Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico de Adultos, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia, Spain
    J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 52:40-3. 2008
    Abdominal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst is an uncommon complication of using ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS). Although many cases have been reported in children, abdominal pseudocysts are rare in adult patients...
  19. ncbi Comparison of total versus partial revision of initial ventriculoperitoneal shunt failures
    Matthew J McGirt
    Pediatric Neurosurgery Service, Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N C 27710, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 38:34-40. 2003
    ..Optimal surgical management of patients presenting with shunt failure in the age of neuroendoscopy remains complex. The value of replacing the entire shunt system as opposed to a single shunt component has not been assessed...
  20. ncbi 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...
  21. ncbi Recurrent intrahepatic dislocation of ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    S Berkmann
    Department of Neurosurgery, Kantonsspital Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
    Minim Invasive Neurosurg 54:83-6. 2011
    ..The literature on VP shunt complications involving the liver, their possible pathomechanisms and minimally invasive recovery strategies in reference to our own experience is reviewed...
  22. ncbi CT-based, fiducial-free frameless stereotaxy for difficult ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion: experience in 26 consecutive patients
    Adam S Reig
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 9557, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 88:75-80. 2010
    Patients with small or dysmorphic ventricles requiring ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) insertion for hydrocephalus can be challenging...
  23. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus caused by central nervous system metastasis
    Seung Hoon Lee
    Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Neurooncol 104:545-51. 2011
    ..Hydrocephalus in CNS metastasis requiring VPS is commonly associated with LMS. VPS is an effective palliative measure and an adequate cancer treatment after VPS may provide the best means of improving survival...
  24. ncbi Clinical and cytogenetic analysis of an intracranial inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor induced by a ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    Ricardo Santos de Oliveira
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery and Anatomy, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:372-7. 2009
    ..case of an intracranial inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) associated with the placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, which occurred in a 7-year-old boy...
  25. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection due to Serratia marcescens
    Andrew A Bremer
    Medical Service, Infectious Disease Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Center for Prostheses Infection, Baylor College of Medicine, 1333 Moursund Avenue, Suite A221, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Infect 50:138-41. 2005
    ..To the best of our knowledge, we describe in this report not only the first case of a VP shunt infection by S. marcescens in an adult, but also the first case of a VP shunt infection by this organism in the absence of bowel perforation...
  26. ncbi A ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter wrapped around a right mammary prosthesis forming a pseudocyst
    Y T Chu
    Department of Neurosurgery, China Medical University Hospital, 2 Yu Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan, China
    J Clin Neurosci 17:801-3. 2010
    ..She developed a progressively enlarging breast lump which resolved with drainage of the cerebrospinal fluid collection and revision of the VP shunt...
  27. ncbi Linezolid treatment of ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection without implant removal
    P Castro
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel 170, Barcelona, 08036, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:603-6. 2005
    b>Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection is a serious clinical problem for which implant removal is considered the treatment of choice. However, surgery is sometimes associated with considerable risks that may outweigh the benefits...
  28. ncbi Hepatic and colonic perforation by an abandoned ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    Seng Thipphavong
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Radiol 34:750-2. 2004
    We report a case of an abandoned distal limb of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt that resulted in hepatic as well as colonic perforation in a 12-year-old girl...
  29. ncbi Delayed isolated tension intraventricular pneumocephalus after ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    J F Mineo
    Department of Neurosurgery, La Cavale Blanche Hospital, University of Bretagne Occidental, Boulevard Tanguy Prigent, 29200 Brest
    Neurochirurgie 50:96-100. 2004
    ..We purpose an explanation for the development of such delayed pneumocephalus...
  30. ncbi Human herpes virus 8-negative primary effusion lymphoma in a patient with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt tube
    E Ashihara
    Second Department of Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan
    Int J Hematol 74:327-32. 2001
    ..resection of a cholesteatoma at the right temporal lobe of the cerebrum 30 years previously, and a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) tube had been placed with drainage into the right lower peritoneal cavity...
