Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the treatment of childhood hydrocephalus.

@article{Kulkarni2009EndoscopicTV,
  title={Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the treatment of childhood hydrocephalus.},
  author={Abhaya V Kulkarni and James M. Drake and Conor Mallucci and Spyros Sgouros and James Thomas Roth and Shlomi Constantini},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={155 2},
  pages={
          254-9.e1
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To develop a model to predict the probability of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) success in the treatment for hydrocephalus on the basis of a child's individual characteristics. STUDY DESIGN We analyzed 618 ETVs performed consecutively on children at 12 international institutions to identify predictors of ETV success at 6 months. A multivariable logistic regression model was developed on 70% of the dataset (training set) and validated on 30% of the dataset (validation set… CONTINUE READING
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