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Semiz-Oysu Aslihan - - 2007
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate interventional radiological management of patients with symptomatic portal hypertension secondary to obstruction of splanchnic veins. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients, 15 males and 9 females, 0.75 to 79 years old (mean, 36.4 years), with symptomatic portal hypertension, secondary to splanchnic ...
Jha Deepak Kumar - - 2007
BACKGROUND: In recent years, ETV has been found to be effective in patients with TBMH; however, its precise selection criteria are yet to be established. We carried out this study to identify the factors affecting the outcome of ETV in TBMH. METHODS: Fourteen patients with TBMH (11 male patients and ...
Jang Gi Young - - 2007
To evaluate the short- and mid-term results and complications ensuing the transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Between October 1999 and December 2005, 117 patients (34 males and 83 females) underwent attempted percutaneous closure of PDA with a minimum diameter of more than 3 mm. Follow-up evaluations were conducted ...
Gupta Nalin - - 2007
OBJECT: The goal in this study was to determine the long-term effects of childhood hydrocephalus. METHODS: A patient-reported survey completed by 1953 participants was used to collect data in a subgroup of 1459 individuals who had been treated for hydrocephalus in childhood. Data on shunt complications, including total shunt revisions ...
Drake James M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Reports from relatively small series of pediatric patients predominantly from single centers have hampered accurate analysis of outcome from endoscopic third ventriculostomy. We combined patients from nine pediatric neurosurgery centers across Canada to obtain a better estimate of outcome and identify factors affecting success of the procedure. METHODS: Databases ...
Naruo Kouichirou - - 2007
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine any difference in hepatic enhancement values on dynamic multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) among three groups: noncirrhotic patients and cirrhotic patients with and without a large portosystemic shunt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A group of 20 noncirrhotic patients (group A), 43 cirrhotic ...
Vacca Vincent - - 2007
Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) is characterized by a classic triad of symptoms including dementia, urinary incontinence, and gait disturbance. INPH is clinically diagnosed in most patients during the sixth or seventh decade of life. Many older adults are incorrectly diagnosed with disorders such as Parkinson's disease and dementia when ...
Sciubba Daniel M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Antibiotic-impregnated shunt (AIS) systems have been designed to prevent the colonization of shunt components by skin flora that occurs at surgery. Although such systems may decrease the incidence of early shunt infections (those occurring within 6 months of shunt placement), it is unclear if such exposure to prolonged antibiotics ...
Goodwin C Rory - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Long-term anticoagulation is often considered a contraindication to shunt surgery for elderly patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). However, no studies have investigated this question. METHODS: We evaluated 25 patients who were taking warfarin for NPH between 2001 and 2004 with a protocol of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure monitoring ...
Wang Jou-Kou - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the acute and follow-up results of transcatheter closure of moderate to large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with the Amplatzer duct occluder. METHODS: Between April 2000 and June 2005, 237 patients underwent attempted transcatheter closure of PDA, of whom Amplatzer duct occluder was used in 68 patients with ...
Parry A - - 2007
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) is a neurodegenerative disease that principally affects young people and has a median duration of illness of 13 (range 6-39) months. vCJD is incurable and there are currently no treatments that conclusively slow the rate of disease progression. However, recent animal studies and isolated case reports ...
Kahlon Babar - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of patients with suspected normal pressure hydrocephalus at 6 months and 5 years after shunt surgery. METHODS: Seventy-five patients (mean age, 72.5 6 9 yr), with normal pressure hydrocephalus symptoms were included. Fifty-four patients with positive lumbar infusion and/or cerebrospinal fluid tap tests received a ...
Gangemi M - - 2007
OBJECTS: This study was made to define the mechanism of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in the various forms of hydrocephalus. METHODS: One hundred and forty patients with various forms of hydrocephalus treated by ETV are reviewed. The series includes 75 cases (53.5%) of triventricular obstructive hydrocephalus (group 1), 20 (14.3%) ...
Peretta Paola - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to retrospectively evaluate a series of consecutive patients affected by post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus in prematurity, treated with an implant of an Ommaya reservoir followed by ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt and/or endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) to evaluate the safety and efficacy of these treatment options in ...
Kilic K - - 2007
We studied retrospectively the effectiveness of the repeated lumbar CSF tap test (RTT), lumbar external CSF drainage (LED) and radioisotope cisternography (RIC) in predicting the outcome of shunt surgery, as well as the diagnostic and prognostic value of periventricular hyperintensity (PVH) and of the classic clinical triad in normal pressure ...
Vanhaesebrouck Sophie - - 2007
A patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is common among preterms, and prophylactic medical treatment has been advocated as the first-line approach. Conservative treatment may result in similar outcome, but without exposure to the harmful side effects of medication. A retrospective analysis revealed a ductal closure rate of 94% after conservative treatment ...
Rekate Harold L - - 2007
OBJECT: The recently described condition of longstanding overt ventriculomegaly in adults (LOVA) has not been defined in terms of the need for intervention, timing of intervention, and ideal treatment. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the role of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in the treatment of LOVA. METHODS: ...