  31. ncbi Effects of butorphanol and fentanyl on cerebral pressures and cardiovascular hemodynamics during tunneling phase for ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion
    Girija P Rath
    Department of Neuroanesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    Middle East J Anaesthesiol 19:1041-53. 2008
    Subcutaneous tunneling for ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion is the most painful step of this surgery...
  32. ncbi Complete migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the ventricle
    R Acharya
    Department of Neurosurgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, 110060 India
    Neurol Sci 23:75-7. 2002
    ..One month later, complete migration of the shunt into the lateral ventricle was encountered. Possible causative mechanisms and the literature on this subject are briefly discussed...
  33. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt as treatment for perilymphatic fistula: a report of six cases
    Dudley J Weider
    Department of Otolaryngology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Int Tinnitus J 11:137-45. 2005
    ..The last of our 6 patients actually received a ventriculoperitoneal shunt as her initial mode of therapy. All but one had benign intracranial hypertension...
  34. ncbi Intracranial pressure and haemodynamic changes during the tunnelling phase of ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion
    H Prabhakar
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Neuroanaesthesiology, New Delhi, India
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 22:947-50. 2005
    The tunnelling phase of ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion is the most painful part but patients are often given inadequate opioid analgesic for fear of post operative delayed recovery and/or respiratory depression...
  35. ncbi Migration of distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter into the heart. Case report and review of the literature
    Matthew E Fewel
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0338, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:206-11. 2004
    Migration of distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt tubing is known to occur in a wide of variety of locations...
  36. ncbi Cerebellar hemorrhage after multiple manual pumping tests of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a case report
    Chih Yuan Huang
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
    Kaohsiung J Med Sci 25:29-33. 2009
    ....
  37. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt complications: a three-year retrospective study in a Kenyan national teaching and referral hospital
    Philip M Mwachaka
    Department of Surgery, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Pediatr Neurosurg 46:1-5. 2010
    b>Ventriculoperitoneal shunt complications have scarcely been reported in sub-Saharan Africa...
  38. ncbi Evaluation of the new Statscan radiography device for ventriculoperitoneal shunt assessment
    Ali Reza Fathi
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 196:W285-9. 2011
    ..We assessed the diagnostic accuracy and time effectiveness of the Statscan low-dose full-body digital x-ray machine in the evaluation of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt dysfunction...
  39. ncbi Scrotal migration of the peritoneal catheter of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt in a 5-year-old male. Case report
    Daisuke Kita
    Department of Neurosurgery, Kanazawa University Hospital, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
    Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 50:1122-5. 2010
    A 5-year-old male presented with scrotal migration of the catheter from a ventriculoperitoneal shunt manifesting as left scrotal swelling 4 months after implantation...
  40. pmc The economic impact of ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure
    Chevis N Shannon
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:593-9. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the primary caregiver out-of-pocket expenses and the third-party payer reimbursement rate associated with a shunt failure episode...
  41. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt complications in California: 1990 to 2000
    Yvonne Wu
    Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0137, USA
    Neurosurgery 61:557-62; discussion 562-3. 2007
    ..We examined demographic factors and VP shunt complications in a population-based retrospective cohort study of all nonfederal California hospital admissions between 1990 and 2000...
  42. ncbi Laparoscopic repositioning of a ventriculo-peritoneal catheter tip for a sterile abdominal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pseudocyst
    A Oh
    Department of Surgery, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, 45th Avenue at Parsons, Flushing, NY 11355, USA
    Surg Endosc 15:518. 2001
    ..This technique in the setting of a noninfected pseudocyst has proven to be safe, with results comparable to the conventional open technique. However, the long-term success rate is still unknown...
  43. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt complications needing shunt revision in children: a review of 5 years of experience with 48 revisions
    Rajendra K Ghritlaharey
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, Gandhi Medical College and Associated, Kamla Nehru and Hamidia Hospitals Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Afr J Paediatr Surg 9:32-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to review the management of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt complications in children...
