Tubes inserted to create communication between a cerebral ventricle and the internal jugular vein. Their emplacement permits draining of cerebrospinal fluid for relief of hydrocephalus or other condition leading to fluid accumulation in the ventricles.
Excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cranium which may be associated with dilation of cerebral ventricles, INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; HEADACHE; lethargy; URINARY INCONTINENCE; and ATAXIA.
A watery fluid that is continuously produced in the CHOROID PLEXUS and circulates around the surface of the BRAIN; SPINAL CORD; and in the CEREBRAL VENTRICLES.
A form of compensated hydrocephalus characterized clinically by a slowly progressive gait disorder (see GAIT DISORDERS, NEUROLOGIC), progressive intellectual decline, and URINARY INCONTINENCE. Spinal fluid pressure tends to be in the high normal range. This condition may result from processes which interfere with the absorption of CSF including SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, chronic MENINGITIS, and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp631-3)
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)
Manometric pressure of the CEREBROSPINAL FLUID as measured by lumbar, cerebroventricular, or cisternal puncture. Within the cranial cavity it is called INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE.
The space between the arachnoid membrane and PIA MATER, filled with CEREBROSPINAL FLUID. It contains large blood vessels that supply the BRAIN and SPINAL CORD.
Four CSF-filled (see CEREBROSPINAL FLUID) cavities within the cerebral hemispheres (LATERAL VENTRICLES), in the midline (THIRD VENTRICLE) and within the PONS and MEDULLA OBLONGATA (FOURTH VENTRICLE).
Hexameric extracellular matrix glycoprotein transiently expressed in many developing organs and often re-expressed in tumors. It is present in the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as in smooth muscle and tendons. (From Kreis & Vale, Guidebook to the Extracellular Matrix and Adhesion Proteins, 1993, p93)
Bleeding into the intracranial or spinal SUBARACHNOID SPACE, most resulting from INTRACRANIAL ANEURYSM rupture. It can occur after traumatic injuries (SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, TRAUMATIC). Clinical features include HEADACHE; NAUSEA; VOMITING, nuchal rigidity, variable neurological deficits and reduced mental status.
Macromolecular organic compounds that contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and usually, sulfur. These macromolecules (proteins) form an intricate meshwork in which cells are embedded to construct tissues. Variations in the relative types of macromolecules and their organization determine the type of extracellular matrix, each adapted to the functional requirements of the tissue. The two main classes of macromolecules that form the extracellular matrix are: glycosaminoglycans, usually linked to proteins (proteoglycans), and fibrous proteins (e.g., COLLAGEN; ELASTIN; FIBRONECTINS; and LAMININ).
Surgery performed on the pregnant woman for conditions associated with pregnancy, labor, or the puerperium. It does not include surgery of the newborn infant.
Congenital, or rarely acquired, herniation of meningeal and spinal cord tissue through a bony defect in the vertebral column. The majority of these defects occur in the lumbosacral region. Clinical features include PARAPLEGIA, loss of sensation in the lower body, and incontinence. This condition may be associated with the ARNOLD-CHIARI MALFORMATION and HYDROCEPHALUS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp35-6)
A surgical specialty concerned with the treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral and sympathetic nervous system.
Congenital defects of closure of one or more vertebral arches, which may be associated with malformations of the spinal cord, nerve roots, congenital fibrous bands, lipomas, and congenital cysts. These malformations range from mild (e.g., SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA) to severe, including rachischisis where there is complete failure of neural tube and spinal cord fusion, resulting in exposure of the spinal cord at the surface. Spinal dysraphism includes all forms of spina bifida. The open form is called SPINA BIFIDA CYSTICA and the closed form is SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34)
A condition associated with VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT and other congenital heart defects that allow the mixing of pulmonary and systemic circulation, increase blood flow into the lung, and subsequent responses to low oxygen in blood. This complex is characterized by progressive PULMONARY HYPERTENSION; HYPERTROPHY of the RIGHT VENTRICLE; CYANOSIS; and ERYTHROCYTOSIS.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
A condition marked by raised intracranial pressure and characterized clinically by HEADACHES; NAUSEA; PAPILLEDEMA, peripheral constriction of the visual fields, transient visual obscurations, and pulsatile TINNITUS. OBESITY is frequently associated with this condition, which primarily affects women between 20 and 44 years of age. Chronic PAPILLEDEMA may lead to optic nerve injury (see OPTIC NERVE DISEASES) and visual loss (see BLINDNESS).
Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.
Proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid, normally albumin and globulin present in the ratio of 8 to 1. Increases in protein levels are of diagnostic value in neurological diseases. (Brain and Bannister's Clinical Neurology, 7th ed, p221)
Any operation on the cranium or incision into the cranium. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The branch of surgery concerned with restoration, reconstruction, or improvement of defective, damaged, or missing structures.
Polymeric materials (usually organic) of large molecular weight which can be shaped by flow. Plastic usually refers to the final product with fillers, plasticizers, pigments, and stabilizers included (versus the resin, the homogeneous polymeric starting material). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Mechanical devices that simulate the temporomandibular joints and jaws to which maxillary and mandibular casts are attached. The entire assembly attempts to reproduce the movements of the mandible and the various tooth-to-tooth relationships that accompany those movements.
Procedures used to reconstruct, restore, or improve defective, damaged, or missing structures.
Substances intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions. Included in this definition are skin creams, lotions, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, and deodorants, as well as any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition Office of Cosmetics Fact Sheet (web page) Feb 1995)
Tongues of skin and subcutaneous tissue, sometimes including muscle, cut away from the underlying parts but often still attached at one end. They retain their own microvasculature which is also transferred to the new site. They are often used in plastic surgery for filling a defect in a neighboring region.
Transverse sectioning and repositioning of the maxilla. There are three types: Le Fort I osteotomy for maxillary advancement or the treatment of maxillary fractures; Le Fort II osteotomy for the treatment of maxillary fractures; Le Fort III osteotomy for the treatment of maxillary fractures with fracture of one or more facial bones. Le Fort III is often used also to correct craniofacial dysostosis and related facial abnormalities. (From Dorland, 28th ed, p1203 & p662)

Treatment of hydrocephalus secondary to cryptococcal meningitis by use of shunting. (1/310)

Hydrocephalus can be associated with increased morbidity and mortality in cryptococcal meningitis if left untreated. Both ventriculoperitoneal and ventriculoatrial shunting have been used in persons with cryptococcosis complicated by hydrocephalus, but the indications for and complications, success, and timing of these interventions are not well known. To this end, we reviewed the clinical courses of 10 non-human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with hydrocephalus secondary to cryptococcal meningitis who underwent shunting procedures. Nine of 10 patients who underwent shunting had noticeable improvement in dementia and gait. Two patients required late revision of their shunts. Shunt placement in eight patients with acute infection did not disseminate cryptococcal infection into the peritoneum or bloodstream, nor did shunting provide a nidus from which Cryptococcus organisms proved difficult to eradicate. Shunting procedures are a safe and effective therapy for hydrocephalus in patients with cryptococcal meningitis and need not be delayed until patients are mycologically cured.  (+info)

Link between the CSF shunt and achievement in adults with spina bifida. (2/310)

OBJECTIVES: A few enterprising adults with shunt treated spina bifida live independently in the community, have a job in competitive employment, and drive to work in their own car. By contrast others with similar disability but lacking their motivation remain dependent on care and supervision. The aim of this study was to identify events in the history of their shunt which may have influenced their subsequent achievement. METHODS: Between June 1963 and January 1971 117 babies born in East Anglia with open spina bifida had their backs closed regardless of the severity of their condition. When reviewed in 1997 every case was ascertained. Sixty had died and the 57 survivors had a mean age of 30. These were assigned to two groups: achievers and non-achievers, according to their attainments in independence, employment, and use of a car. RESULTS: Of the 57 survivors nine had no shunt and eight of these were achievers. All were of normal intelligence (IQ>/=80) and only one was severely disabled. Of the 48 with shunts only 20 were achievers (OR 11.2, 95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.3-96.8). Lack of achievement in these 48 was associated with revisions of the shunt, particularly when revisions were performed after the age of 2. Sixteen patients had never required a revision and 11 (69%) were achievers; 10 had had revisions only during infancy and five (50%) were achievers; 22 had had revisions after their second birthday and only four (18%) were achievers (p<0.001). Elective revisions were not performed in this cohort and in 75% of patients revisions had been preceded by clear symptoms of raised intracranial pressure. CONCLUSION: Revisions of the shunt, particularly after the age of 2, are associated with poor long term achievement in adults with spina bifida.  (+info)

Effect of cerebrospinal fluid shunting on experimental syringomyelia: magnetic resonance imaging and histological findings. (3/310)

The histological changes associated with syringomyelia after reduction of the syrinx size were investigated after cerebrospinal fluid shunting in experimental syringomyelia in the rabbit. Five weeks after syringomyelia was induced by the injection of kaolin into the cisterna magna in Japanese white rabbits, ventriculosubgaleal shunting or syringoepidural shunting were performed. After 1 week magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and histological examination were then carried out. Five of 11 shunted animals showed postoperative reduction of syrinx size on MR imaging. Grossly, some specimens showed cavity collapse and parenchymal healing, and others showed a small residual syrinx in the dorsal horn. The most dramatic histological changes occurred in the gray matter. Specimens with syrinx collapse showed rarefaction and tearing of the gray matter, with mild glial reaction. The edematous gray matter showed both degeneration and regeneration, with neuronal processes surrounded by edema fluid. Reactive astrocytes were observed mainly at the margin of the residual syrinx. Some astrocytic processes invested the extraaxonal space and gray matter lacked supportive tissue. Greater reduction of the syrinx after shunting operation was correlated with more regeneration and less degeneration, and the white matter was edematous and histological changes were milder. Syrinx shrinkage occurred after shunting in this experimental model of syringomyelia. The selective vulnerability of gray matter even after shunting may explain discrepancies between imaging findings and clinical features in this disease. The study supports the potential benefit from early treatment, considering the associated morphological findings of regeneration.  (+info)

Specific patterns of cognitive impairment in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus and Alzheimer's disease: a pilot study. (4/310)

OBJECTIVES: Eleven patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) were selected from an initial cohort of 43 patients. The patients with NPH fell into two distinctive subgroups: preshunt, group 1 (n=5) scored less than 24 on the mini mental state examination (MMSE) and were classified as demented and group 2 (n=6) scored 24 or above on the MMSE and were classified as non-demented. METHODS: All patients were neuropsychologically assessed on two occasions: preshunt and then again 6 months postshunt. Group 1 completed the mini mental state examination (MMSE) and the Kendrick object learning test (KOLT). In addition to the MMSE and KOLT, group 2 completed further tasks including verbal fluency and memory and attentional tasks from the CANTAB battery. Nine of the 11 patients also underwent postshunt MRI. RESULTS: Group 1, who, preshunt, performed in the dementing range on both the MMSE and KOLT, showed a significant postoperative recovery, with all patients now scoring within the normal non-demented range. Group 2, although showing no signs of dementia according to the MMSE and KOLT either preshunt or postshunt, did show a specific pattern of impairment on tests sensitive to frontostriatal dysfunction compared with healthy volunteers, and this pattern remained postoperatively. Importantly, this pattern is distinct from that exhibited by patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. Eight of the nine patterns of structural damage corresponded well to cognitive performance. CONCLUSIONS: These findings are useful for three main reasons: (1) they detail the structural and functional profile of impairment seen in NPH, (2) they demonstrate the heterogeneity found in this population and show how severity of initial cognitive impairment can affect outcome postshunt, and (3) they may inform and provide a means of monitoring the cognitive outcome of new procedures in shunt surgery.  (+info)

Dandy-Walker syndrome successfully treated with cystoperitoneal shunting--case report. (5/310)

A neonate presented with Dandy-Walker syndrome manifesting as a large posterior cranial fossa cyst, aplasia of the lower cerebellar vermis, and elevation of the confluence of the sinuses but without hydrocephalus. A cystoperitoneal shunt was placed at one month after birth. The cyst diminished in size, and marked development of the cerebellar hemispheres and descent of the confluence of sinuses were observed, but not vermis development. The primary pathology of Dandy-Walker syndrome is posterior cranial fossa cyst formation due to passage obstruction in the fourth ventricle exit area and aplasia of the lower cerebellar vermis. The first choice of treatment in patients with Dandy-Walker syndrome in whom the cerebral aqueduct is open is cystoperitoneal shunt surgery, regardless of the presence or absence of hydrocephalus.  (+info)

Prediction of effectiveness of shunting in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus by cerebral blood flow measurement and computed tomography cisternography. (6/310)

Measurement of cerebral blood flow (CBF) and computed tomography (CT) cisternography were performed in 37 patients with a tentative diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) to predict their surgical outcome. The mean CBF of the whole brain was measured quantitatively by single photon emission computed tomography with technetium-99m-hexamethylpropylene amine oxime before surgery. The results of CT cisternography were classified into four patterns: type I, no ventricular stasis at 24 hours; type II, no ventricular stasis with delayed clearance of cerebral blush; type III, persistent ventricular stasis with prominent cerebral blush; type IV, persistent ventricular stasis with diminished cerebral blush and/or asymmetrical filling of the sylvian fissures. The mean CBF was significantly lower than that of age-matched controls (p < 0.005). Patients with a favorable outcome had a significantly higher mean CBF than patients with an unfavorable outcome (p < 0.005). Patients with the type I pattern did not respond to shunting. Some patients with type II and III patterns responded to shunting but improvement was unsatisfactory. Patients with type IV pattern responded well to shunting, and those with a mean CBF of 35 ml/100 g/min or over achieved a favorable outcome. The combination of CBF measurement and CT cisternography can improve the prediction of surgical outcome in patients with suspected NPH.  (+info)

