Pediatrics

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Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines

November 24, 2014
Pediatrics
By: 
Brandon G. Rocque, MD MS
Source: 
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics supplement

Pediatric hydrocephalus guidelines were recently published in a Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics supplement. This is the first systematic scientific literature review to develop clinical guidelines for treating pediatric hydrocephalus.  Based on the strength of supporting evidence to indicate...

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Posterior fossa decompression with or without duraplasty in children with Type I Chiari malformation

September 4, 2014
Pediatrics
By: 
Brandon G. Rocque, MD MS
Source: 
Child's Nervous System

Debate continues over whether adding duraplasty to bony decompression for Chiari I malformation patients increases symptomatic relief and improves syringomyelia resolution.  Lee et al. recently reported 24 months followup data on a retrospective cohort study with historical control of 65...

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Reducing complications for in utero fetal myelomeningocele closure

July 31, 2014
Pediatrics
By: 
Brandon G. Rocque, MD MS
Source: 
Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics

Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) reports that in utero myelomeningocele closure is associated with lower ventricular shunting rates and higher ambulation rate, but with a higher rate of chorioamnion separation, premature rupture of membranes, and preterm delivery compared to conventional...

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