  44. ncbi Simultaneous endoscopic third ventriculostomy and ventriculoperitoneal shunt for infantile hydrocephalus
    Kyu Won Shim
    Department of Neurosurgery, Severance Children s Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:443-51. 2008
    We analyzed a series of consecutive hydrocephalic infants treated with implantation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) and endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) simultaneously.
  45. ncbi Coiling and migration of peritoneal catheter into the breast: a very rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    Sajad Shafiee
    Department of Neurosurgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Childs Nerv Syst 27:1499-501. 2011
    Upward migration of distal catheter of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt with coiling is very rare. Pseudocyst and galactorrhea are known breast-related complications...
  46. ncbi Migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the stomach, presenting with gastric bleeding
    J Y S Cheng
    Division of Neurosurgery, Surgical Department, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 149:1269-70. 2007
    ..We present an extremely rare complication after ventriculoperitoneal shunting. The peritoneal tube migrated into the stomach 8 months after the operation and patient presented with gastric bleeding...
  47. ncbi Reducing the incidence of infection in pediatric cerebrospinal fluid shunt operations
    K Rotim
    Department of Neurosurgery, KBC Zagreb, Croatia
    Childs Nerv Syst 13:584-7. 1997
    ..The incidence of shunt infection decreased, with a per patient rate of 8% and a per procedure rate of 5.3%. The majority of infections in our study were caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis, which was found in 22 (52.3%) patients...
  48. ncbi Predictors of ventriculoperitoneal shunt pathology
    D McClinton
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:593-7. 2001
    ..The combination of fever and ventricular fluid neutrophils > 10% is predictive of shunt infection...
  49. ncbi Intra-abdominal pressure: the neglected variable in selecting the ventriculoperitoneal shunt for treating hydrocephalus
    Juan Sahuquillo
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurotraumatology, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Neurosurgery 62:143-9; discussion 149-50. 2008
    ....
  50. ncbi Early ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement after severe aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: role of intraventricular hemorrhage and shunt function
    Dong Hun Kang
    Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea 700 721
    Neurosurgery 66:904-8; discussion 908-9. 2010
    ....
  51. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt complications in hydrocephalus patients with intracranial tumors: an analysis of relevant risk factors
    G Kesava Reddy
    Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, 1501 Kings Highway, P O Box 33932, Shreveport, LA 71103 33932, USA
    J Neurooncol 103:333-42. 2011
    ..Patients with intracranial tumors who underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement for hydrocephalus from October 1990 to October 2009 were included in this study...
  52. ncbi Endoscopic third ventriculostomy versus ventriculoperitoneal shunt in the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus due to posterior fossa tumors in children
    Nasser M F El-Ghandour
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 81 Nasr Road, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
    Childs Nerv Syst 27:117-26. 2011
    This study compares endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) in the treatment of pediatric patients with marked obstructive hydrocephalus due to midline posterior fossa tumors.
  53. ncbi Erosive bladder perforation as a complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt with extrusion from the urethral meatus: case report and literature review
    Garrett D Pohlman
    Division of Urology, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 47:223-6. 2011
    ..The authors discuss other reported cases of perforation by a VP shunt, potential mechanisms, and considerations for management of this rare complication...
  54. ncbi Abdominal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pseudocyst presented with inferior vena caval obstruction and hydronephrosis
    Gilberto Ka Kit Leung
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:1243-5. 2010
    ..A large pseudocyst may exert a significant pressure effect, but vascular or urological symptoms are extremely rare. We report an unusual case of a CSF pseudocyst causing inferior vena caval and ureteric obstruction...
  55. ncbi Rectal penetration by a disconnected ventriculoperitoneal shunt tube: an unusual complication
    H S Chen
    Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung
    Chang Gung Med J 23:180-4. 2000
    ..If there is no obvious peritoneal sign, this kind of patient can be conservatively treated after colonoscopic removal of the tube. However, if peritonitis develops, laparotomy should be performed for further evaluation and treatment...