Das Sukanta Kr - - 2007
This study has been carried out in the department of paediatric surgery, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, with an aim to prognosticate the postoperative outcome of the patients of hydrocephalus following tuberculous meningitis after placement of ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Amongst various variables, clinical grading at the time of operation was thought ...
Husain M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Various approaches including endoscopy have been used for the treatment of intraventricular and cisternal NCC. We present our technique of Neuro-endoscopic management of intraventricular NCC. METHODS: Twenty-one cases, 13 females and 8 males (age range 12-50 years; mean, 25.7 years), of intraventricular NCC [lateral (n = 6), third (n ...
Vinchon M - - 2007
The transition from child to adult is a growing concern in neurosurgery. Data documenting long-term follow-up are necessary to define this population's healthcare needs. In order to evaluate the problems posed by the child-to-adult transition in neurosurgery, we have studied the neurological, functional and social outcome of patients treated in ...
Meling Torstein R - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: A single-center, retrospective study was performed to evaluate the effect of audit on the patient selection for endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 01.01.99 and 07.31.01, 134 patients underwent ETV (group 1). During this period, there was no consensus within the neurosurgical community as to patient selection ...
Benzagmout Mohammed - - 2007
Neurosarcoidosis is generally expressed by various symptoms; it is exceptionally revealed by hydrocephalus. We report a 27-year-old African man hospitalized with acute neurological deterioration due to hydrocephalus. The treatment consisted of ventriculostomy and corticosteroid therapy; however a permanent shunt was not required. After six months of follow-up, the patient had ...
Bonhomme Vincent - - 2007
This study aimed at investigating the Bispectral Index (BIS) profile during carotid cross clamping (CXC). The study involved a pilot group of 10 patients undergoing routine carotid endarterectomy with shunt insertion under total intravenous anesthesia, and a study group of 26 additional patients. In all patients, rates of propofol and ...
Echenne Bernard - - 2006
Sepiapterin reductase deficiency has recently been recognized as a treatable, inborn error of pterin metabolism. This investigation is the first long-term clinical study demonstrating impressive positive, long-term effects of treatment in two cases of sepiapterin reductase deficiency after 2 and 5 years of treatment respectively. The two patients were not ...
Thanopoulos Basil Vasilios D - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of device closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) versus antiplatelet therapy in patients with cryptogenic stroke (CS). BACKGROUND: There are no controlled data to support the therapeutic value of PFO closure with a device compared to medical ...
Bachet Jean-Baptiste - - 2007
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Portosystemic shunting, whether surgical or transjugular intrahepatic, has been a cornerstone of therapy for Budd-Chiari syndrome. However, the long-term impact of shunt dysfunction remains unknown. We have assessed this long-term impact in patients with surgical shunting. METHODS: Thirty-nine consecutive patients operated on between 1978 and 2000 were analyzed using ...
Munch Tina Noergaard - - 2007
AIM: To evaluate the infusion test as a diagnostic tool behind the choice of intervention in pediatric hydrocephalus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intracranial pressure (ICP) measurement and infusion test were performed intraventricularly, by lumbar route, or combined in 40 consecutive children as a part of the standard diagnostic program in 1996-1999. ...
Takahashi Yoshio - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Infants with obstructive hydrocephalus who were under 9 months old were initially treated by neuroendoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) after evaluation with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The clinical course and long-term outcome of these infants were examined. The outcome was also compared with that of similar infants who received ventriculoperitoneal ...
Harrod-Kim Paul - - 2006
PURPOSE: Currently there is no consensus regarding a target portosystemic gradient (PSG) after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation for the treatment of refractory ascites. The goal of this study was to examine whether the PSG after TIPS creation is predictive of subsequent mortality risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review ...
Mocco J - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) is characterized by a classic clinical triad of symptoms, including dementia, urinary incontinence, and gait disturbance. Recent work has demonstrated that the maximal midbrain anteroposterior (AP) diameter is significantly smaller in patients with INPH than in healthy, age-matched controls. The current study was undertaken ...
Dahm Johannes B - - 2006
PURPOSE: To report our experience with excimer laser-facilitated recanalization of acute and subacute thrombotic occlusions of hemodialysis shunts. METHODS: Twenty-one patients (16 women; mean age 54+/-19 years, range 31-76) presented with acute and subacute thrombotic occlusions of their hemodialysis shunts (4 Cimino, 17 prosthetic; 18 forearm, 3 upper arm); mean ...
O'Brien Donncha F - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to determine whether endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has a role in the management of obstructive hydrocephalus in aetiologies other than idiopathic aqueduct stenosis (AS) in infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In addition to reviewing the literature, we performed a retrospective analysis of our endoscopy database, which was ...
Rössle M - - 2006
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate results and clinical outcome of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) after implantation of a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent graft. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The stent graft was used in 112 patients with higher risk of primary (i.e. patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome) or secondary shunt failure (patients with occlusion ...
