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Management of Pediatric Intracranial Gunshot Wounds
Release and Expiration Dates
Release Date: 4/6/2020
Expiration Date: 11/29/2025
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Management of Pediatric Intracranial Gunshot Wounds

Program Overview
Management of Pediatric Intracranial Gunshot Wounds is a TCAA course from a previous live webinar which covers the unique challenges to treating a pediatric patient with intracranial gunshot wounds, including prognosis, surgical and clinical considerations.

Estimated completion time: 60 minutes

Target Audience: The Trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:
1. Recall the results of a large retrospective cohort of children with intracranial gunshot wounds
2. Identify clinical and radiological factors predictive of poor outcome in children who have sustained an intracranial gunshot wound
3. Discuss the medical and surgical management of children with an intracranial gunshot wound

Faculty Presenter: Dr. Michael DeCuypere

Presenter Bio
Dr. Michael DeCuypere completed his neurosurgical residency in Memphis with Semmes-Murphey Clinic and the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. He has completed fellowships in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Oncology and Complex Endoscopy with Dr. Charlie Teo in Sydney, Australia and Pediatric Neurosurgery with Dr. Rick Boop at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital / St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. As a pediatric and adult neurosurgeon at Semmes-Murphey, Dr. DeCuypere specializes in minimally invasive neurosurgery, brain tumors, trauma, CSF shunts, Chiari malformation, cranial endoscopy, aneurysms, vascular malformations, peripheral nerve surgery, disc herniation, adult degenerative spinal stenosis and pediatric scoliosis.


Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Aug;92(4):939-57, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2012.04.005. Epub 2012 Jun 5.
Spectrum of traumatic brain injury from mild to severe.
Decuypere M1, Klimo P Jr.

JACS September 2013 Volume 217, Issue 3, Supplement, S1-S162
Anemia and associated hospital mortality after severe traumatic brain injury
Michael DeCuypere, MD, PhD, Gabriel Phillips, MD, Michael S. Muhlbauer, MD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

JNS Pediatric intracranial gunshot wounds: the Memphis experience
Michael DeCuypere MD, PhD 1 , Michael S. Muhlbauer MD 1 , 2 , 3 , Frederick A. Boop MD 1 , 2 , 3 and Paul Klimo Jr. MD, MPH 1 , 2 , 3

Timothy Murphy
Dr. Christoph Kaufman
Jennifer Ward
Deb Myers
Dr. Britt Christmas
Peer Reviewer
Dr. J. Peter Zopfi
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CE Credit
1 COP Credit
1 TCAA CME Credit
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