  56. ncbi Ascites in ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    Raj Kumar
    Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences and King George s Medical College, Lucknow, U P India
    Indian J Pediatr 70:859-64. 2003
    ..Four children developing ascites/abdominal psuedocyst following ventriculoperitoneal shunt were analyzed to see the factors responsible for such complication.
  57. ncbi In-hospital mortality rates after ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedures in the United States, 1998 to 2000: relation to hospital and surgeon volume of care
    Edward R Smith
    Neurosurgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Neurosurg 100:90-7. 2004
    ..The authors used a population-based national hospital discharge database to examine the relationship between annual hospital and surgeon volume of VP shunt surgery in pediatric patients and in-hospital mortality rates...
  58. ncbi Appendectomy for appendicitis in patients with a prior ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    Andrew R Barina
    Saint Louis University Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Surg Res 141:40-4. 2007
    ..Whether the risk of postoperative complications is increased in these patients is unknown. We sought to determine the clinical course of patients with ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts who undergo appendectomy for appendicitis...
  59. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt dysfunction in a patient presenting with neurogenic pulmonary edema. Case report
    Thomas Hofstetter
    Department of Neurosurgery, Kantonsspital, Aarau, Switzerland
    J Neurosurg 106:701-3. 2007
    The authors report on a patient with dysfunction of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt who presented with two episodes of neurogenic pulmonary edema within the space of a few months. The edema resolved on correction of the shunt dysfunction...
  60. ncbi Early onset tension pneumocephalus following ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion for normal pressure hydrocephalus: a case report
    Wissam Barada
    Neurology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 111:300-2. 2009
    ..We report a patient who developed an acute subdural tension pneumocephalus within 1 day following placement of a v.p. shunt for normal pressure hydrocephalus as a complication from shunt surgery...
  61. ncbi Palliative ventriculoperitoneal shunt in a pediatric patient with recurrent metastatic medulloblastoma
    Deborah Schiff
    Department of Hematology Oncology, Rady Children s Hospital San Diego, San Diego, California 92123, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:391-3. 2009
    ..Yet for some patients with LM spread and ICH, VP shunting may improve their quality of life, although their prognosis remains poor...
  62. ncbi Ventriculoperitoneal shunt of continuous flow vs valvular shunt for treatment of hydrocephalus in adults
    Julio Sotelo
    Divisions of Research and Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico, CP 14269 Mexico City, Mexico
    Surg Neurol 63:197-203; discussion 203. 2005
    ..Here, we show the long-term performance of the SCF in adult patients with hydrocephalus secondary to a comprehensive variety of neurological disorders...
  63. ncbi Acute intraoperative neurogenic pulmonary edema during endoscopic ventriculoperitoneal shunt revision
    Galina Davidyuk
    Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and PainMedicine, Childrens Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachussets 02115, USA
    Anesth Analg 110:594-5. 2010
    ..of fulminant intraoperative neurogenic pulmonary edema in a 21-yr-old man undergoing an endoscopic ventriculoperitoneal shunt revision...
  64. ncbi Outcome of ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement in Grade IV tubercular meningitis with hydrocephalus: a retrospective analysis in 95 patients. Clinical article
    Umesh Srikantha
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:176-83. 2009
    ....
  65. ncbi Streptococcus suis meningitis with ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection and spondylodiscitis
    Hung Chin Tsai
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung and National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 104:948-50. 2005
    ..We report a 55-year-old bedridden man with S. suis meningitis complicated with ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection and lumbar spine spondylodiscitis...
  66. ncbi Epidemiology, prevention and management of ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections in children
    Julia Prusseit
    Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Bonn, DE 53113 Bonn, Germany
    Pediatr Neurosurg 45:325-36. 2009
    ..Considerable personnel and financial resources have been devoted to its diagnosis and treatment. This article reviews the current literature and includes suggestions for the prevention, diagnosis and management of VPS infections...
