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Table 1 Characteristics of study subjects with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus

From: Chemokine and cytokine levels in the lumbar cerebrospinal fluid of preterm infants with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus

Subject ID Sex PMA at birth (weeks) TP (μg/ml) PMA at CSF sample (weeks) Temporizing neurosurgical procedure PMA at temporizing procedure (weeks) VP shunt surgery PMA (weeks)
1 M 24.00 2369 26.86 RES 27.00 37.57
2 F 29.57 1745 30.29 RES 31.29 36.57
3 F 24.00 6072 26.86 RES 27.86 34.71
4 M 29.00 4564 31.14 RES 31.57 40.86
5 M 26.00 9596 27.43 RES 28.14 38.14
6 M 28.14 2606 28.71 RES 30.14 37.14
7 F 24.57 1270 28.00 RES 30.57 39.29
8 M 24.71 1869 30.57 RES 34.14 59.29
9 M 25.43 1420 27.57 NAa NA NA
10 M 25.43 2620 28.71 RES 31.00 53.57
11 M 25.86 1902 27.71 RES 28.14 NAb
12 M 25.29 3735 27.71 RES 28.00 40.00
13 F 29.57 2331 30.00 RES 31.29 36.57
14 F 24.00 4300 26.43 RES 27.00 37.57
  1. PMA post-menstrual age, TP total protein, CSF cerebrospinal fluid, VP ventriculo-peritoneal, RES ventricular reservoir, NA not available
  2. aSubject 9 expired after withdrawal of care by family
  3. bSubject 11 developed a S. capitis RES infection 12 weeks after RES implantation and device tapping for cerebrospinal fluid removal (CSF). CSF samples prior to the 12-week sample were sterile on culture. After infection, the RES was removed and replaced with an external ventricular drain, which was later successfully weaned, and no shunt was implanted. Subject 10 underwent endoscopic third ventriculostomy with choroid plexus cauterization prior to VP shunt placement. Subject 1 had a shunt malfunction within 6 months of VP shunt implantation