Intervention Protocol

Subcutaneous reservoir drainage versus ventriculoperitoneal shunt for the treatment of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in preterm infants

  1. Bo Yu1,*,
  2. Shasha Li2,
  3. Dong Zhou3,
  4. Peter G Davis4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 8 JUL 2009

Assessed as up-to-date: 16 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007970


How to Cite

Yu B, Li S, Zhou D, Davis PG. Subcutaneous reservoir drainage versus ventriculoperitoneal shunt for the treatment of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in preterm infants (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD007970. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007970.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Department of Paediatrics, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

  2. 2

    The 2nd Affiliated Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

  3. 3

    West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Department of Neurology, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

  4. 4

    Royal Women's Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

*Bo Yu, Department of Paediatrics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, No 109, Xue-Yuan-Xi-Lu Street, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, 325027, China. dog4317169@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 8 JUL 2009

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective of this systematic review is to determine the effect of subcutaneous reservoir drainage compared to ventriculoperitoneal shunt in neurodevelopmental outcome and other morbidities in preterm infants with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus.

Four specific objectives of this review are:

  1. Compare the long-term efficacy (neurodevelopmental outcomes) of the two interventions.
  2. Compare the short-term efficacy (changes of ventricular size, intracranial pressure and head circumference) of the two interventions.
  3. Compare the perioperative risks and complications of the two interventions.
  4. Compare the post-operative side-effects and complications of the two interventions.