Risk factors for shunt malfunction in pediatric hydrocephalus: a multicenter prospective cohort study.

@article{RivaCambrin2016RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for shunt malfunction in pediatric hydrocephalus: a multicenter prospective cohort study.},
  author={Jay K. Riva-Cambrin and John R. W. Kestle and Richard Holubkov and Jerry Butler and Abhaya V Kulkarni and James M. Drake and W E Whitehead and John C. Wellons and Chevis N. Shannon and Mandeep S. Tamber and David Delmar Limbrick and Curtis J. Rozzelle and Samuel R. Browd and Tamara D. Simon},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={382-90}
}
OBJECT The rate of CSF shunt failure remains unacceptably high. The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) conducted a comprehensive prospective observational study of hydrocephalus management, the aim of which was to isolate specific risk factors for shunt failure. METHODS The study followed all first-time shunt insertions in children younger than 19 years at 6 HCRN centers. The HCRN Investigator Committee selected, a priori, 21 variables to be examined, including clinical… CONTINUE READING
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