  67. ncbi Anesthetic management of laparoscopic surgery in a patient with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    Ying Ming Wang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, No 386, Ta chung 1st Rd, Kaohsiung 813, Taiwan, R O C
    Acta Anaesthesiol Sin 41:85-8. 2003
    ..Therefore, it is not a surprising event that a patient with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is scheduled for a laparoscopic surgery under anesthesia...
  68. ncbi Pericallosal artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to endoscopic-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement. Case report
    R Shane Tubbs
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Neurosurg 105:140-2. 2006
    ..pseudoaneurysm developed following the endoscopic insertion of a ventricular catheter as part of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement procedure. Significant intraventricular bleeding signaled vascular injury...
  69. ncbi Prediction of ventriculoperitoneal shunt dependency in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
    Michael Chan
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Neurosurg 110:44-9. 2009
    ..Based on identified risk factors for external ventricular drain (EVD) challenge failure, the authors sought to determine the likelihood that a patient will require a permanent shunt...
  70. ncbi Tension pneumoventricle after placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a novel treatment strategy. Case report
    Richard G Perrin
    Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurosurg 102:386-8. 2005
    A case of pneumoventricle following insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus is described. The pneumoventricle was associated with significant morbidity, which improved with treatment...
  71. ncbi Intracerebral hemorrhage secondary to ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion--four case reports
    Kouichi Misaki
    Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
    Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 50:76-9. 2010
    ..Bleeding was attributable to venous occlusion due to intraoperative manipulation in Group 1, and to the vulnerability of brain tissue induced by a primary brain disease in Group 2...
  72. ncbi Laparoscopically assisted peritoneal shunt insertion in hydrocephalus: a prospective controlled study
    F Schubert
    Department of Surgery, Oberschwabenklinik, St Elisabeth Hospital, Ravensburg, Germany
    Surg Endosc 19:1588-91. 2005
    ..This study aimed to compare laparoscopically assisted peritoneal catheter placement with the conventional minilaparotomy technique...
  73. ncbi Endoscopic third ventriculostomy: an outcome analysis of primary cases and procedures performed after ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction
    Donncha F O'Brien
    Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Liverpool Children s Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    J Neurosurg 103:393-400. 2005
    ..The authors analyzed the role of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) as a primary treatment for hydrocephalus and also as an alternative to shunt revision for malfunctioning and infected ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts...
  74. ncbi Abdominal seeding of an atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor of the pineal gland along a ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter
    Barbara Ingold
    Acta Neuropathol 111:56-9. 2006
  75. ncbi Blindness following ventriculoperitoneal shunt block in a child with spinal dysraphism: case report
    B B Shehu
    Neurosurgical Unit, Department of Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
    East Afr Med J 82:106-7. 2005
    ..He had repair of myelomeningocele early in life and later had insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus after the repair...
  76. ncbi Bowel perforation and transanal protrusion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter
    B Akcora
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Medicine, Hatay, Turkey
    Pediatr Neurosurg 42:129-31. 2006
  77. ncbi Lower end of ventriculoperitoneal shunt embedding in liver parenchyma
    Naveen Chitkara
    Neurol India 52:405. 2004
  78. ncbi Laparoscopic surgery in a patient with ventriculoperitoneal shunt: monitoring of shunt function with transcranial Doppler
    J Ravaoherisoa
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Hôpital Notre Dame de bon secours, Paris, France
    Br J Anaesth 92:434-7. 2004
    ..Shunt function was not altered by pneumoperitoneum, except during transient episodes of high intra-abdominal pressure. The role of TCD monitoring during laparoscopic procedures in patients with cerebrospinal fluid shunt is discussed...
  79. ncbi Laparoscopic procedures in adults with ventriculoperitoneal shunts
    Faisal Al-Mufarrej
    Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 15:28-9. 2005
    Until recently, the presence of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) was considered an absolute contraindication to laparoscopy. In some cases, intraabdominal insufflation causes a rapid, sustained increase in intracranial pressure (ICP)...