MR imaging of the hippocampus in normal pressure hydrocephalus: correlations with cortical Alzheimer's disease confirmed by pathologic analysis. (7/310)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: MR studies have shown hippocampal atrophy to be a sensitive diagnostic feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, we measured the hippocampal volumes of patients with a clinical diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), a potentially reversible cause of dementia when shunted. Further, we examined the relationship between the hippocampal volumes and cortical AD pathologic findings, intracranial pressure, and clinical outcomes in cases of NPH. METHODS: We measured hippocampal volumes from 37 patients with a clinical diagnosis of NPH (27 control volunteers and 24 patients with AD). The patients with NPH underwent biopsy, and their clinical outcomes were followed for a year. RESULTS: Compared with those for control volunteers, the findings for patients with NPH included a minor left-side decrease in the hippocampal volumes (P < .05). Compared with those for patients with AD, the findings for patients with NPH included significantly larger hippocampi on both sides. Although not statistically significant, trends toward larger volumes were observed in patients with NPH who had elevated intracranial pressure, who benefited from shunting, and who did not display cortical AD pathologic findings. CONCLUSIONS: Measurements of hippocampal volumes among patients with a clinical diagnosis of NPH have clear clinical implications, providing diagnostic discrimination from AD and possibly prediction of clinical outcome after shunting.  (+info)

Indications for shunting in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus presenting with dementia and brain atrophy (atypical idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus). (8/310)

