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Long-term follow-up of direct heart shunts in the management of hydrocephalus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12566843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors performed a retrospective review of clinical data on 60 patients treated with direct heart shunts (DHSs) for hydrocephalus at the Children's National Medical Center from 1976 to 1979. Mean shunt survival was 79 months. Rates of proximal revision and infection were comparable to those in previous shunt series. Distal revision rates were lower than those reported in previous ventriculoatrial shunt series. The DHS is an effective self-lengthening cerebrospinal fluid shunt that may be considered as a salvage technique in the challenging shunt-dependent patient.
Jonathan E Martin; Robert F Keating; Phillip H Cogen; Frank M Midgley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-04     Completed Date:  2003-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel
Division of Neurological Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / methods*
Child, Preschool
Equipment Failure
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Atria / surgery
Heart Ventricles / surgery
Hydrocephalus / etiology,  surgery*
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Patient Care Team
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  surgery
Retrospective Studies

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