Benachi Alexandra - - 2006
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to describe a prognostic classification for prenatally diagnosed sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT). METHODS: Charts from 44 fetuses were reviewed. Three groups were defined as follows: group A--tumor diameter less than 10 cm, absent or mild vascularity and slow growth; group B--diameter 10 cm or ...
Koch-Wiewrodt Dorothee - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Patient's age and etiology of hydrocephalus are the most important factors influencing the success rate of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). Failure rates are reported to be particularly high in the first year of age. On the basis of our own data and a metaanalysis of the literature, we try ...
Behera Sarina K - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to report our experience using the Amplatzer Duct Occluder (ADO) for occlusion of significant coronary artery fistulae (CAF). BACKGROUND: Transcatheter closure of CAF with coils is well described. Use of newer devices may offer advantages such as improved control of device placement, use ...
Carr Caitlin E - - 2006
PURPOSE: To assess ultrasound (US) surveillance of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)-covered stents in transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Procedural data, including stent size and portosystemic gradients (PSG) before and after creation of TIPS, were obtained retrospectively in 55 patients (33 men, 22 women). Chart review provided clinical information, ...
Sundine Michael J - - 2006
Craniofacial surgeons are rarely presented patients with extreme hydrocephalic macrocephaly due to early diagnosis and treatment of the hydrocephalus. Macrocephaly can significantly limit or prohibit mobility, hygiene and can drastically change lifestyle and developmental issues. The authors herein report on four consecutive total cranial vault reduction cranioplasty procedures for correction ...
Söderman Michael - - 2006
OBJECT: The aim of this study was to assess the clinical efficacy of gamma knife surgery (GKS) in the treatment of dural arteriovenous shunts (DAVSs). METHODS: From a database of more than 1600 patients with intracranial arteriovenous shunts that had been treated with GKS, the authors retrospectively and prospectively identified ...
ADA Kinasha, JF Kahamba, ...
Background: From the few reports available, VP shunt surgery in sub- Saharan Africa is associated with significant complications. This study was aimed at establishing the pattern, causes and frequency of complications of VPS in Tanzania. Methods: Sixty five of the 102 children with hydrocephalus treated with ventriculoperitoneal shunts between January ...
Khairy Paul - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The risk of systemic thromboemboli associated with transvenous leads in the presence of an intracardiac shunt is currently unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: To define this risk, we conducted a multicenter, retrospective cohort study of 202 patients with intracardiac shunts: Sixty-four had transvenous leads (group 1), 56 had epicardial leads ...
Cua Clifford L - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Previous publications using nonconcurrent series of patients indicate improved survival for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) undergoing stage I palliation with a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit (NW-RVPA) vs. a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (NW-BT). We compared postoperative outcomes in a concurrent series of patients with HLHS ...
Hidajat Nico - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective double-blind and randomized study was to assess whether intraluminal brachytherapy of de novo transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) can prevent significant shunt stenosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty patients with portal hypertension due to liver cirrhosis were enrolled. In the irradiation group of 20 patients, ...
Amarapurkar Deepak N - - 2006
In refractory ascites/hydrothorax (RA), uncovered transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is shown to be superior to large-volume therapeutic paracentesis (LVP) for long-term control of ascites, but at a cost of increased risk of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Use of covered TIPS has shown to improve shunt patency rate over uncovered TIPS. ...
Kombogiorgas D - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To determine if operative factors correlate with success of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in the treatment of hydrocephalus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ETV procedure video of 33 hydrocephalic children was reviewed. Mean age at operation was 76 months (range: 1-196). Success was defined as no need for shunt in ...
Vinchon Matthieu - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Shunt infection (SI) is an enduring problem in pediatric neurosurgery. Its occurrence is variable in the different series that were published, according to the definition retained. In addition, long-term data, which could help to evaluate the incidence of delayed SI, as well as the developmental outcome after SI, are ...
Cakan M - - 2006
The aim of this study was to report feasibility, benefit and complications of superselective transcatheter autologous clot embolizations and duplex sonography-guided compression therapy in four patients with delayed post-traumatic high-flow priapism. Medical records of four consecutive patients diagnosed with delayed post-traumatic high-flow priapism (arterial priapism) were reviewed. High-flow priapism occurred ...
Masura Jozef - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Immediate-, short-, and intermediate-term results of percutaneous patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure using Amplatzer duct occluders are excellent. However, long-term results have not yet been reported to date. METHODS: Between September 1996 and April 2002, 64 consecutive patients having isolated PDA with minimal diameter of > or =2 mm ...
Akyuz M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The incidence of chronic hydrocephalus requiring shunt placement is a well-known and common complication of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). It was suggested that fenestration of the lamina terminalis (LT) during microsurgery for aSAH may be associated with a reduced rate of shunt-dependent chronic hydrocephalus (SDCH). We analyzed that, fenestrations ...
Vinchon Matthieu - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The peritoneum is the preferred site for insertion of shunts used for the treatment of hydrocephalus. Bowel perforation by peritoneal catheters (BPPC) is a rare but devastating complication. Its pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment are debated. METHODS: Retrospective review of cases of BPPC in a series of 1956 patients having ...
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