The indications for shunt operation in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus accompanied by brain atrophy (atypical idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: AINPH) were investigated in 25 patients who satisfied the diagnostic criteria and underwent ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting. All patients had no apparent history of intra- or extracranial disease; dementia and gait disturbance as the main complaints; moderate to severe cerebral atrophy and ventricular dilatation and at least periventricular low density around the anterior horn on computed tomography; normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure and filling of ventricles or cortical surface space with contrast medium at 24 hours on cisternography. The 15 male and 10 female patients were aged 47-83 years (mean 60.4 years). VP shunting was effective in 12 improved patients and not effective in 13 unimproved patients according to NPH grading. Pathological pressure wave on epidural pressure monitoring was observed in eight of 12 improved patients, but none of 13 unimproved patients. CSF outflow resistance was 35.33 +/- 11.16 mmHg/ml/min in improved patients and 9.12 +/- 3.51 mmHg/ml/min in unimproved patients. Preoperative serum alpha-1-antichymotrypsin value (alpha-1-ACT) was 42.02 +/- 8.64 mg/dl in improved patients and 61.72 +/- 11.03 mg/dl in unimproved patients. Alpha-1-ACT over 55 mg/dl occurred only in unimproved patients. Cerebral arteriovenous difference of oxygen content value (c-AVDO2) before and after surgery was 6.34 +/- 0.9 ml% and 5.91 +/- 0.78 ml% in improved patients and 4.75 +/- 1.85 ml% and 4.81 +/- 1.73 ml% in unimproved patients, respectively. The two cases with preoperative c-AVDO2 value over 8.5 ml% were both unimproved. Mean cerebral blood flow value before and after surgery was 23.51 +/- 4.20 ml/100 g/min and 45.22 +/- 8.11 ml/100 g/min in improved patients and 21.77 +/- 5.12 ml/100 g/min and 24.82 +/- 4.97 ml/100 g/min in unimproved patients, respectively. Cerebral atrophy in improved patients is caused by a cerebral circulation disturbance defined as a cerebral blood flow of penumbra or more due to cerebral arteriosclerosis, etc. A flow-chart of indications of shunt surgery for AINPH was prepared based on the results of the present study.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Pediatric hydrocephalus. T2 - Systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines. Part 4: Cerebrospinal fluid shunt or endoscopic third ventriculostomy for the treatment of hydrocephalus in children. AU - Limbrick, David D.. AU - Baird, Lissa C.. AU - Klimo, Paul. AU - Riva-Cambrin, Jay. AU - Flannery, Ann Marie. PY - 2014/1/1. Y1 - 2014/1/1. N2 - Object. The objective of this systematic review was to examine the existing literature comparing CSF shunts and endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus and to make evidence-based recommendations regarding the selection of surgical technique for this condition. Methods. Both the US National Library of Medicine and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were queried using MeSH headings and key words specifically chosen to identify published articles detailing the use of CSF shunts and ETV for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus. Articles meeting specific criteria that had been ...
The final results for the infants at 1 year of age whose mothers participated in the MOMS trial are consistent with the previously published results.1,4 This report presents a more comprehensive look at the primary outcome and at preexisting risk factors that may alter the benefit of prenatal surgery and be associated with the reduction in the need for shunting.. In this analysis, we have shown that the degree of hydrocephalus at the time of screening (19-25 weeks) has a significant impact on the effect of prenatal surgery. This is consistent with previously published studies prior to MOMS, which suggested that shunting is rarely avoided in patients with moderately to severely enlarged ventricles at the time of prenatal screening.4 The finding also has implications with regard to the timing of prenatal intervention and the counseling of prospective candidates. We know that the ventricles in a fetus with spina bifida tend to enlarge during gestation.2 By extension, it is likely that fetuses ...
van de Beek D, Drake JM, Tunkel AR. Nosocomial bacterial meningitis. N Engl J Med 2010;362:146-54. PUBMED:20071704.. Tulipan N, Cleves MA. Effect of an intraoperative double-gloving strategy on the incidence of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection. J Neurosurg 2006;104:Suppl:S5-S8. PUBMED:16509473.. Sørensen P, Ejlertsen T, Aaen D, Poulsen K. Bacterial contamination of surgeons gloves during shunt insertion: a pilot study. Br J Neurosurg 2008;22:675-7. PUBMED:19016119.. Mayhall CG, Archer NH, Lamb VA, et al. Ventriculostomy-related infections: a prospective epidemiologic study. N Engl J Med 1984;310:553-9. PUBMED:6694707.. Wong GK, Poon WS, Wai S, Yu LM, Lyon D, Lam JM. Failure of regular external ventricular drain exchange to reduce cerebrospinal fluid infection: result of a randomised controlled trial. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2002;73:759-61. PUBMED:12438486.. Ratilal BO, Costa J, Sampaio C. Antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical introduction of intracranial ventricular shunts. Cochrane ...
INTRODUCTION Previous prospective study in our unit had shown that the use of dual antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with external ventricular drain was associated with decreased incidence of cerebrospinal fluid infection but complicated with opportunistic extracranial infection. In recent years, cerebrospinal fluid shunt catheters impregnated with antimicrobial agents have become available. Theoretically, these catheters provide antibiotic prophylaxis locally without the associated complications of systemic opportunistic infection. METHODS We carried out a prospective randomized, controlled clinical trial in a regional neurosurgical center in Hong Kong. We recruited patients admitted for emergency neurosurgical operation after informed consent was obtained from next-of-kin. Eligible patients were randomized to receive an antibiotic-impregnated ventricular catheter or plain ventricular catheter Dual prophylactic antibiotic coverage was given to the patients randomized for plain ventricular catheter
Shunt nephritis is a rare disease of the kidney that can occur in patients being treated for hydrocephalus with a cerebral shunt. It usually results from an infected shunt that produces a long-standing blood infection, particularly by the bacterium Staphylococcus epidermidis. Kidney disease results from an immune response that deposits immune complexes in the kidney. The most common signs and symptoms of the condition are blood and protein in the urine, anemia, and high blood pressure. Diagnosis is based on these findings in the context of characteristic laboratory values. Treatment includes antibiotics and the prompt removal of the infected shunt. Over half of individuals with shunt nephritis recover completely; most of the remainder have some degree of persistent kidney disease. Shunt nephritis is a rare condition affecting males and females of all ages. It occurs in approximately 0.7-2.3% of patients with shunt infections. Approximately 12% of ventriculoatrial shunts become infected, with ...
A cerebrospinal fluid shunt system comprises a brain ventricular catheter for insertion into the brain ventricle so as to drain cerebrospinal fluid from the brain ventricle. The system also comprises a sinus sagittalis catheter for insertion into the sinus sagittalis for feeding the cerebrospinal fluid into sinus sagittalis. A shunt main body is connected at one end thereof to the brain ventricle catheter and at another end thereof to the sinus sagittalis catheter. The shunt main body can provide fluidic communication between the brain ventricle catheter and the sinus sagittalis catheter. The system further comprises a tubular flow passage restricting member defined within the shunt main body. The tubular flow passage restricting member defines a resistance to flow of 8-12 mm Hg/ml/min.
The concentration of extracellular molecules sampled is influenced by recovery-that is, the relation between the true extracellular concentration and the concentration found in the sample collected. Recovery depends on many factors, the most important being membrane length and perfusion rate. Two different membrane lengths and a wide range of perfusion rates have been used in previous studies. Additionally, the concentration of metabolites and amino acids differs between different areas of the brain. As most previous studies have been done in patients with different pathological conditions and with a juxtacortical placement of the microdialysis catheter, there is a lack of comparable normal values for human brain metabolism. The interpretation of our results must therefore be restricted to the patterns in metabolite concentrations and their alterations.. The pattern of baseline values on day 1 of our study-that is, before manipulation of the CSF system-were consistent with disrupted energy ...
The researchers saw no significant association between preoperative elevated PT levels and hemorrhagic complications -- a finding that suggests the value of preoperative PT testing is limited in patients in whom a normal history can be ascertained.. They noted that postoperative PT control is necessary in all patients, and researchers need better tests to identify those at risk of hemorrhagic complications.. Surgery Specific Evaluations. The special issue also includes reports on surgical time-outs and checklists in specific areas, including intra-operative neuromonitoring changes and in the intra-operative MRI suite.. Four studies looked at patterns of adverse events in four areas of neurosurgery: cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery, endovascular neurosurgery, open cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and intracranial neoplasm surgery.. And an Italian team led by Paolo Ferroli, MD, of the Fondazione Instituto Neurologico in Milan, found that implementing an aviation checklist for incident reporting ...
Shunts are the standard treatment for hydrocephalus, but they are prone to complications, with up to 16% of shunts requiring revision within one month.17 Some consider that a high CSF protein plays a part in shunt failure,1-6 but recent work has invalidated most theories on possible mechanisms.7-9However, the possibility of protein deposition obstructing the shunt lumen has not yet been investigated.. In 1963 Scarff stated that ...cerebrospinal fluid is laden with protein and minerals, which are gradually deposited as particulate matter on the inner surfaces of the tubes and valves, contributing to their obstruction or malfunction.6 This statement, from a clinical review, was made without any supporting evidence, but is still accepted by many. Furthermore, as far as can be determined, no attempt has been made to verify or refute the statement.. The only material present in sufficient quantities to occlude the catheters in this series was choroid plexus. Several authors, analysing material ...
Background. Data on infections associated with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts among adults are limited. Therefore, we performed a retrospective study of shunt-associated infections in adults.. Methods. Patients aged ⩾12 years with infections associated with CSF shunts and admitted to our institution (University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland) from January 1996 through December 2006 were included retrospectively. Hospital charts were reviewed, and follow-up was performed by assessment of later hospitalizations and telephone contact with patients, their families, and general practitioners.. Results. Seventy-eight episodes of infection associated with ventriculoperitoneal shunt (65 episodes), ventriculoatrial shunt (7), lumboperitoneal shunt (5), and central nervous system reservoir (1) were included. Median patient age was 50 years (range, 12-80 years); 49 (63%) of the patients were men. Most infections (48 [62%]) manifested within 1 month after shunt surgery. Fever was present in 61 ...
Description. The CODMAN HAKIM Precision Fixed Pressure Valve (CSF shunt valve, Codman, a Johnson & Johnson Company, Raynham, MA) offers five distinct and narrow bandwidths to assure the correct pressure setting for each individual case. It also uses the proven ball and cone technology to insure that each pressure range is correct within a + / -10mm H2O variance. The CODMAN HAKIM Precision Fixed Pressure Valve is available in eight basic configurations, and each of these configurations can be purchased with a unitized distal catheter or as a valve only.. The Codman Hakim Precision CSF Shunt Valve (CSF shunt valve, Codman, a Johnson & Johnson Company, Raynham, MA) is MR Conditional according to ASTM F2503. The valve demonstrates no known hazards when an MRI is performed under the following conditions:. · MRI can be performed at any time after implantation. · Use an MR system with a static magnetic field of 3-T or less. · Use an MR System with a spatial gradient of 720 gauss/cm or less. · ...
Atrial shunt revision surgeries are sometimes difficult due to venous occlusion and neck scarring. A direct approach guided by venography facilitates exposure and guarantees accurate placement of the distal catheter. Five patients with complicated histories of shunt malfunction were treated using an endoscope-assisted technique. The distal end of an atrial catheter was advanced into the atrium after having been connected to a venous catheter of a slightly smaller diameter than the one previously advanced from the femoral vein through the atrium. Once the position of the atrial catheter was confirmed fluoroscopically, the venous catheter was detached and removed. No complications developed in any patient. This endoscope-assisted technique offers three advantages: it demonstrates the patency of the jugular vein through venography, facilitates identification of the internal jugular vein in the neck, and provides a quick way to confirm that the distal end of the atrial catheter has been placed ...
Spinal fluid shunt. In another type of surgery, your doctor inserts a long, thin tube (shunt) into your brain or lower spine to help drain excess cerebrospinal fluid. The tubing is burrowed under your skin to your abdomen, where the shunt releases the excess fluid.. A shunt is generally considered only if other treatments havent relieved your condition. Shunts can clog and often require other surgeries to keep them working. Complications can include low-pressure headaches and infections.. ...
CONCLUSION: These preliminary results suggest that a uniform and drastic sterile surgical technique for shunt placement: (1) can be rigidly applied on a routine basis; (2) can lower the early SI rate below 1%; (3) might have a stronger impact to reduce SI than using antibiotic-impregnated catheters and optimizing the operative environment such as using laminar airflow and reducing the non-surgical staff. This last issue will be evaluated further in the present ongoing protocol ...
Broad range real-time PCR: Although not widely available, real-time PCR is a laboratory diagnostic tool that is particularly useful because it can rapidly (less than 4 hours) identify gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial strains that otherwise would have been impossible to isolate due to initiated antibiotic therapy. Its usefulness has been emphasized in initiating and interrupting antibiotic therapy, particularly in patients who have experienced a previous shunt infection. Moreover, bacterial DNA load can be monitored by this technique to determine the impact of antibiotic therapy (13). However, this technique lacks the ability to define antibiotic sensitivity patterns and can also lead to false positive results (13, 24 ...
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Definition : Valves that usually connect an intracranial catheter to another catheter that drains the cerebrospinal fluid in the peritoneum or the left atrium of the heart. The whole combination of the intracranial catheter, the peritoneal or atrial cardiac catheter, and the valve is known as a ventriculoperitoneal or ventriculoatrial shunt, respectively. The shunt may include also a reservoir. UMDC code : 17090 ...
A simulated CSF smear collected from a 17 year old male patient with hydrocephalus and an infected CSF shunt was sent to category A, B, C, and C1 laboratories for Gram staining.. Participants were expected to report the presence of gram negative bacilli, gram positive bacilli, and neutrophils.. ...
We are back in the hospital. Henryk was very fussy all day yesterday, so once it got to the point that he vomited and had a fever, we came to the ER with concern of a shunt problem. After the ER doctor consulted with our neurosurgeon we were admitted. Back on the sixth floor after…
We have currently suspended our normal pre booking system. All appointments are now being triaged. Please order your prescription through on line services. If you have a prescription query please telephone between 10am - 5pm. In the current climate the increased access on Tuesday Evening and alternate Saturdays opening is suspended until further notice.. COVID-19 - FACE COVERINGS Please be aware that all patients who are asked to attend the surgery for a face to face appointment MUST ensure that they wear a face covering, scarf or mask. The surgery is unable to provide face coverings/masks for you due to the demands on the supply of PPE. Unfortunately without a face covering patients will not be permitted to enter the building.. Please contact the surgery for the pneumococcal vaccine if you have: Chronic heart disease, chronic respiratory problems, diabetes, chronic renal disease, chronic liver disease, asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen, cochlear implants, CSF shunts or for a child under 5 ...
We have currently suspended our normal pre booking system. All appointments are now being triaged. Please order your prescription through on line services. If you have a prescription query please telephone between 10am - 5pm. In the current climate the increased access on Tuesday Evening and alternate Saturdays opening is suspended until further notice.. COVID-19 - FACE COVERINGS Please be aware that all patients who are asked to attend the surgery for a face to face appointment MUST ensure that they wear a face covering, scarf or mask. The surgery is unable to provide face coverings/masks for you due to the demands on the supply of PPE. Unfortunately without a face covering patients will not be permitted to enter the building.. Please contact the surgery for the pneumococcal vaccine if you have: Chronic heart disease, chronic respiratory problems, diabetes, chronic renal disease, chronic liver disease, asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen, cochlear implants, CSF shunts or for a child under 5 ...
