Gravitational Valves Reduce the Incidence of overdrainage in Shunted iNPH Patients

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Aesculap-Miethke proGAV Gravitational Shunt System

The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to share some exciting research on the usage of gravitational shunt valves in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). The study, “Safety and efficacy of gravitational shunt valves in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: a pragmatic, randomized, open label, multicentre trial (SVASONA)” published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry in March 2013, features the Aesculap-Miethke proGAV Gravitational Shunt System. The study investigates whether gravitational shunt valves reduce the risk of overdrainage complications compared with programmable systems without gravitational valves for patients with iNPH. (more…)

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