  80. ncbi Trigeminal neuralgia secondary to Chiari's malformation--treatment with ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    Kanna Gnanalingham
    Department of Neurosurgery, Royal London Hospital, London E1 1B8, UK
    Surg Neurol 63:586-8; discussion 588-9. 2005
    ..Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is most commonly related to vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve. Trigeminal neuralgia associated with Chiari's malformation and associated hydrocephalus are rare...
  81. ncbi Gait disorder is the cardinal sign of normal pressure hydrocephalus: a case study
    John J Fraser
    USS Enterprise, Norfolk, VA, USA
    J Neurosci Nurs 39:132-4, 192. 2007
    ..A ventriculoperitoneal shunt was then inserted in the patient, and during a 1-year period his symptoms gradually improved...
  82. ncbi Laparoscopic management of complicated ventriculoperitoneal shunts
    S Jain
    Sir Hurkisondas Nurrottumdas Hospital and Research Centre, Padmashri Gordhanbapa Chowk, Raja Rammohan Roy Road, Mumbai 400 004, India
    Neurol India 51:269-70. 2003
    ..of the catheter and formation of a cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst are both rare complications of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Traditionally, each condition is treated by a formal laparotomy...
  83. ncbi Bowel perforation secondary to ventriculoperitoneal shunt: case report and clinical analysis
    F Zhou
    Department of Neurosurgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People s Republic of China
    J Int Med Res 35:926-9. 2007
    ..This article describes a case of bowel perforation associated with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt inserted in an 8-month-old male infant for meningocoele and hydrocephalus...
  84. pmc A laparoscopic technique for retrieval and prevention of migration of ventriculoperitoneal shunt tubing
    Vanessa M Klee
    Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    JSLS 13:101-3. 2009
    ..Laparoscopy was again used to reposition the shunt and affix it to the abdominal wall by using polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) mesh...
  85. ncbi Low-dose nonenhanced head CT protocol for follow-up evaluation of children with ventriculoperitoneal shunt: reduction of radiation and effect on image quality
    U K Udayasankar
    Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 29:802-6. 2008
    ..The purpose of our study was to evaluate if an unenhanced low-dose head CT could consistently provide acceptable image quality and diagnostic information...
  86. ncbi Intracranial hypertension caused by a depressed skull fracture resulting in superior sagittal sinus thrombosis in a pediatric patient: treatment with ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion
    Jonathan A Forbes
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 9557, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:23-8. 2010
    ..Primary surgical treatment for the symptomatic patient in this setting traditionally involves elevation of the fracture, which often carries significant associated morbidity...
  87. ncbi Spontaneous extrusion of migrated ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter through chest wall: a case report
    Sachin A Borkar
    Department of Neurosurgery, AIIMS New Delhi, India
    Turk Neurosurg 18:95-8. 2008
    ..Extrusion of ventriculo-peritonea l(VP) shunt catheter is an unusual complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt Surgery...
  88. ncbi Rethinking the indications for the ventriculoperitoneal shunt tap
    Jonathan P Miller
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 1:435-8. 2008
    Tapping of a suspected malfunctioning ventriculoperitoneal shunt is usually easy, sometimes informative, but also potentially misleading...
  89. ncbi Peroral extrusion of ventriculoperitoneal shunt: case report and review of literature
    K Sridhar
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosciences Centre, Kolkata, India
    Neurol India 57:334-6. 2009
    ..The reported patient is younger than the five cases reported earlier. Strategies in the management of this complication are reviewed. An individualized approach is essential for the successful treatment of this rare complication...
  90. ncbi Large bowel obstruction and perforation secondary to endometriosis complicated by a ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    A Shaw
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Nottingham, Derby, UK
    Colorectal Dis 10:520-1. 2008
    ..We discuss the rarity of large bowel perforation and obstruction because of endometriosis, and the complications and management of VP shunts...
  91. ncbi 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...