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Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is a syndrome characterized by ventricular dilatation due to disturbed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation, accompanied by gait disturbance, dementia and/or urinary incontinence without causative disorders. With the aging of Japanese society, the number of patients is increasing, requiring diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for the improvement of the patients quality of life and social care. Under such conditions, this project was made as the prospective study of iNPH on Neurological Improvement (SINPHONI ). This study aims 1) to establish methods for non-invasive diagnosis of iNPH, and 2) to demonstrate therapeutic outcome of shunting operation by Codman Hakim programmable valve (CHPV). In this protocol, the evaluation of validity on MRI, tap test, CT cisternography, and CBF (3D-SSP) will be done in the diagnosis, and manual of initial setting pressure in CHPV for prevention of overdrainage problems will be estimated by modified Rankin scale ...
Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is a syndrome characterized by ventricular dilatation due to disturbed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation, accompanied by gait disturbance, dementia and/or urinary incontinence without causative disorders. With the aging of Japanese society, the number of patients is increasing, requiring diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for the improvement of the patients quality of life and social care. Under such conditions, this project was made as the prospective study of iNPH on Neurological Improvement (SINPHONI ). This study aims 1) to establish methods for non-invasive diagnosis of iNPH, and 2) to demonstrate therapeutic outcome of shunting operation by Codman Hakim programmable valve (CHPV). In this protocol, the evaluation of validity on MRI, tap test, CT cisternography, and CBF (3D-SSP) will be done in the diagnosis, and manual of initial setting pressure in CHPV for prevention of overdrainage problems will be estimated by modified Rankin scale ...
Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (INPH) is a condition affecting gait, cognition and continence. Radiological examination reveals enlarged ventricles of the brain. A shunt that drains CSF from the ventricles to the abdomen often improves the symptoms. Much research on INPH has been focused on identifying tests that predict the outcome after shunt surgery. As part of this quest, there are attempts to find measurement methods of intracranial parameters that are valid, reliable, tolerable and safe for patients.. Todays technologies for intracranial pressure (ICP) measurement are invasive, often requiring a burr-hole in the skull. Recently, a method for non-invasive ICP measurements was suggested: the Pulsatile Index (PI) calculated from transcranial Doppler data assessed from the middle cerebral artery. In this thesis the relation between PI and ICP was explored in INPH patients during controlled ICP regulation by lumbar infusion. The confidence interval for predicted ICP, based on ...
Background: There is little knowledge about the factors influencing the long-term outcome after surgery for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH).. Objective: To evaluate the effects of reoperation due to complications and of vascular comorbidity (hypertension, diabetes, stroke and heart disease) on the outcome in iNPH patients, 2-6 years after shunt surgery.. Methods: We included 979 patients from the Swedish Hydrocephalus Quality Registry (SHQR), operated on for iNPH during 2004-2011. The patients were followed yearly by mailed questionnaires, including a self-assessed modified Rankin Scale (smRS) and a subjective comparison between their present and their preoperative health condition. The replies were grouped according to the length of follow-up after surgery. Data on clinical evaluations, vascular comorbidity, and reoperations were extracted from the SHQR.. Results: On the smRS, 40% (38-41) of the patients were improved 2-6 years after surgery and around 60% reported their general ...
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1. Alduraibi S. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt with Communicating Peritoneal & Subcutaneous Pseudocysts Formation. Int J Health Sci. 2014. p. 8-. 2. Birbilis T, Kontogianidis K, Matis G, Theodoropoulou E, Efremidou E, Argyropoulou P. Intraperitoneal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst. A rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Chirurgia. 2008. 103: 351-3. 3. Browd SR, Gottfried ON, Ragel BT, Kestle JR. Failure of cerebrospinal fluid shunts: Part II: Overdrainage, loculation, and abdominal complications. Pediatr Neurol. 2006. 34: 171-6. 4. Bryant M, Bremer A, Tepas J, Mollitt D, Nquyen T, Talbert J. Abdominal complications of ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Case reports and review of the literature. Am Surg. 1988. 54: 50-5. 5. Burchianti M, Cantini R. Peritoneal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocysts: A complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Childs Nerv Sys. 1988. 4: 286-90. 6. Chung JJ, Yu JS, Kim JH, Nam SJ, Kim MJ. Intraabdominal complications secondary to ventriculoperitoneal shunts: CT findings ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Biochemical studies in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) patients. T2 - Change in CSF levels of amyloid precursor protein (APP), amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptide and phospho-tau. AU - Ray, Balmiki. AU - Reyes, Patricio F.. AU - Lahiri, Debomoy. PY - 2011/4. Y1 - 2011/4. N2 - Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is one of the causes of dementia of the elderly characterized by impaired mental function, gait difficulties and urinary incontinence. Previously, it was proposed that some of the NPH patients may develop Alzheimers disease (AD) like pathology. Aim of this study was to compare levels of different CSF biomarkers, including total secreted β-amyloid precursor protein (sAPP), sAPP-alpha form (sAPPα), amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptide, total-tau protein and hyperphosphorylated-tau protein in subjects from NPH and Non-NPH Control (NNC). CSF was collected from 23 NPH patients and 13 Non-NPH controls by lumber puncture. Western blot analysis was performed to measure levels of sAPP-total. ...
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Acta Neurochir (2017) 159:987-994. Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus is predominantly a disease of the elderly. By its nature, many of those who present to clinic are in advanced old age with multiple comorbidities. Majority of patients treated are younger than 80 years old. We present the clinical outcomes and complication rates of patients over the age of 80 years at the time of operation, during the past 11 years at a single institution.. Methods Retrospective analysis of clinical records of all patients over the age of 80 years, who presented to our institution between 2006 and 2016.. Results were analysed for co-morbidities, immediate and delayed complications, change in mobility/cognitive function post shunting of hydrocephalus.. Results 39 patients (24 male, 15 female) met criteria. Mean [SD] age at the time of shunt insertion was 84 years (+/− 3.22) (range 80-94). No patients developed immediate CSF infection or sub-dural collection, or extended length of stay due to surgical or ...
Abstract. Cryptococcal meningitis may have long-term morbidity and requires a permanent cerebrospinal fluid shunt. This study aimed to evaluate the risk factors and create a predictive model for permanent shunt treatment in cryptococcal meningitis patients. This was a retrospective analytical study conducted at Khon Kaen University. The study period was from January 2005 to December 2015. We enrolled all adult patients diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis. Risk factors predictive for permanent shunting treatment were analyzed by multivariate logistic regression analysis. There were 341 patients diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis. Of those, 64 patients (18.7%) were treated with permanent shunts. There were three independent factors associated with permanent shunt treatment. The presence of hydrocephalus had the highest adjusted odds ratio at 56.77. The resulting predictive model for permanent shunt treatment (y) is (−3.85) + (4.04 × hydrocephalus) + (2.13 × initial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a leading cause of hospital-associated infections, including those of intravascular catheters, cerebrospinal fluid shunts, and orthopedic implants. Multiple biofilm matrix molecules with heterogeneous characteristics have been identified, including proteinaceous, polysaccharide, and nucleic acid factors. Two of the best-studied components in S. epidermidis include accumulation-associated protein (Aap) and polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (PIA), produced by the enzymatic products of the icaADBC operon. Biofilm composition varies by strain as well as environmental conditions, and strains producing PIA-mediated biofilms are more robust. Clinically, biofilm-mediated infections occur in a variety of anatomical sites with diverse physiological properties. To test the hypothesis that matrix composition exhibits niche specificity, biofilm-related genetic and physical properties were compared between S. epidermidis strains isolated from high-shear and low-shear ...
Background/objective: Little is known about the long-term clinical course and management of patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) treated by cere-brospinal fluid (CSF) shunting. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed records of 55 patients diagnosed with idiopathic NPH (INPH) and treated with CSF shunts, all of whom were followed for more than 3 years after the original shunt surgery. At each annual follow-up visit, the patient was assessed by Folstein Mini Mental State Examination, detailed clinical evaluation of gait and assessment of headache, cognition, gait or urination, as assessed by the patient and relatives. Results: The mean duration of follow-up was 5.9 ± 2.5 years. There was an overall sustained improvement among all symptoms. Gait showed the highest maintenance of improvement over baseline (83% at 3 years and 87% at the last analysed follow-up of 7 years), cognition showed intermediary improvement (84% and 86%, respectively), and urinary incontinence showed the least ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Alzheimer CSF biomarkers may be misleading in normal-pressure hydrocephalus. AU - Graff-Radford, Neill R.. PY - 2014/10/1. Y1 - 2014/10/1. N2 - Objective: This article discusses why CSF biomarkers found in normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) can be misleading when distinguishing NPH from comorbid NPH with Alzheimer disease (AD). Methods: We describe NPH CSF biomarkers and how shunt surgery can change them. We hypothesize the effects that hydrocephalus may play on interstitial fluid space and amyloid precursor protein (APP) fragment drainage into the CSF based on a recent report and how this may explain the misleading CSF NPH biomarker findings. Results: In NPH, b-amyloid protein 42 (Aβ42) is low (as in AD), but total tau (t-tau) and phospho-tau (p-tau) levels are normal, providing conflicting biomarker findings. Low Aβ42 supports an AD diagnosis but tau findings do not. Importantly, not only Aβ42, but all APP fragments and tau proteins are low in NPH CSF. Further, these ...
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Purpose: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is a clinical diagnosis with no formal definition. Textbooks describe NPH as a clinical triad of gait abnormality, dementia, and urinary incontinence. Few patients present with all three symptoms, forcing the clinician to rely on a preponderance of evidence approach, which involves weighing triad symptoms with radiological findings, Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) opening pressure, response to Tap Test, external lumbar CSF drainage, lumbar infusion, and finally shunting. Radiological findings in NPH are limited to enlarged ventricles out of proportion to sulcal atrophy, callosal angles greater than 40 degrees, and ventricles with Evans ratios greater than 0.3. When radiologists evaluate suspected NPH patients they are limited to excluding disease, as opposed to searching for any particular finding. In this study we used Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) to determine if differences can be identified on a group basis between NPH and normal groups to see if ...
The original contribution by Isik et al. [5], remarking on the utility of serial CSF fluid removal in elderly patients with NPH, is surely important. In their report, they present the results of the benefit of serial CSF removal in 43 patients with NPH. They illustrate the results of walking trials and detailed cognitive tests that they performed pre- and post-LP. However, there are some points to be clarified for a better understanding of this article and related issues. First, in the study by Isik et al. [5], the authors define their aim as investigating the outcome of serial removal of CSF in this patient subgroup. However, in our opinion, this might not be properly investigated via this study method. Remarkably, clinical evaluations were made after 24 hours of CSF removal, but no clinical data on the long-term follow-up after CSF removal were included in the study. Otherwise, the authors emphasize their method of evaluating the criteria for the deterioration of gait (which was defined as a , ...
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The process for shunt implantation to treat normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) includes important steps before, during and after the procedure.
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), despite its name, is an abnormal condition. It occurs in older adults when cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up inside the brains ventricles.
content=Shunts help redirect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) so the brains ventricles can return to a more normal size in an effort to relieve symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a clinical symptom complex characterized by abnormal gait, urinary incontinence, and dementia. It is an important clinical diagnosis because it is a potentially ... more
Normal pressure hydrocephalus is excess cerebrospinal fluid buildup in the brain ventricles. It may develop from infection, bleeding, injury, or surgery.
Normal pressure hydrocephalus is excess cerebrospinal fluid buildup in the brain ventricles. It may develop from infection, bleeding, injury, or surgery.
Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (INPH) is a condition affecting gait, cognition and continence. Radiological examination reveals enlarged ventricles of the brain. A shunt that drains CSF from the ventricles to the abdomen often improves the symptoms. Much research on INPH has been focused on identifying tests that predict the outcome after shunt surgery. As part of this quest, there are attempts to find measurement methods of intracranial parameters that are valid, reliable, tolerable and safe for patients.. Todays technologies for intracranial pressure (ICP) measurement are invasive, often requiring a burr-hole in the skull. Recently, a method for non-invasive ICP measurements was suggested: the Pulsatile Index (PI) calculated from transcranial Doppler data assessed from the middle cerebral artery. In this thesis the relation between PI and ICP was explored in INPH patients during controlled ICP regulation by lumbar infusion. The confidence interval for predicted ICP, based on ...
Patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) have a disturbance in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system. The treatment is neurosurgical - a shunt is placed in the CSF system. The infusion test is used to assess CSF system dynamics and to aid in the selection of patients that will benefit from shunt surgery. The infusion test can be divided into three parts: a mathematical model, an infusion protocol and a parameter estimation method. A non-linear differential equation is used to mathematically describe the CSF system, where two important parameters are the outflow conductance (Cout) and the Pressure Volume Index (PVI). These are used both for clinical and research purposes. The analysis methods for the non-linear CSF system have limited the infusion protocols of presently used infusion investigations. They come with disadvantages such as long investigation time, no estimation of PVI and no measure of the reliability of the estimates.. The aim of this dissertation was to develop ...
Rohde V, Behm T, Ludwig H, Wachter D: The role of neuronavigation in intracranial endoscopic procedures. Neurosurg Rev (epub first). Ludwig HC: Notfälle bei Kindern mit Liquorshunt-Systemen. Kinderärztliche Praxis 6; 2010. Sprung C, Schlosser HG, Lemcke J, Meier U, Messing-Junger M, Trost HA, Weber F, Schul C, Rohde V, Ludwig HC, Hopfner J, Sepehrnia A, Mirzayan MJ, Krauss JK: The adjustable proGAV shunt: a prospective safety and reliability multicenter study. Neurosurgery 2010; 66(3):465-474 Lemcke J, Meier U, Muller C, Fritsch M, Eymann R, Kiefer M, Kehler U, Langer N, Rohde V, Ludwig HC, Weber F, Remenez V, Schuhmann M, Stengel D: Is it possible to minimize overdrainage complications with gravitational units in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus? Protocol of the randomized controlled SVASONA Trial (ISRCTN51046698). Acta Neurochir (Suppl) 2010; 106:113-115. Rohde V, Haberl H, Ludwig H, Thomale UW: First experiences with an adjustable gravitational valve in childhood ...
