Naman S. Desai

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OBJECTIVE Catheter-related infection remains a cause of morbidity in the use of external ventricular drains (EVDs). The aim of this retrospective single-center study was to assess the rate and factors related to ventriculostomy infections in the setting of the published literature. METHODS Patients that underwent EVD placement in a single-center were(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumosinus dilatans (PD) is a pathologic condition involving the hyperaeration of one or several of the paranasal sinuses that can lead to significant deformation of the overlying bone. Although the presenting complaint of patients with PD is most commonly aesthetic in nature, the condition has also been associated with intracranial tumors and(More)
Oculocerebrorenal syndrome of Lowe (OCRL) is a multisystem disorder characterized by congenital cataracts, hypotonia, and cognitive developmental delay with renal complications developing in the first few months of life. Clinical and laboratory findings of Lowe syndrome are well documented. Though a small number of case reports describe the neuroimaging(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between the experience of pediatric housestaff and tests ordered on infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN Prospective, cohort study over one full academic year. SETTING One academic Level III neonatal intensive care nursery. PATIENTS Data were collected prospectively on all 785 infants admitted(More)
In a randomised cross-over study, 72 anaesthetists attempted to place Pro-Breathe, new Portex, and Frova single-use tracheal tube introducers and an Eschmann multiple-use introducer in the trachea of a manikin set to simulate a grade 3 laryngeal view. Successful placement (proportion, 95% confidence interval) of either the Frova (78%, 67-86%) or the(More)
Optical contrast is often the limiting factor in the imaging of live biological tissue. Studies were conducted in postmortem human brain to identify clinical applications where the structures of interest possess high intrinsic optical contrast and where the real-time, high-resolution imaging capabilities of optical coherence tomography (OCT) may be(More)
Bilateral spontaneous renal artery dissection is extremely rare with computed tomography angiography being an efficient noninvasive alternative to catheter angiography for its diagnosis. We report the case of a 65-year-old woman with bilateral spontaneous renal artery dissection resulting in bilateral renal infarctions and hydroureteronephrosis.
BACKGROUND Little is known of how the inexperience or the clinical workload of housestaff affects the decisions they make in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The authors hypothesized that less experienced interns would order more tests per infant than more experienced residents, especially under conditions of heavy workload. METHOD The NICU at the(More)
Pneumosinus dilatans (PD) is a pathologic hyperaeration of the paranasal sinuses of unknown etiology. Although benign itself, PD has been associated with a number of serious concomitant conditions, including meningioma, optic nerve tumors, and visual loss. Patients with PD often present with cosmetic complaints, desiring recontouring of the facial bones to(More)