Anesthesia and Developing Brains — Implications of the FDA Warning

For more than 15 years, the potential for lasting neurotoxic effects of agents used to induce general anesthesia and sedation when administered to young children — and indirectly through pregnant women to fetuses with developing brains — has been a subject of concern and considerable research interest. The topic has been the focus of three… Read More Anesthesia and Developing Brains — Implications of the FDA Warning

Role of Radiological Parameters in Predicting Overall Shunt Outcome After Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion in Pediatric Patients With Obstructive Hydrocephalus

Neurosurgical Focus Role of Radiological Parameters in Predicting Overall Shunt Outcome After Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion in Pediatric Patients With Obstructive Hydrocephalus Devi Prasad Patra, MD, MCh; Shyamal C. Bir, MD, PhD; Tanmoy K. Maiti, MD, MCh; Piyush Kalakoti, MD; Hugo Cuellar, MD, PhD; Bharat Guthikonda, MD; Hai Sun, MD, PhD; Christina Notarianni, MD; Anil Nanda,… Read More Role of Radiological Parameters in Predicting Overall Shunt Outcome After Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion in Pediatric Patients With Obstructive Hydrocephalus

Preoperative evaluation and surgical decision-making in pediatric epilepsy surgery.

Transl Pediatr. 2016 Jul;5(3):169-179. Preoperative evaluation and surgical decision-making in pediatric epilepsy surgery. Ducis K1, Guan J2, Karsy M2, Bollo RJ3. Author information Abstract Epilepsy is a common disease in the pediatric population, and the majority of cases are controlled with medications and lifestyle modification. For the children whose seizures are pharmacoresistant, continued epileptic activity… Read More Preoperative evaluation and surgical decision-making in pediatric epilepsy surgery.

A novel technique to treat acquired Chiari I malformation after supratentorial shunting.

Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Sep;32(9):1721-5. doi: 10.1007/s00381-016-3138-7. Epub 2016 Jun 11. A novel technique to treat acquired Chiari I malformation after supratentorial shunting. Potgieser AR1, Hoving EW2. Author information Abstract PURPOSE: The acquired Chiari I malformation with abnormal cranial vault thickening is a rare late complication of supratentorial shunting. It poses a difficult clinical problem,… Read More A novel technique to treat acquired Chiari I malformation after supratentorial shunting.

Intracranial hypertension after surgical correction for craniosynostosis: a systematic review.

Neurosurg Focus. 2015 May;38(5):E6. doi: 10.3171/2015.2.FOCUS14853. Intracranial hypertension after surgical correction for craniosynostosis: a systematic review. Christian EA1, Imahiyerobo TA, Nallapa S, Urata M, McComb JG, Krieger MD. Author information Abstract OBJECT The authors’ aim was perform a systematic review on the incidence of intracranial hypertension (IH) after surgery for craniosynostosis. METHODS A systematic literature… Read More Intracranial hypertension after surgical correction for craniosynostosis: a systematic review.

Surgery for intracranial arachnoid cysts in children-a prospective long-term study.

Surgery for intracranial arachnoid cysts in children-a prospective long-term study. Rabiei K1,2, Högfeldt MJ3, Doria-Medina R4, Tisell M3,4. Author information Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Jul;32(7):1257-63. doi: 10.1007/s00381-016-3064-8. Epub 2016 Mar 21. Abstract PURPOSE: Intracranial arachnoid cysts are cystic malformations found in both adults and children. While many are asymptomatic, some cause symptoms and warrant surgical… Read More Surgery for intracranial arachnoid cysts in children-a prospective long-term study.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in 2012

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in 2012 The Year with New Guidelines and Common Data Elements Michael J. Bell, MDcorrespondencePress enter key for correspondence informationemailPress enter key to Email the author, Patrick M. Kochanek, MD Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains the leading cause of death of children in the developing world. In 2012, several international efforts… Read More Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in 2012