Leucine-rich alpha-2-glycoprotein 1 (LRG1) is a member of the leucine-rich repeat (LRR) family of proteins that are involved in protein-protein interaction, signal transduction, and cell adhesion and development. LRG1 was first identified as a trace component in human serum and was characterized as a marker for early neutrophilic granulocyte differentiation. LRG1 contains a 24-amino acid consensus sequence, the leucine-rich repeat, which is found in other LRG-family proteins. LRG is expressed in primary human neutrophils, and its expression is upregulated during neutrophilic granulocyte differentiation of human and murine cell lines. High levels of LRG1 have been reported in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH), and LRG1 measurement can be useful to distinguish iNPH from early-stage Alzheimers disease symptoms ...
Leucine-rich alpha-2-glycoprotein 1 (LRG1) is a member of the leucine-rich repeat (LRR) family of proteins that are involved in protein-protein interaction, signal transduction, and cell adhesion and development. LRG1 was first identified as a trace component in human serum and was characterized as a marker for early neutrophilic granulocyte differentiation. LRG1 contains a 24-amino acid consensus sequence, the leucine-rich repeat, which is found in other LRG-family proteins. LRG is expressed in primary human neutrophils, and its expression is upregulated during neutrophilic granulocyte differentiation of human and murine cell lines. High levels of LRG1 have been reported in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH), and LRG1 measurement can be useful to distinguish iNPH from early-stage Alzheimers disease symptoms ...
Futakawa Satoshi , Yuasa Tatsuhiko , Miyajima Masakazu , Arai Hajime , Furukawa Katsutoshi , Arai Hiroyuki , Ito Hiromi , Kuno Atsushi , Narimatsu Hisashi , Hashimoto Yasuhiro , Nara Kiyomitsu , Hoshi Kyoka , Tohyama Yuriko , Kametaka Ai , Shirotani Keiro , Honda Takashi , Imamaki Rie , Kitazume Shinobu Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is a senile dementia accompanied by gait disturbance and incontinence. The disease is caused by excess of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is produced b … Abstracts for Annual Meeting of Japanese Proteomics Society 2009(0), 103-103, 2009 J-STAGE ...
Tisell M, Tullberg M, Månsson JE, Fredman P, Blennow K, Wikkelsø C. Differences in cerebrospinal fluid dynamics do not affect the levels of biochemical markers in ventricular CSF from patients with aqueductal stenosis and Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Eur J Neurology 2003, accepted.. Hampel H, Teipel SJ, Fuchsberger T, Andreasen N, Wiltfang J, Otto M, Shen Y, Dodel D, Du Y, Farlow M, Möller HJ, Blennow K, Buerger K. Value of CSF ß-Amyloid1-42 and tau as predictors of Alzheimers disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment. Molecular Psychiatry 2003;0:1-6.. Yhede R, Blennow K, Forsman A, Söderström H. The activity in the CNS catecholaminergic systems covaries with thyroid hormone metabolism in humans. J Neural Transm 2003;110:1369-1373.. Zetterberg H, Wahlund LO, Blennow K. Cerebrospinal fluid markers for prediction of Alzheimers disease. Neurosci Lett 2003;352:67-69.. Puchades M, Folkesson Hansson S, Nilsson CL, Andreasen N, Blennow K, Davidsson P. Proteomic studies of ...
Objective: The diagnosis and management of idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) remains controversial, particularly in selecting patients for shunt insertion. Diagnostic criteria target the pathology of the dynamics of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), however the effectiveness in predicting shunt success has room for improvement. The aim of our study was to systematically assess the influence of the co-morbidity determining the benefit from shunt surgery.. Methods: Between 1997 and 2006 one hundred thirty-four patients suffering from iNPH were treated with a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt with a gravity-controlled valve. The coincident disease processes were recorded. Shunt outcome was assessed at 2 years postsurgery in 116 patients (follow up rate 87%). The results of this follow-up examination (Kiefer Score, NPH Recovery Rate) were compared with the preoperative Co-Morbidity Index (CMI).. Results: Of the 134 patients 76 (56.7%) had a CMI of 0 - 3 and 58 patients (43.3%) had a CMI of 4-8. ...
An overlying problem with shunting cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is that there is no way to directly measure the volume being drained through a shunt once it has been implanted. Therefore, it becomes very difficult to determine if the shunt is working properly. If the patients symptoms remain unchanged, the shunt may not be draining fluid, the pressure setting on the shunt may need to be changed, or the patient may simply be unresponsive to shunt treatment. The objective is to develop a prototype shunt device which is capable of measuring, recording, and controlling the amount of CSF that passes through it on a daily basis. By using a positive displacement pump and controlling the stroke frequency, a volume of fluid similar to CSF (water) is controlled, measured, and recorded. If the volume of CSF being drained could be measured and controlled, this would make troubleshooting much easier. By using a bicorporeal device, power supply, and pumping device, it is hypothesized that shunting can be ...
MEDICAL: A comprehensive background about Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) ― the treatable dementia [Cover photo: Cross-section images of (left) brain with extra fluid; (right) normal brain] For ten years, we were told that my father had Parkinsons disease. Turns out, what he actually had was something called Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) or, simply, water in the brain. The good news is that NPH is treatable, and a shunt implant can reverse the symptoms suffered by those who have NPH. Unfortunately, NPH symptoms mimic the fatal dementias of Parkinsons and Alzheimers, so many older people remain misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Words: 11,389
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An intracranial ventricular shunt is a device (catheter/tube) used to drain an excess of cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. (Cerebrospinal fluid is a clear body fluid released into the subarachnoid space; the subarachnoid space surrounds the brain and the spinal cord.) Patients with intracranial ventricular shunts are prone to infection. Some doctors give either antibiotic drugs or use antibiotic-impregnated devices to reduce the risk of infection. Our review included randomized controlled trials that compared the incidence of shunt infection in patients who were given preventive antibiotic therapy with those who did not receive these drugs. We also included trials comparing antibiotic-impregnated shunt systems with those who received non-antibiotic impregnated shunts. We included seventeen trials in our review. Although the available data does not provide much detail on mortality or the adverse events caused by antibiotics (an adverse event is an incident in which harm resulted to a person ...
Registration Link: https://nettskjema.no/a/167852 Abstract: Frailty is a multi-system dysregulation leading to a loss of physiological reserve known to predict dementia. However, its link with neurodegenerative alterations of the central nervous system (CNS) is not well understood at present. We investigated the association between the biomechanical response of the CNS and frailty in older adults suspected of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) presenting markers of multiple comorbid neurodegenerative pathologies, including pathologies of Alzheimers Disease. The biomechanical response of the CNS was characterized from phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging and intracranial pressure monitoring during a lumbar infusion test. Frailty was assessed with an index of health deficit accumulation. We found a significant association between the CNS biomechanical response and frailty, with an effect size comparable to that between frailty and age, the latter being the strongest known risk factor of ...
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan have identified changes in the aging brain related to blood circulation. Published in the scientific journal Brain, the study found that natural age-related enlargement of the ventricles-a condition called ventriculomegaly-was associated with a lag in blood drainage from a specific deep region of the brain. The lag can be detected easily with MRI, making it a potential biomarker for predicting ventriculomegaly and the aging brain, which can then be treated quickly.. Ventriculomegaly is an abnormal condition in which fluid accumulates in the ventricles of the brain without properly draining, making them enlarged. Although ventricular enlargement within normal range is not itself considered a disease, when left unchecked it can lead to ventriculomegaly and dementia resulting from normal pressure hydrocephalus. In their study, the team found that ventriculomegaly was associated with changes in blood circulation of the ...
... etiology of hydrocephalus and history of previous cerebrospinal fluid shunt (e.g. ventriculo-peritoneal shunt). The percentage ... Implantation of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt or repeat ETV. Data suggest that a second ETV might be worthwhile if implantation ... A major advantage of performing an endoscopic third ventriculostomy over placement of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt is the ... of cerebrospinal fluid shunt can be avoided. In most countries and neurosurgical centres, the ETV procedure is part of the ...
This is done to drain accumulated cerebrospinal fluid either through a temporary catheter or a permanent shunt. Other diseases ... Cerebrospinal fluid flows in bulk from sites of production to sites of absorption. Fluid formed in the lateral ventricles flows ... The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the skull and spine provides further protection and also buoyancy, and is found in the ... As cerebrospinal fluid is continually produced by the choroid plexus within the ventricles, a blockage of outflow leads to ...
Hydrocephalus may be treated by the insertion of a shunt to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid. A corneal transplantation can be ... A myringotomy, in which a small incision is made in the eardrum, may be helpful for patients with fluid accumulation in the ...
... due to anaerobic bacteria is infrequent and may follow respiratory tract infection or complicate a cerebrospinal fluid shunt. ... Neurological shunt infections are often caused by skin bacteria such as Cutibacterium acnes, or in instances of ... In children the most common cause is aspiration of infected amniotic fluid, or vaginal secretions. Severe periodontal or ... Brook I. Meningitis and shunt infection caused by anaerobic bacteria in children. Pediatr Neurol.; 26:99-105. 2002. Brook I, ...
... is a procedure that is used to drain fluid from the brain and spinal cord. A shunt is placed in a ... Garton HJ (2004). "Cerebrospinal fluid diversion procedures". J Neuroophthalmol. 24 (2): 146-55. doi:10.1097/00041327-200406000 ...
... the swelling of the brain due to excess buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). If left unchecked, the cerebrospinal fluid can ... creating a fluid-filled swelling on the baby's scalp. These shunts are normally converted to VP or other shunt types once the ... Shunt infection is a common problem and can occur in up to 27% of patients with a shunt. Infection can lead to long term ... A subgaleal shunt is usually a temporary measure used in infants who are too small or premature to tolerate other shunt types. ...
Curry WT, Butler WE, Barker FG (2005). "Rapidly rising incidence of cerebrospinal fluid shunting procedures for idiopathic ... Since then, shunting is recommended predominantly, with occasional exceptions.[5][9] References[edit]. *^ a b c d e f g h Wall ... The Monro-Kellie rule states that the intracranial pressure is determined by the amount of brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid ( ... Lumbar puncture is performed to measure the opening pressure, as well as to obtain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to exclude ...
Curry WT, Butler WE, Barker FG (2005). "Rapidly rising incidence of cerebrospinal fluid shunting procedures for idiopathic ... or in those who have undergone unsuccessful treatment with a shunt or have a contraindication for shunt surgery. Shunt surgery ... The first step in symptom control is drainage of cerebrospinal fluid by lumbar puncture. If necessary, this may be performed at ... The Monro-Kellie rule states that the intracranial pressure is determined by the amount of brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid ( ...
Then, the shunt is placed into it with the other end draining cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) into a cavity, usually the abdomen. ... The cerebrospinal fluid also serves to cushion the brain. Excess cerebrospinal fluid in the central canal of the spinal cord is ... This term refers to increased cerebrospinal fluid that is contained within the ependyma of the central canal. When fluid ... It is unclear if syrinx fluid originates from bulk movement of cerebrospinal fluid into the spinal cord, from bulk transmural ...
This works as a type of shunt to eliminate excess perilymph fluid from the perilymphatic space around the cochlea of the ear. ... Perilymph is continuous with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the subarachnoid space. CSF pressure abnormalities do not generally ...
... and patients with cerebrospinal fluid shunts. Current ICP measurement techniques are invasive and require either a lumbar ... "Continuous intracranial pressure monitoring via the shunt reservoir to assess suspected shunt malfunction in adults with ... Although the exact cause is not known at this time, it is suspected that microgravity-induced cephalad fluid shift and ... CO2 is a known potent vasodilator and an increase in cerebral perfusion pressure will increase the CSF fluid production by ...
Surgically inserting a shunt into the brain can drain fluid. The eye's cornea often becomes cloudy from intracellular storage, ... Surgery can also correct hernias, help drain excessive cerebrospinal fluid from the brain, and free nerves and nerve roots ... Communicating hydrocephalus-in which the normal reabsorption of cerebrospinal fluid is blocked and causes increased pressure ... In its rarest form, Sly syndrome causes children to be born with hydrops fetalis, in which extreme amounts of fluid are ...
In cases where cerebrospinal fluid builds up, such as in hydrocephalus, the fluid is commonly diverted to the peritoneal cavity ... by use of a shunt placed by surgery. Body fluid sampling from the peritoneal cavity is called peritoneocentesis. The peritoneal ... It is the largest serosal sac, and the largest fluid-filled cavity, in the body and secretes approximately 50 ml of fluid per ... This fluid acts as a lubricant and has anti-inflammatory properties. The peritoneal cavity is a common injection site, used in ...
Hydrocephalus is usually treated through the insertion of a shunt, such as a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt, which diverts fluid ... Cerebrospinal fluid. The cerebrospinal fluid circulates in the subarachnoid space around the brain and spinal cord, and in the ... The amount of cerebrospinal fluid varies by size and species.[35] In humans and other mammals, cerebrospinal fluid, produced, ... Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless body fluid found in the brain and spinal cord. It is produced by specialised ...
Hydrocephalus, or excess fluid in the brain, may be treated with a shunt which drains cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. All ... The shunt may lead into the abdominal cavity such that the shunt outlet is significantly lower than the shunt intake when the ... completely draining cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. The valve in the shunt may be designed to prevent this siphon action so ... In non-ideal fluids, compressibility, tensile strength and other characteristics of the working fluid (or multiple fluids) ...
... cerebrospinal fluid shunts, orthopedic prostheses, and intravascular, urinary, and dialysis catheters.[6][7][8] S. haemolyticus ...
The disease creates lesions in the brain and increases cerebrospinal fluid volume, resulting in hydrocephalus. The symptoms of ... Possible interventions include inserting shunts, surgical resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Inserting a shunt could ... including blockage of normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow, the tumor overproducing CSF, spontaneous hemorrhage, and expansion ...
... into the cerebrospinal fluid for treatment of patients with brain tumours - was developed by Ayub K. Ommaya, a Pakistani ... Two medical devices - a pleuroperitoneal shunt and a special endotracheal tube to supply oxygen during fiberoptic bronchoscopy ...
"Lorenzo's Oil (1992)". Ommaya, AK (1963). "Subcutaneus reservoir and pump for sterile access to ventricular cerebrospinal fluid ... "Cerebral spinal fluid shunt is an immunologically privileged site for transplantation of xenogeneic islets". Transplantation ... Ommaya, AK; DiChiro, G; Baldwin, M; Pennybacker, JB (1968). "Non-traumatic cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea". J. Neurol. ... Syed, BA (2000). "Nontraumatic (spontaneous) cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea from cribriform fistula associated with primary ...
Leveling the EVD to a set pressure level is the basis for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage; hydrostatic pressure dictates CSF ... 2008), "Conversion of external ventricular drains to ventriculoperitoneal shunts after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: ... check and record cerebrospinal fluid drainage and intracranial pressure at least hourly. Continuous CSF drainage is associated ... The fluid column pressure must be greater than the weight of the CSF in the system before drainage occurs. It is therefore ...
... "a viral infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord and of the cerebrospinal fluid". The name is based on ... Children with hydrocephalus often need a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Nucleoside analog ribavirin is used in some cases due to ... tests which may detect nucleic acids in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid.(CSF) Virus isolation is not used for diagnosis in ... or a decrease in glucose levels of the cerebrospinal fluid). Occasionally, a patient improves for a few days, then relapses ...
