Valerie Phillips

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OBJECT Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement remains the mainstay treatment for pediatric hydrocephalus. These devices have a relatively high complication and failure rate, often requiring multiple revisions. The authors present a single institution's experience of pediatric patients treated with VP shunts. With an average follow-up time of 20 years,(More)
PURPOSE It is established in the literature that disparities exist in the quality of healthcare for patients from disadvantaged backgrounds and lower socioeconomic status. There may be roadblocks within the field of neurosurgery preventing equal access and quality of care. Our goal was to study the similarities between pediatric patients with shunted(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The external ventricular drain (EVD) is commonly used for the treatment of hydrocephalus and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed indications for EVD placement over the last 20 years in pediatric patients at our institution. Additionally, we evaluated the rate that an EVD needed to be converted(More)
The dental identification of human remains utilizes the matching of dental restorations. The radiographic images of amalgam restorations are paramount in this process. The compound amalgam restoration has a unique radiographic morphology and can be readily identified in both antemortem and postmortem data. To test the radiographic morphology of compound(More)
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