Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Positional Plagiocephaly: Executive Summary

Ann Marie Flannery, Mandeep S. Tamber, Catherine Mazzola, Paul Klimo, Lissa C. Baird, Rachana Tyagi, David F. Bauer, Alexandra Beier, Susan Durham, Alexander Y. Lin, Catherine McClung-Smith, Laura Mitchell, Dimitrios Nikas

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Positional plagiocephaly is a common problem seen by pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, and pediatric neurosurgeons. OBJECTIVE: To create evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of pediatric positional plagiocephaly. METHODS: This guideline was prepared by the Plagiocephaly Guideline Task Force, a multidisciplinary team made up of physician volunteers (clinical experts), medical librarians, and clinical guidelines specialists. The task force conducted a series of systematic literature searches of PubMed and the Cochrane Library, according to standard protocols for each topic addressed in subsequent chapters of this guideline. RESULTS: The systematic literature searches returned 396 abstracts relative to the 4 main topics addressed in this guideline. The results were analyzed and are described in detail in each subsequent chapter included in this guideline. CONCLUSION: Evidence-based guidelines for the management of infants with positional plagiocephaly will help practitioners manage this common disorder. The full guidelines documents can be located at https://www.cns.org/guidelines/guidelines-management-patients-positional-plagiocephaly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-624
Number of pages2
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume79
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • Infants
  • Methodology
  • Nonsynostotic
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Positional plagiocephaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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