A comparative chemical analysis of arachnoid cyst fluid and cerebrospinal fluid in adults". Cerebrospinal Fluid Res. 7: 8. doi: ... Surgical placement of a cerebral shunt: An internal shunt drains into the subdural compartment. A cystoperitoneal shunt drains ... Arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid covered by arachnoidal cells and collagen that may develop between the surface of the ... Seizures Hydrocephalus (excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid) Increased intracranial pressure Developmental delay ...
... is administered into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by infusion via a specific surgically implanted reservoir ... Brineura should also not be used in patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunts (medical devices that relieve pressure on the ... Cerliponase alfa is administered via intracerebroventricular infusion directly to the cerebrospinal fluid using an implanted ... extravasation of fluid, or bulging of the scalp around or above the intraventricular access device). In case of ...
Individuals with this type of tumor may have no symptoms if cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow remains open. Obstruction of CSF ... Potential complications include transient memory impairment, hemiparesis, infection, chronic ventriculoperitoneal shunt ... need for ventricular shunt, and ultimately death. Total removal of the tumor is curative. Surgery to remove intraventricular ...
Walter Dandy - description of the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, surgical treatment of hydrocephalus, the ... "VP shunts"). In pediatric practice, VP shunts are commonly placed in cases of congenital hydrocephalus. The most common ... Repair of craniofacial disorders and disturbance of cerebrospinal fluid circulation is done by neurosurgeons who also ... and the repair of cerebrospinal fluid leaks. Ventricular endoscopy is used in the treatment of intraventricular bleeds, ...
The lamina terminalis can be opened via endoscopic neurosurgery in an attempt to create a path that cerebrospinal fluid can ... "Efficacy of lamina terminalis fenestration in reducing shunt-dependent hydrocephalus following aneurysmal subarachnoid ...
After a grade III or IV IVH, blood clots may form which can block the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, leading to increased fluid ... DRIFT has been tested in an international randomised clinical trial; although it did not significantly lower the need for shunt ... where the cerebrospinal fluid is produced and circulates through towards the subarachnoid space. It can result from physical ... Characterization of Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamics and the Effects of Fibrinolytic Treatment". Stroke. 28 (1): 141-8. doi:10.1161 ...
Hakim proposed to treat him by taking some cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) as he had treated the young patient. But skeptically, the ... Estimated incidence of normal pressure hydrocephalus and shunt outcome in patients residing in assisted-living and extended- ... Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Patients Who Experienced Clinical Improvement after Implantation with Adjustable Valve Shunts". ...
Oxyhaemoglobin in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) causes vasoconstriction by increasing free radicals, endothelin-1, prostaglandin ... or occasionally a permanent shunt.[4][24] Relief of hydrocephalus can lead to an enormous improvement in a person's condition.[ ... Lumbar puncture, in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is removed from the subarachnoid space of the spinal canal using a ... Hydrocephalus (obstruction of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid) may complicate SAH in both the short and long term. It is ...
... because removing a certain portion of the cerebrospinal fluid may alter the concrete intracranial pressure balances and causes ... Jamjoom AA, Waliuddin AR, Jamjoom AB (2009). "Brain abscess formation as a CSF shunt complication: a case report". Cases J. 2 ( ... congenital heart disease with right-to-left shunts often result in abscesses in the distribution of the middle cerebral artery ...
Between the arachnoid mater and the pia mater is the subarachnoid space which contains cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid ... A shunt may be used to relieve symptoms caused by intracranial pressure, by reducing the build-up of fluid (hydrocephalus) ... Swelling or obstruction of the passage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain may cause (early) signs of increased ... or increased cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume, which may, in turn, have secondary symptoms. ...
38 PATHOLOGY 425 CEREBROSPINAL FLUID [CSF] at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British ... Če se pacient ne odziva na zdravljenje, je alternativna možnost zdravljenja cerebrospinalni shunt. ... http://www.scribd.com/doc/60332021/Cerebrospinal-Liquor-and-Its-Circulation. *http://neurology.pote.hu/smcenters/modules/liquor ...
Cerebrospinal fluid[edit]. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) allows for regulation of the distribution of substances between cells of ... and also why persons with pulmonary insufficiency or right-to-left shunts in the heart (through which venous blood by-passes ... A change in the partial pressure of carbon dioxide is detected as altered pH in the cerebrospinal fluid by central ... Sakka, L.; Coll, G.; Chazal, J. (December 2011). "Anatomy and physiology of cerebrospinal fluid". European Annals of ...
These act to detect the changes in pH of nearby cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that are indicative of altered oxygen or carbon ... the cerebrospinal fluid pH is closely comparable to plasma, as carbon dioxide easily diffuses across the blood-brain barrier. ... This system utilizes a negative feedback system, therefore if the pH of the cerebral spinal fluid does not compare to an ideal ...
Neutrophil granulocytes tend to have migrated to the cerebrospinal fluid and the base of the brain, along with cranial nerves ... Similarly, devices in the brain and meninges, such as cerebral shunts, extraventricular drains or Ommaya reservoirs, carry an ... The meninges comprise three membranes that, together with the cerebrospinal fluid, enclose and protect the brain and spinal ... The most important test in identifying or ruling out meningitis is analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid through lumbar puncture ...
... since the cyst fluid is isodense with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Thus diagnosis of extraparenchymal cysts usually relies on ... Treatments includes direct excision of ventricular cysts, shunting procedures, and removal of cysts via endoscopy. ... Cysts located within the ventricles of the brain can block the outflow of cerebrospinal fluid and present with symptoms of ... in the cerebral spinal fluid and blood is also an indicator.[2] ...
Bacillus anthracis (stained purple) growing in cerebrospinal fluid. Certain genera of Gram-positive bacteria, such as Bacillus ... Specimens that are normally sterile, such as blood, urine or spinal fluid, are cultured under conditions designed to grow all ...
Sakushima, K; Hayashino, Y; Kawaguchi, T; Jackson, JL; Fukuhara, S. Diagnostic accuracy of cerebrospinal fluid lactate for ... Cerebral shunt)。[3] ... Lapeyssonnie L. Cerebrospinal meningitis in Africa. Bulletin of ... Fluid therapy for acute bacterial meningitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2008, (1): CD004786. PMID 18254060. doi: ...
G96.0) Cerebrospinal fluid leak. *(G96.1) Disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified *Meningeal adhesions (cerebral)( ... G97.2) Intracranial hypotension following ventricular shunting. *(G97.8) Other postprocedural disorders of nervous system ...
... headaches are those due to intracranial disorders that are not vascular such as low or high pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid ... headache related to a problem with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (a device put into the brain to remove excess CSF and reduce ... A lumbar puncture is a procedure in which cerebral spinal fluid is removed from the spine with a needle. A lumbar puncture is ... meningitis and ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction. Only 4-6.9% of kids with a headache have a serious cause.[60] ...
The missing parts of the brain and the amount of cerebrospinal fluid can also lead to seizures, spasm, problems with regulating ... outcome including a reduction in Arnold-Chiari malformation and thereby decreases the need for a ventriculoperitoneal shunt but ... Hydrocephalus leads to more cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, which can result in an enlarged head. The cause of ... After a few months, the brain start to fill with cerebrospinal fluid (hydrocephalus). This has several consequences. Infants ...
myelomeningocele; spina bifida; hydrocephalus; hindbrain herniation; fetal surgery; cerebrospinal fluid shunt; congenital Page ... myelomeningocele; spina bifida; hydrocephalus; hindbrain herniation; fetal surgery; cerebrospinal fluid shunt; congenital ... Center effect and other factors influencing temporization and shunting of cerebrospinal fluid in preterm infants with ... Center effect and other factors influencing temporization and shunting of cerebrospinal fluid in preterm infants with ...
Data on infections associated with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts among adults are limited. Therefore, we performed a ... Data on infections associated with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts among adults are limited. Therefore, we performed a ... shunt removal in 37 episodes and shunt replacement in 26). The shunt was retained without surgery for 15 episodes (19% of ... Seventy-eight episodes of infection associated with ventriculoperitoneal shunt (65 episodes), ventriculoatrial shunt (7), ...
The tabulated evidence supported the evaluation of CSF shunts versus ETV. Conclusions. Cerebrospinal fluid shunts and ETV ... The tabulated evidence supported the evaluation of CSF shunts versus ETV. Conclusions. Cerebrospinal fluid shunts and ETV ... The tabulated evidence supported the evaluation of CSF shunts versus ETV. Conclusions. Cerebrospinal fluid shunts and ETV ... The tabulated evidence supported the evaluation of CSF shunts versus ETV. Conclusions. Cerebrospinal fluid shunts and ETV ...
1991) Cerebrospinal fluid shunting for hydrocephalus in the adult: factors related to shunt revision. Neurosurgery 29:822-826. ... 1984) Cerebrospinal fluid ascites complicating ventriculoperitoneal shunting. Report of four cases. J Neurosurg 61:180-183. ... 1996) Does the cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration increase the risk of shunt complications? Br J Neurosurg 10:267-274. ... 1995) Physical properties of cerebrospinal fluid of relevance to shunt function. 1: The effect of protein upon CSF viscosity. ...
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts have been used for decades for the treatment of hydrocephalus. A CSF shunt involves ... Adjustable cerebrospinal fluid shunt valves in 3.0-Tesla MRI: a phantom study using explanted devices. Rofo. 2010;182:594-602. ... Cerebral Spinal Fluid Shunt Valves and Accessories.. Mirzayan MJ, et al. MRI safety of a programmable shunt assistant at 3 and ... Overdrainage of cerebrospinal fluid caused by detachment of the pressure control cam in a programmable valve after 3-tesla ...
... shunt) into your brain or lower spine to help drain excess cerebrospinal fluid. The tubing is burrowed under your skin to your ... where the shunt releases the excess fluid.. A shunt is generally considered only if other treatments havent relieved your ... Spinal fluid shunt. In another type of surgery, your doctor inserts a long, thin tube ( ... This medication might reduce the production of cerebrospinal fluid and reduce symptoms. ...
Kulkarni AV, Drake JM, Lamberti-Pasculli M. Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: a prospective study of risk factors. J ... Effect of an intraoperative double-gloving strategy on the incidence of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection. J Neurosurg 2006; ... Infections related to craniotomies can be decreased via employing surgical techniques that minimize cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ... Failure of regular external ventricular drain exchange to reduce cerebrospinal fluid infection: result of a randomised ...
Short Description: Ventricular shunt status Long Description: Presence of cerebrospinal fluid drainage device This is the 2014 ... Z98.2 - Presence of cerebrospinal fluid drainage device. Index of Diseases and Injuries References found for the code V45.2 in ...
Four studies looked at patterns of adverse events in four areas of neurosurgery: cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery, ...
Shunts are supposed to drain excess of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain, preventing three possible detrimental ... In ventriculo-peritoneal shunts this gradient generates distal negative pressure caused by the fluid column in peritoneal drain ... After implantation of the shunt, CSF drainage is not always adequate. Both underdrainage (due to partial obstruction of fluid ... Shunt Assistant increases shunt opening pressure in upright position. It should be placed and fixed (to prevent rotations after ...
... shunting has significantly improved the lives of patients with hydrocephalus. It was a major advance in the 1950s when safe ... Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Hydrocephalus CSF shunts Ventriculoperitoneal shunt CSF shunt failure Outcome ... Whitehead W.E. (2019) Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunting. In: Limbrick Jr. D., Leonard J. (eds) Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders. ... Treatment of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections: a decision analysis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002;21:632-6.CrossRefGoogle ...
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt malfunction is one of the most common life-threatening neurosurgical conditions. In the ... Test characteristics of neuroimaging in the emergency department evaluation of children for cerebrospinal fluid shunt ... We defined shunt malfunction as present if the child underwent operative shunt revision. ... Neuroimaging has a low sensitivity for identifying shunt malfunction. Neurosurgical consultation should be sought if shunt ...
... the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) management market is segmented into shunts and external drainage systems. In 2017, the shunts ... Cerebrospinal Fluid Management Market: Complications Related to CSF Shunts. Posted on 2021-02-22 by MarketsandMarkets in ... The global cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) management market is expected to reach USD 1.56 Billion by 2022 from USD 1.26 Billion in ... In 2017, North America held the largest share of the cerebrospinal fluid management market, followed by Europe. Factors such as ...
We investigate the predictive value of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow void on outcome after shunting in a prospective series of ... Flow void of cerebrospinal fluid in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus of the elderly: can it predict outcome after ... Those parameters were not considered in the decision to perform shunting. CSF flow void in the aqueduct and the adjacent third ... shunting?. Krauss JK1, Regel JP, Vach W, Jüngling FD, Droste DW, Wakhloo AK. ...
Kim TY, Stewart G, Voth M, Signs and symptoms of cerebrospinal fluid shunt malfunction in the pediatric emergency department. ... Failure of cerebrospinal fluid shunts: part I: Obstruction and mechanical failure. Pediatr Neurol. 2006;34(2):83-92. ... Failure of cerebrospinal fluid shunts: part I: Obstruction and mechanical failure. . Pediatr Neurol. . 2006. ;. 34. (. 2. ):. ... Part 4: Cerebrospinal fluid shunt or endoscopic third ventriculostomy for the treatment of hydrocephalus in children. J ...
Biological Markers / analysis, cerebrospinal fluid. Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts. Chronic Disease / therapy. Extracellular Matrix ... Cerebrospinal fluid tenascin-C increases preceding the development of chronic shunt-dependent hydrocephalus after subarachnoid ... cerebrospinal fluid TN-C levels were significantly higher in patients with than without subsequent chronic shunt-dependent ... RESULTS: Cerebrospinal fluid TN-C levels were less than the diagnostic threshold level in control patients but markedly ...
Current epidemiology of cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery in the UK and Ireland (2004-2013) ... Current epidemiology of cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery in the UK and Ireland (2004-2013) ...
Glucocorticosteroid treatment for cerebrospinal fluid eosinophilia in a patient with ventriculoperitonial shunt. Ann Allergy ... Treatment of recurrent ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure associated with persistent cerebrospinal fluid eosinophilia and latex ... between 2004 and 2010 treated with operative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt placement. ... central nervous system malformations on postoperative complications following placement of cerebrospinal fluid shunts in ...
Stock Illustration of Cross Section Biomedical Illustration Of Cerebral Shunt With Valve Inserted In Brain Of Boy To Remove ... Excess Cerebrospinal Fluid With Tube To Carry Into Stomach. Stock Illustration by Dorling Kindersley from the collection ... section biomedical illustration of cerebral shunt with valve inserted in brain of boy to remove excess cerebrospinal fluid with ...
Fever in a child with cerebrospinal fluid access device or shunt: a pragmatic approach to management ... Fever in a child with cerebrospinal fluid access device or shunt: a pragmatic approach to management ... However, as shunt infections may present with few or even no specific symptoms, evaluation of a child with a shunt presenting ... Children with shunts commonly present with fever, and often the focus of infection will be unrelated to their shunt. ...
The device for preventing deviation of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt comprises: an inner flange part which is fitted into a hole ... The device for preventing deviation of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt, according to the present invention, is for firmly fixing a ... shunt that enables cerebrospinal fluid to move between a cerebral ventricle and the inside of the abdominal cavity. ... part and the outer flange part and is positioned in the hole to be formed in the abdominal wall and which fixes the shunt ...
