Factors Predicting Ventriculostomy Revision at a Large Academic Medical Center.

@article{Ramayya2019FactorsPV,
  title={Factors Predicting Ventriculostomy Revision at a Large Academic Medical Center.},
  author={Ashwin G. Ramayya and Gregory Glauser and Brendan J. Mcshane and Marc J Branche and Saurabh R. Sinha and Svetlana Kvint and Vivek P. Buch and Kalil G. Abdullah and David K. Kung and H Isaac Chen and Neil Rainer Malhotra and Ali Kemal Ozturk},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2019},
  volume={123},
  pages={
          e509-e514
        }
}
BACKGROUND Freehand bedside ventriculostomy placement can result in catheter malfunction requiring a revision procedure and cause significant patient morbidity. We performed a single-center retrospective review to assess factors related to this complication. METHODS Using an administrative database and chart review, we identified 101 first-time external ventricular drain placements performed at the bedside. We collected data regarding demographics, medical comorbidities, complications, and… CONTINUE READING