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)
  • Melvin Thomas Hargrett, Saul Arambula, Sheila Barrow, David Bell, Ruth Bentley, Robin L Kelly +11 others
  • 2015
This Dissertation is brought to you for free and open access by the Theses and Dissertations at Loyola eCommons. It has been accepted for inclusion in Dissertations by an authorized administrator of Loyola eCommons. For more information, please contact iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to acknowledge special members of the Loyola(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)
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