OBJECTIVE To evaluate CSF shunt complication incidence and factors that may be associated with increased shunt dysfunction and ... or cyst-peritoneal shunts. Shunt complications were classified as mechanical dysfunction or infection. Follow-up was at least 2 ... CONCLUSION Shunt surgery still carries a high morbidity rate, with a mean of 2.2 reoperations per patient in 23.3% of patients ... Revisions of shunts implanted in another hospital or before the study period were excluded, as well as lumbo- ...
View List of doctors, Treatment cost, Feedback & Book appointment online for Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Treatment in Marilag ... Availability for Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Treatment in Marilag. ...
Matin, P., Goodwin, D. A., & Denardo, G. L. (1970). Cerebrospinal fluid scanning and ventricular shunts. Radiology, 94(2), 435- ... Matin, P, Goodwin, DA & Denardo, GL 1970, Cerebrospinal fluid scanning and ventricular shunts., Radiology, vol. 94, no. 2, pp ... title = "Cerebrospinal fluid scanning and ventricular shunts.",. author = "P. Matin and Goodwin, {D. A.} and Denardo, {Gerald L ... Cerebrospinal fluid scanning and ventricular shunts. / Matin, P.; Goodwin, D. A.; Denardo, Gerald L. ...
The shunting of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was first described in 1895, but it was not until the 1950s that shunting ventricular ... Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts. Last Updated on Tue, 11 Jun 2019 , Emergency Medicine ... Mechanical shunting is the primary treatment as there is usually no alternative corrective surgical or medical therapy for this ... Many types of CSF shunt systems exist. Most systems consist of three components beginning with a silastic tube passed into the ...
Eosinophilia of the Cerebrospinal Fluid : Late Reaction to a Silastic Shunt. / Kennedy, Colin R.; Singer, Harvey S. ... Eosinophilia of the Cerebrospinal Fluid: Late Reaction to a Silastic Shunt. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 1988 Jun; ... Kennedy, Colin R. ; Singer, Harvey S. / Eosinophilia of the Cerebrospinal Fluid : Late Reaction to a Silastic Shunt. In: ... Kennedy, C. R., & Singer, H. S. (1988). Eosinophilia of the Cerebrospinal Fluid: Late Reaction to a Silastic Shunt. ...
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt technology has undergone rapid advances in the past two decades. As a result, pediatricians and ... Familiarity with the more common shunts is a prerequisite to intelligent management of shunt related problems. Physicians ... This feed focuses on Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) and the lymphatic system. Discover the latest papers using imaging techniques ... In addition, parents and guardians must be alerted to signs and symptoms related to shunt malfunction. ...
Percutaneous Ventriculocholecystic Shunt as a Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion Alternative: Technical Report. Contemporary ... Percutaneous Ventriculocholecystic Shunt as a Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion Alternative: Technical Report Contemporary ...
The development of effective cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts represents a landmark achievement in neurosurgery. This success, ... This article examines the various complications of CSF shunting, including proximal, valve, and distal obstruction; infection; ...
... "cerebrospinal fluid shunt," "CSF shunt," "ventriculoperitoneal shunt," "cerebral shunt AND complications," "cerebrospinal fluid ... The most common problems related to cerebrospinal fluid shunt are shunt obstruction, shunt infection and shunt overdrainage. ... The cerebrospinal fluid aspirates from the shunts did not yield any organisms. There has been no recurrence of the masses. The ... Radionuclide shuntogram is important in the evaluation of cerebrospinal fluid shunt complications such as mechanical failure, ...
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt is a widely accepted treatment of choice, but the clinical outcomes in patients with LMC are ... shunt surgery. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical characteristics of patients, symptom improvement after the shunt, rate ... Fifty-one patients had VP shunt, and 19 had LP shunt. After surgery, preoperative symptoms ... This study aimed to examine the efficacy of a CSF shunt in patients with LMC. Seventy patients with LMC confirmed by cytology ...
Breast cerebrospinal fluid after ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement. Kamlesh B. Patel, Michael S Wong, Thomas P. Whetzel, Lee ... Breast cerebrospinal fluid after ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement. / Patel, Kamlesh B.; Wong, Michael S; Whetzel, Thomas P. ... Patel, KB, Wong, MS, Whetzel, TP, Pu, LL-Q & Stevenson, TR 2010, Breast cerebrospinal fluid after ventriculoperitoneal shunt ... Breast cerebrospinal fluid after ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2010 Nov;126(5). ...
... etiology of hydrocephalus and history of previous cerebrospinal fluid shunt (e.g. ventriculo-peritoneal shunt). The percentage ... Implantation of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt or repeat ETV. Data suggest that a second ETV might be worthwhile if implantation ... A major advantage of performing an endoscopic third ventriculostomy over placement of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt is the ... of cerebrospinal fluid shunt can be avoided. In most countries and neurosurgical centres, the ETV procedure is part of the ...
A new operative protocol to diminish cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection As a result of this study, a new effective protocol ... complete shunt revision) of children undergoing initial shunt implantation or revision was initiated. With this new protocol 75 ... for shunt procedures involving modifications in the perioperative (antibiotic prophylaxis) and intraoperative management ( ...
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts have been successfully used to treat hydrocephalus for over 50 years and are the most common ... Advanced Tools and Technologies for Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts STTR Hydrocephalus is caused by a heterogeneous group of ... Diagnosis of CSF shunt failure or suboptimal shunt operation can be difficult. Smptoms of CSF shunt failure usually affect ... In a typical shunt system, a catheter is used to drain the fluid from the brain to a site in the body where it can be absorbed ...
Breast Cerebrospinal Fluid after Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement. Patel, Kamlesh B.; Wong, Michael S.; Whetzel, Thomas P ...
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infections. In: Shah SS. Shah S.S.(Ed.),Ed. Samir S. Shah.eds. Pediatric Practice: Infectious Disease ... Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infections." Pediatric Practice: Infectious Disease Shah SS. Shah S.S.(Ed.),Ed. Samir S. Shah. McGraw ... cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections. Shah SS. Shah S.S.(Ed.),Ed. Samir S. Shah. Pediatric Practice: Infectious Disease. McGraw ... Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), or ventricular, shunts are the predominant mode of therapy for children with hydrocephalus. Common ...
  • For meningitis related to internal ventricular catheter (IVC or CSF shunt) and external ventricular catheter (EVC) placement, adherence with careful aseptic technique is also essential. (clinicalpainadvisor.com)
  • The objective of this systematic review was to examine the existing literature comparing CSF shunts and endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus and to make evidence-based recommendations regarding the selection of surgical technique for this condition. (elsevier.com)
  • Both the US National Library of Medicine and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were queried using MeSH headings and key words specifically chosen to identify published articles detailing the use of CSF shunts and ETV for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus. (elsevier.com)
  • RECOMMENDATION: Both CSF shunts and ETV are options in the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus. (elsevier.com)
  • The primary outcome was a composite of fetal loss or any of the following: infant death, CSF shunt placement, or meeting the prespecified criteria for shunt placement. (thejns.org)
  • Primary outcome, actual shunt placement, and shunt revision rates for prenatal versus postnatal repair were compared. (thejns.org)
  • The shunt criteria were reassessed to determine which were most concordant with practice, and a new composite outcome was created from the primary outcome by replacing the original criteria for CSF shunt placement with the revised criteria. (thejns.org)
  • The authors used logistic regression to estimate whether there were interactions between the type of surgery and known prenatal risk factors (lesion level, gestational age, degree of hindbrain herniation, and ventricle size) for shunt placement, and to determine which factors were associated with shunting among those infants who underwent prenatal surgery. (thejns.org)
  • A meta-analysis of 15 randomized clinical trials encompassing 1,736 participants published in 2006 supports the use of peri-procedural prophylactic antibiotics with the placement of internal ventricular shunt devices. (clinicalpainadvisor.com)
  • One retrospective study revealed a decreased incidence of shunt infection following the adoption of a double-gloving strategy. (clinicalpainadvisor.com)
  • Infections related to craniotomies can be decreased via employing surgical techniques that minimize cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage, as well as limiting the total duration of surgery. (clinicalpainadvisor.com)
  • It has also been suggested that even when a double-gloving strategy is employed that exchange of the outer pair of gloves prior to handling shunt material during surgery may further reduce infections. (clinicalpainadvisor.com)
  • Larger ventricles at initial screening are associated with an increased need for shunting among those undergoing fetal surgery for myelomeningocele. (thejns.org)
  • The tubing is burrowed under your skin to your abdomen, where the shunt releases the excess fluid. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Your doctor might order a lumbar puncture to measure the pressure inside your skull and analyze your spinal fluid. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Spinal fluid shunt. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The tabulated evidence supported the evaluation of CSF shunts versus ETV. (elsevier.com)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid shunts and ETV demonstrated equivalent outcomes in the clinical etiologies studied. (elsevier.com)
  • A shunt is generally considered only if other treatments haven't relieved your condition. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Using these modified criteria, only 3 patients in each group met criteria but did not receive a shunt. (thejns.org)
  • Fourteen articles met all study criteria and contained comparative data on CSF shunts and ETV. (elsevier.com)
  • Shunts fail for a variety of reasons including obstruction, infection, and mechanical failure. (springer.com)
  • The large share of this segment can be primarily attributed to growing number of shunting procedures performed worldwide as well as the increasing number of revision shunt surgeries owing to shunt malfunction and infection. (express-press-release.net)
  • Children with shunts commonly present with fever, and often the focus of infection will be unrelated to their shunt. (bmj.com)
  • Those children who are most at risk of shunt infection are those who within the preceding 8 weeks have had insertion, revision or access of their shunt or chemotherapy device, or have had abdominal surgery in the presence of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. (bmj.com)
  • The caveat is that this should not be used as an absolute cut-off where there is strong suspicion of shunt infection or no clear focus at a later time point. (bmj.com)
  • OBJECTIVE To evaluate CSF shunt complication incidence and factors that may be associated with increased shunt dysfunction and infection rates in adults. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Seventy-eight episodes of infection associated with ventriculoperitoneal shunt (65 episodes), ventriculoatrial shunt (7), lumboperitoneal shunt (5), and central nervous system reservoir (1) were included. (oup.com)
  • A surgical procedure was performed to treat infection in 63 (81% of the episodes) (shunt removal in 37 episodes and shunt replacement in 26). (oup.com)
  • therefore, a high index of suspicion and improved methods are required for diagnosing shunt-associated infection. (oup.com)
  • The most common problems related to cerebrospinal fluid shunt are shunt obstruction , shunt infection and shunt overdrainage . (operativeneurosurgery.com)
  • Infection was the second most common complication, with the rate ranging from 3% to 12% of shunt operations. (operativeneurosurgery.com)
  • A meta-analysis that included 17 randomized controlled trials of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis demonstrated a decrease in shunt infection by half (OR 0.51, 95% CI 0.36-0.73). (operativeneurosurgery.com)
  • Similarly, use of detailed protocols including perioperative antibiotics, skin preparation, and limitation of OR personnel and operative time, among other steps, were shown in uncontrolled studies to decrease shunt infection by more than half. (operativeneurosurgery.com)
  • Surgery for CSF shunt placement or revision is associated with a high complication risk due primarily to mechanical issues and infection. (operativeneurosurgery.com)
  • A shunt has risk of infection and failure for which subsequent surgery is needed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infection, hematoma, and cerebrospinal fluid leaks may present in the direct postoperative period. (wikipedia.org)
  • Syringoperitoneal shunts to drain the syrinx are widely used, and subject to the same blockage, infection and other complications noted above. (sbir.gov)
  • 3 , 4 Factors associated with CSF shunt infections include premature birth, young age, neuroendoscope use during shunt insertion, prior shunt infection, and hospital stay more than 3 days at the time of shunt insertion. (mhmedical.com)
  • 3 months) has been associated with a nearly five-fold increase in the risk of shunt infection. (mhmedical.com)
  • Patients younger than 1 year at the time of shunt placement also have a substantially higher risk of shunt infection than those older than 1 year at the time of shunt placement. (mhmedical.com)
  • 8 , 9 Insertion of a shunt after a previous shunt infection is associated with a four-fold increase in the risk of shunt infection. (mhmedical.com)
  • OBJECTIVE: Infection after cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts or ventriculostomies is a common complication associated with significant morbidity and mortality. (uab.edu)
  • CONCLUSION: These preliminary data suggest that PCR is a highly sensitive, rapid, and potentially promising modality for the detection and treatment of CSF shunt ventriculostomy infection. (uab.edu)
  • Endpoints were defined as shunt failure resulting from shunt obstruction, overdrainage, loculations of the cerebral ventricles, or infection. (elsevier.com)
  • CONCLUSION: Cerebrospinal fluid shunt failure, predominantly from shunt obstruction and infection, remains a persistent problem in pediatric hydrocephalus. (elsevier.com)
  • Treatment of a shunt infection may include removal of the infected hardware, placement of a drainage device, and use of IV or intraventricular antibiotics. (uspharmacist.com)
  • 1 month), and previous shunt infection. (uspharmacist.com)
  • OBJECTIVE CSF shunt infection requires both surgical and antibiotic treatment. (wustl.edu)
  • The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) registry provides a unique opportunity to understand reinfection following treatment for CSF shunt infection. (wustl.edu)
  • This study examines the association of surgical and antibiotic decisions in the treatment of first CSF shunt infection with reinfection. (wustl.edu)
  • The HCRN consensus definition was used to define CSF shunt infection and reinfection. (wustl.edu)
  • The key surgical predictor variable was surgical approach to treatment for CSF shunt infection, and the key antibiotic treatment predictor variable was intravenous antibiotic selection and duration. (wustl.edu)
  • RESULTS Of 233 children in the HCRN registry with an initial CSF shunt infection during the study period, 38 patients (16%) developed reinfection over a median time of 44 days (interquartile range [IQR] 19-437). (wustl.edu)
  • While this finding did not achieve statistical significance, in all 5 Cox proportional hazards models both surgical approach (other than total shunt removal at initial CSF shunt infection) and nonventriculoperitoneal shunt location were consistently associated with a higher hazard of reinfection, while the use of ultrasound was consistently associated with a lower hazard of reinfection. (wustl.edu)
  • While these findings did not achieve statistical significance, surgical approach other than total removal at initial CSF shunt infection was consistently associated with a higher hazard of reinfection in this study and suggests the feasibility of controlling and standardizing the surgical approach (shunt removal with EVD placement). (wustl.edu)
  • Further consideration should be given to the use of rifampin in the treatment of CSF shunt infection. (wustl.edu)
  • High-quality studies of the optimal duration of antibiotic treatment are critical to the creation of evidence-based guidelines for CSF shunt infection treatment. (wustl.edu)
  • Risk factors for first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: findings from a multi-center prospective cohort study. (picujournalclub.com)
  • OBJECTIVE: To quantify the extent to which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt revisions are associated with increased risk of CSF shunt infection, after adjusting for patient factors that may contribute to infection risk. (picujournalclub.com)
  • The primary outcome of interest was first CSF shunt infection. (picujournalclub.com)