  92. ncbi Transoral protrusion of a peritoneal catheter: a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt
    Moncef Berhouma
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neurology, Tunis, Tunisia
    Pediatr Neurosurg 44:169-71. 2008
    ..Bowel perforation is a serious complication of VP shunt surgery, leading sometimes to a fatal outcome...
  93. ncbi Laparoscopic removal of a foreign body in the pelvic cavity through one port using a flexible cholangioscope
    Nobuhiro Kurita
    Department of Surgery, University of Tokushima, Kuramoto cho 3 18 15, Tokushima, Japan
    Dig Surg 26:205-8. 2009
    ..We designed a method of laparoscopic removal through a single port 5 mm in diameter and a flexible cholangioscope...
  94. ncbi 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...
  95. ncbi Successful laparoscopic fundoplication in children with ventriculoperitoneal shunts
    T Kimura
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2, Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Surg Endosc 16:215. 2002
    ..The effect of a pneumoperitoneum in the VPS system remains controversial, however, the author emphasized that advanced laparoscopic surgery can be performed safely with creating a low pressure of a pneumoperitoneum...
  96. ncbi Long-term follow-up of shunting therapy
    J K Kang
    Department of Neurosurgery, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Childs Nerv Syst 15:711-7. 1999
    ..Multicenter and international studies will be easier with the development of a network, and it will give us a strong background to treat hydrocephalus...
  97. pmc Laparoscopic guidance or revision of ventriculoperitoneal shunts in children
    Sherman Yu
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, The Children s Hospital The University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado 80218, USA
    JSLS 10:122-5. 2006
    b>Ventriculoperitoneal shunt is the preferred treatment for hydrocephalus. Known complications include infection, obstruction, and disconnection with the fractured fragment migrating in the peritoneal cavity...
  98. ncbi CSF hydrothorax--VP shunt complication without displacement of a peritoneal catheter
    N Hadzikaric
    Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, King Fahd Hospital of the University, P O Box 40040, Al Khobar 31952 Saudi Arabia
    Childs Nerv Syst 18:179-82. 2002
    ..Intraperitoneal injection of contrast material followed by X-ray examination of fluid in the chest is a simple, safe, and reliable method of diagnosis when it is suspected...
  99. ncbi A single-incision laparoscopic technique for retrieval and replacement of disconnected ventriculoperitoneal shunt tubing found in the peritoneum
    C C Jackson
    Section of Pediatric Surgery, The University of Chicago Children s Hospital, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Pediatr Neurosurg 36:175-7. 2002
    ..The single-incision technique used here is technically feasible, allows excellent visualization of the peritoneal cavity and does not require any incisions beyond the previous one used for initial shunt insertion...
  100. pmc Ventriculoperitoneal shunt block: what are the best predictive clinical indicators?
    N P Barnes
    Department of Neurosurgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London WC1N 3JH, UK
    Arch Dis Child 87:198-201. 2002
    ..To evaluate the predictive value of symptoms, signs, and radiographic findings accompanying presumed ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt malfunction, by comparing presentation with operative findings and subsequent clinical course...
  101. ncbi Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus during pregnancy
    Laurent Riffaud
    Department of Neurosurgery, Pontchaillou University Hospital, Rennes, France
    Obstet Gynecol 108:801-4. 2006
    ..Endoscopic third ventriculostomy is an effective procedure for treating obstructive (noncommunicating) hydrocephalus as an alternative to ventricular shunt placement...

Research Grants26

  1. A novel in vitro model of thyroid ophthalmopathy
    Steven Feldon; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Epidemilogy of Parkinsonism in Welders
    Brad A Racette; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The cohort assembled will provide unique opportunities for future research projects into gene-environment interactions and exposure related neuroimaging changes. ..
  3. Detection and Quantification of Neonatal Intraventricular Hemorrhage
    Michael D Weiss; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..sequelae include cerebral palsy, seizures, posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (which may require a ventriculoperitoneal shunt), blindness, deafness, and cognitive impairment (Hintz and O'Shea 2008, Goldenberg and Jobe 2001)...
