Association of intraventricular hemorrhage secondary to prematurity with cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery in the first year following initial shunt placement.

@article{Simon2012AssociationOI,
  title={Association of intraventricular hemorrhage secondary to prematurity with cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery in the first year following initial shunt placement.},
  author={Tamara D. Simon and Kathryn Burr Whitlock and Jay K. Riva-Cambrin and John R. W. Kestle and Margaret Rosenfeld and J. Michael Dean and Richard Holubkov and Marcie Langley and Nicole Mayer-Hamblett},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={54-63}
}
OBJECT The neurosurgical literature has conflicting findings regarding the association between indications for CSF shunt placement and subsequent shunt surgery. The object of this study was to identify baseline factors at the time of initial CSF shunt placement that are independently associated with subsequent surgery. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of children ages 0-18 years who underwent initial CSF shunt placement between January 1, 1997, and October 12, 2006, at a tertiary… CONTINUE READING