  • Data for initial CSF shunt placement and all subsequent CSF shunt revisions prior to first CSF shunt infection, where applicable, were obtained. (picujournalclub.com)
  • The risk of first infection was estimated using a multivariable Cox proportional hazard model accounting for patient characteristics and CSF shunt revisions, and is reported using hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% CI. (picujournalclub.com)
  • RESULTS: Of the 102 children who developed first infection within 12 months of placement, 33 (32%) followed one or more CSF shunt revisions. (picujournalclub.com)
  • CONCLUSIONS: This study quantifies the elevated risk of infection associated with shunt revisions observed in clinical practice. (picujournalclub.com)
  • These infections may be difficult to diagnose because changes in cerebrospinal fluid parameters are often subtle, making it hard to determine if the abnormalities are related to infection, related to placement of devices, or following neurosurgery. (idsociety.org)
  • New headache, nausea, lethargy, and/or change in mental status are suggestive of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection (strong, moderate) . (idsociety.org)
  • The main concerns regarding the use of CSF shunts during laparoscopic surgery are increases in the intracranial pressure, shunt dysfunction, shunt infection due to pneumoperitoneum, and surgical site infection. (hindawi.com)
  • Infection is a major complication of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting procedures. (aiche.org)
  • Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the meninges and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), a clear fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. (medicalcityhospital.com)
  • People usually stay in the hospital until the fever has fallen and the fluid around the spine and the brain is clear of infection. (medicalcityhospital.com)
  • Detailed standardized protocol to prevent cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection. (annals.org)
  • Shunt placement in and of itself is associated with complications such as obstruction, infection, and displacement requiring repeated shunt revisions as early as the first year of life. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The development of effective cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts represents a landmark achievement in neurosurgery. (uab.edu)
  • Subcategories were included for some questions based on specific populations of patients who may develop healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis after the following procedures or situations: cerebrospinal fluid shunts, cerebrospinal fluid drains, implantation of intrathecal infusion pumps, implantation of deep brain stimulation hardware, and general neurosurgery and head trauma. (idsociety.org)
  • Summarized below are recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis, specifically addressing the approach to infections associated with cerebrospinal fluid shunts, cerebrospinal fluid drains, intrathecal drug (eg, baclofen) therapy, deep brain stimulation hardware, and neurosurgery and head trauma. (idsociety.org)
  • Drainage devices for use such as ventriculo-atrial shunts are provided which are particularly useful in neurosurgery to divert fluid from the cerebral ventricular system when abnormal collections of cerebrospinal fluid occur secondary to obstruction or failure of reabsorption. (google.com)
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Ventriculo-atrial shunts have beenused in neurosurgery in the past. (google.com)
  • Flow void of cerebrospinal fluid in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus of the elderly: can it predict outcome after shunting? (nih.gov)
  • We investigate the predictive value of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow void on outcome after shunting in a prospective series of patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). (nih.gov)
  • In the elderly, the treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) by ventricular shunts can result in major neurologic improvement. (sbir.gov)
  • A correction to the article "The Prognostic Value of Clinical Characteristics and Parameters of Cerebrospinal Fluid Hydrodynamics in Shunting for Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus" that was previously published is presented. (ebscohost.com)
  • We describe our experience with Sophy programmable valve shunts, compared with Codman-Hakim programmable shunts in cases with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). (biomedsearch.com)
  • Implanting our shunts usually takes less than an hour, and may help relieve symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus. (medtronic.com)
  • There's no cure for normal pressure hydrocephalus, but there is a treatment: implanting a shunt to drain excess fluid from the brain. (medtronic.com)
  • Shunt implantation lets people with normal pressure hydrocephalus enjoy more normal lives. (medtronic.com)
  • She had a medical history of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) and required LP shunt insertion. (hindawi.com)
  • Background/objective: Little is known about the long-term clinical course and management of patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) treated by cere-brospinal fluid (CSF) shunting. (ebscohost.com)
  • In this prospective study, we aimed to compare CSF flow parameters in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus with those in healthy controls and change after shunt surgery and to investigate whether any parameter could predict surgical outcome. (ajnr.org)
  • Aqueductal CSF stroke volume was increased in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus and decreased after shunt surgery, whereas retrograde aqueductal net flow did not seem to be specific for patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. (ajnr.org)
  • After implantation of the shunt, CSF drainage is not always adequate. (springer.com)
  • The surgical treatment options for hydrocephalus are, as previously mentioned, implantation of a cerebral shunt and ETV. (wikipedia.org)
  • Implantation of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt or repeat ETV. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a result of this study, a new effective protocol for shunt procedures involving modifications in the perioperative (antibiotic prophylaxis) and intraoperative management (meticulous surgical technique, complete shunt revision) of children undergoing initial shunt implantation or revision was initiated. (paedcro.com)
  • The management of hydrocephalus, the accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain, often includes shunt implantation to prevent long-term effects. (uspharmacist.com)
  • Sophy, as well as Codman-Hakim programmable valve shunts, allow alteration of opening pressure after the implantation according to patients' conditions, which may contribute to reduction of revision. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Common neurosurgical procedure now alleviates hydrocephalous conditions by surgical implantation ofa shunt which carries excess fluids from the ventricle of the brain to the venous system where the foreign fluids are eventually absorbed and/or eliminated as through the kidneys. (google.com)
  • Armbruster C, Blauensteiner J, Ammerer HP, Kriwanek S (1993) Laparoscopically assisted implantation of ventriculoperitoneal shunts. (springer.com)
  • Eighteen patients were treated with shunt implantation and were re-examined clinically and with MR imaging the day before the operation and 3 months postoperatively. (ajnr.org)
  • Remedy is quite simple: insertion of a hydrocephalus shunt (or third ventriculostomy, however less common in NPH). (springer.com)
  • see Tension pneumocephalus after shunt insertion . (operativeneurosurgery.com)
  • METHODS: Three hundred-forty-four hydrocephalic children (age, birth to 18 yr) undergoing their first cerebrospinal fluid shunt insertion were randomized at 12 North American or European pediatric neurosurgical centers. (elsevier.com)
  • The purpose of this study is to study whether infants with triventricular hydrocephalus (TVH) have a better long-term outcome at 5 years when they are treated with a new procedure, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), than infants treated with the more traditional treatment, insertion of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Included are depictions of a patient with hydrocephalus and various treatment modalities including insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. (eurekalert.org)
  • 3D-CISS sequence identified obstructive membranes invisible in other sequences, which facilitated selection of neuroendoscopy in the treatment of 31 patients (23.1%) in total who would have been otherwise treated with shunt insertion. (ajnr.org)
  • 15 From a treatment point of view, identification of obstructive pathologic processes at any level through the CSF pathway is of significant importance because it can change the mode of management in patients with hydrocephalus, avoiding shunt insertion. (ajnr.org)
  • METHODS: We prospectively measured cerebrospinal fluid TN-C levels in 7 control patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms and in 29 consecutive patients with aneurysmal SAH on days 1 to 12. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Fernell E, Wendt L von, Serlo W, Heikkinen E, Andersson H. Ventriculoatrial or ventriculoperitoneal shunts in the treatment of hydrocephalus in children? (springermedizin.at)
  • Mazza C, Pasqualin A, Da Pian R. Results of treatment with ventriculoatrial and ventriculoperitoneal shunt in infantile nontumoral hydrocephalus. (springermedizin.at)
  • Comparison between ventriculoatrial and ventriculoperitoneal shunting in the adult population. (springermedizin.at)
  • On the basis of type, the shunts market is segmented into ventriculoperitoneal (VP), ventriculoatrial (VA), ventriculopleural (VPL), and lumboperitoneal (LP) shunts. (marketsandmarkets.com)
  • Most commonly used shunt systems are ventriculoperitoneal, ventriculoatrial, ventriculopleural and lumboperitoneal shunts. (businessresearchstore.com)
  • This article will focus on the two most utilized shunts: ventriculoperitoneal (VP) and ventriculoatrial (VA) shunts. (uspharmacist.com)
  • The degree and extension of CSF flow void were examined on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging scans of 37 elderly patients with idiopathic NPH who underwent subsequent shunting. (nih.gov)
  • Twenty-three patients with severe tuberculous meningitis who underwent cerebrospinal fluid shunting within the first month of illness were reviewed nine months later. (elsevier.com)
  • METHODS: We selected 86 CSF samples from adult patients who underwent either shunt tap or routine surveillance cultures of their ventriculostomy. (uab.edu)
  • A total of 147 consecutive patients underwent 204 shunt implantations (102 Sophy valves, 51 Codman-Hakim valves, 51 nonprogrammable valves). (biomedsearch.com)
  • The shunts divert CSF away from the ventricles, preventing increases in intracranial pressure that lead to neurologic sequelae. (mhmedical.com)
  • 7) Resistance to Cerebrospinal Fluid Outflow and Intracranial Pressure in Patients with Hydrocephalus after Subarachnoid Haemorrhage. (exlibris.ch)
  • Randomized trial of cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve design in pediatric hydrocephalus. (springer.com)
  • Ventricular shunts for pediatric hydrocephalus continue to be plagued with high failure rates. (operativeneurosurgery.com)
  • OBJECTIVE: Forty percent of standard cerebrospinal fluid shunts implanted for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus fail within the first year. (elsevier.com)
  • The objective of this systematic review was to examine the existing literature comparing CSF shunts and endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus and to make evidence-based recommendations regarding the selection of surgical technique for this condition. (elsevier.com)
  • Both the US National Library of Medicine and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were queried using MeSH headings and key words specifically chosen to identify published articles detailing the use of CSF shunts and ETV for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus. (elsevier.com)
  • RECOMMENDATION: Both CSF shunts and ETV are options in the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus. (elsevier.com)
  • Drake JM, Kestle JR, Milner R, Cinalli G, Boop F, Piatt J Jr et al (1998a) Randomised trial of cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve design in pediatric hydrocephalus. (springer.com)
  • On the other hand, the dearth of trained professionals and complications related to CSF shunts may challenge market growth to a certain extent. (marketsandmarkets.com)
  • The rate of shunt infections is estimated at 1.6% to 16.7% in adult patients but up to 20% in pediatric patients. (uspharmacist.com)
  • This entry was posted in Journal of Pediatrics and tagged Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts , Risk Assessment by E. Lawson . (picujournalclub.com)
  • However, despite improvements in materials, devices, and surgical techniques, shunt failure and complications remain common and may require multiple surgical procedures. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Mechanical shunting is the primary treatment as there is usually no alternative corrective surgical or medical therapy for this disorder. (barnardhealth.us)
  • Late shunt infections can occur several months after shunt surgery and account for approximately 15% of shunt-related infections. (uspharmacist.com)
  • On the basis of the results, the usefulness of CSF flow parameters to predict outcome after shunt surgery seem to be limited. (ajnr.org)
  • There is evidence that senescent changes in cerebrospinal fluid production, circulation, turnover and clearance of amyloid beta-peptides may be a key factor in the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease. (stanford.edu)
  • Shunt contamination is often caused when the proximal end of the shunt comes in contact with normal skin flora. (uspharmacist.com)
  • Czosnyka Z, Czosnyka M, Richards HK, Pickard JD (2002) Laboratory testing of hydrocephalus shunts - conclusion of the U.K. Shunt evaluation programme. (springer.com)
  • however, shunt malfunctions remain common and lead to neurological deficits if missed. (thejns.org)
  • Relationship between time related serum albumin concentration, optic nerve sheath diameter, cerebrospinal fluid pressure, and neurological prognosis in cardiac arrest survivors. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, with no shunt-related complications or neurological deficit. (hindawi.com)
  • In ventriculo-peritoneal shunts this gradient generates distal negative pressure caused by the fluid column in peritoneal drain. (springer.com)
  • Shunts allow excess cerebrospinal fluid to drain to another area of the body. (medtronic.com)
  • Treatment of hydrocephalus by direct shunt from ventricle to jugular vein. (springer.com)
  • 10 mm at initial screening, 45.2% with ventricle size of 10 up to 15 mm, and 79.0% with ventricle size ≥ 15 mm received a shunt, whereas in the postnatal group, 79.4%, 86.0%, and 87.5%, respectively, received a shunt (p = 0.02). (thejns.org)
  • The device for preventing deviation of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt, according to the present invention, is for firmly fixing a shunt that enables cerebrospinal fluid to move between a cerebral ventricle and the inside of the abdominal cavity. (wipo.int)
  • A new shunt for obstructive hydrocephalus: ventricle-Sylvian fissure shunt A preliminary report. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Within each ventricle is a region of choroid plexus which produces the circulating cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). (wikipedia.org)
  • The interventricular foramina (also called the foramina of Monro) connect the lateral ventricles to the third ventricle through which the cerebrospinal fluid can flow. (wikipedia.org)
  • This invention relates to method and apparatus for forming a channel to allow communication of fluids from one portion of a patient's body to another, and more particularly, to a device that can communicate blood between the left ventricle and coronary arteries or veins. (google.ca)
  • Cerbrospinal fluid (CSF) pathway studies have revealed that after egressing from the fourth ventricle reaches the basal supra sellar cistern and ultimately the sylvian cisterns from where the CSF travels over the cerebral convexity subarachnoid space to reach the superior saggital sinus and enters the blood stream. (semanticscholar.org)
  • It was a major advance in the 1950s when safe implantable materials for the manufacturing of shunt tubing and valves were identified. (springer.com)
  • Although adjustable valves have improved the outcomes for some individuals, overdrainage and suboptimal shunt operation still occurs in many patients. (sbir.gov)
  • Two new shunt valves designed to limit excess flow, particularly in upright positions, were studied to compare treatment failure rates with those for standard differential-pressure valves. (elsevier.com)
  • There was no difference in shunt failure-free duration among the three valves (P = 0.24). (elsevier.com)
  • There are various types of shunt valves. (medtronic.com)
  • In addition, the effect of shunt valves on overall adhesion will be investigated. (aiche.org)
  • There are three types of overdrainage: related to body posture, related to excessive vasogenic pressure waves and related to excessive pumping of shunt prechamber (less common, but worth considering, particularly in paediatric cases). (springer.com)
  • Generally, posture related overdrainage is derived from the fact that in most of shunts flow is controlled by the differential pressure between inlet and outlet. (springer.com)
  • Gravitational Shunt Assistant and Membrane Devices are not effective in such cases-like in overdrainage secondary to pumping shunt pre-chamber. (springer.com)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts have been successfully used to treat hydrocephalus for over 50 years and are the most common treatment option for this disorder. (sbir.gov)
  • Shunts have been used to treat hydrocephalus for more than 50 years. (medtronic.com)
  • However, complications with CSF shunts often occur. (aiche.org)
  • 5 years of age and adults aged 50 to 59 years appear to have the greatest incidence of shunt infections. (uspharmacist.com)