  4. Miniature Device to Promote Lung Development
    Douglas N Miniati; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..In preliminary experiments, a custom-designed, modified ventriculoperitoneal shunt valve was used to maintain a tracheal pressure of 6-8 mmHg, yet allow for efflux of lung fluid, in a ..
  5. Hydrocephalus: Reducing Catheter Failure and Improving Diagnostic Capabilities
    Thomas Clement; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..of ventricular shunting has remained essentially unchanged since the 1950's with placement of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) as the most common construct...
  6. In Vivo CSF Shunt Hydrodynamics in Hydrocephalus
    Marvin Bergsneider; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Documenting definitive evidence of the tuned-dynamic absorber model could have fundamental implications to all ICP disorders. ..
  7. A HEMODYNAMIC MODEL OF INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE DYNAMICS
    Marvin Bergsneider; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..An improved understanding of these disorders will offer new and better treatment modalities for millions of affected patients. ..
  8. In Vivo Imaging of Post-Traumatic Cerebral Amyloid Deposition
    Marvin Bergsneider; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. Hydrocephalus, Intracranial Pressure and Neurocognition
    David Frim; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..At the study conclusion, derived data should also practically affect the surgical choice of shunting products. ..
  10. Effect of vertebral endplate composition on disc health
    Frank Acosta; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. 131-1 3F8 FOR LEPTOMENINGEAL CANCERS
    Kim Kramer; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This study will be the basis for other regional therapies using radiolabeled-antibodies targeting tumor associated antigens for other CNS malignancies. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  12. Systemic perinatal insults disrupt neurodevelopment
    Shenandoah Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Insights into mechanisms underlying the disruption of perinatal neural development will lead to novel interventions to enhance neural development in neonates, and minimize neurologic deficits. ..
  13. C-Reactive Protein in Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonates
    Namasivayam Ambalavanan; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  14. Data Mining Based Noninvasive Intracranial Pressure Assessment
    Xiao Hu; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  15. Treating CNS malignancies with 131-I-8H9
    Kim Kramer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  16. World Workshop in Oral Medicine IV
    Peter Lockhart; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The proceedings will be published as evidence-based recommendations for best clinical practice in Oral Medicine as well as providing suggestions for future basic science and clinical research. ..
  17. Bacteremia from Dental Extraction vs. Oral Hygiene
    Peter Lockhart; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Additionally, we will have unique and critical data for the development of both future research and evidence-based guidelines concerning antibiotic prophylaxis for individuals currently felt to be at risk for DSI. ..
  18. MMP-2 in Neonatal Hypoxic Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling
    Namasivayam Ambalavanan; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  19. A Data Fusion Method for Bedside Monitoring of Lumped Cerebral Arterial Radii
    Xiao Hu; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. Decisionmaking in Pediatric Palliative Care
    JOHN FEUDTNER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  21. Catheter Dwell Time and Risk of Bloodstream Infections in Hospitalized Neonates
    Aaron M Milstone; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..This project will help to develop evidence-based strategies to prevent bloodstream infections among vulnerable infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit. ..
  22. Validation of Non-invasive Diagnosis of Hp
    John Snyder; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..pylori infection. Preliminary data will be obtained on the ability of the SAI to measure the severity of signs and symptoms based on endoscopic and histologic findings. ..
  23. Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury in Children
    Sabrina Heidemann; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results of this study may serve as the basis for a multicenter clinical trial. ..
  24. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Wallerian Degeneration in MS
    Khader Hasan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This tool will also help in the fusion of multi-modal MRI data for a robust segmentation of the subregions of CC and 1C. The DTI measures, after accounting for the age and gender dependence will be correlated with the clinical measures. ..
  25. GENETICS OF PARKINSON DISEASE IN THE AMISH
    Brad Racette; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. TRICCS: Targeting Inattention in Childhood Cancer Survivors
    Kristina Hardy; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Further, we predict that increases in working memory and attention from baseline to post-intervention will be of moderate effect size, and will be maintained at 3-month follow-up. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..