Is an ETV an option after shunt failure? A recent review of 15 studies reported on the effectiveness of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) after shunt failure in children. Dr. Jenna Koschnitzky, National Director of Research Programs, summarizes the findings.
The 15th National Conference on Hydrocephalus, HACONNECT, takes place June 28-30, 2018 in Orange County, California. Join us! Here are tips to help make it affordable.
There is a $2,010 cap on PT, OT, and/or Speech therapy services for patients on Medicare. After they hit $2,010, Medicare will no longer cover the therapy costs and many patients cannot continue with their needed therapies. We can #StopTheCap.
To determine if ETV-CPC provided a benefit compared to ETV alone or placement of a shunt, the HCRN decided to conduct a study which was recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
The CSF Shunt Entry Site Trial has reached the 75% mark in patient enrollment, that is 385 patients enrolled!
The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to announce a financial aid program for the 15th National Conference on Hydrocephalus which will be held in Orange County, California June 28-30, 2018.
The Hydrocephalus Association staff and the program planning committee are happy to announce the release of our conference agenda for the 15th National Conference on Hydrocephalus, HACONNECT!
Registration for our 15th National Conference on Hydrocephalus is OPEN! Join us in Orange County, California, June 28 – 30, 2018.
Dr. Thomas Beez and Dr. Hans-Jakob Steiger from the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany have developed a new health care quality metric for shunt surgeries.
Blair Patrick Schuyler talks about the challenges and elation of writing his first book, “Adolescence Interrupted”, and on growing up with hydrocephalus..
We are now accepting applications for our 2018 Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship Program.
Department of Defense funding of two hydrocephalus researchers reflects the success of the Hydrocephalus Association’s Research and Advocacy Initiatives.
Longeviti Neuro Solutions would like to thank the incredible number of people who participated in our recently distributed survey.
I can remember my first Hydrocephalus Conference in 2004, the speaker said to those of us with a shunt, “look around, you are the majority.” I cried.
Patient and charitable groups are fighting on many fronts to make necessary changes to the Tax Reform bill. Learn about the issues that impact our community and take action today!
The Hydrocephalus Association is excited to announce the launch of our new Physician’s Directory.
I recommend finding an activity to help you challenge both your mind and body, and have fun while doing it!
Roadmap to a Cure is our commitment to invest $20 million by 2020 to accelerate hydrocephalus research, expand patient support services and raise public awareness about hydrocephalus.
Last week the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (AHCRN) met in Salt Lake City, Utah to discuss the progress and next steps for the network.
It is interesting to see how many families truly are affected by hydrocephalus. It’s something a lot of people have never heard of… yet through social media, we connected with 4 different families all dealing with the same thing.
This Giving Tuesday your gift will be matched—dollar-for-dollar— up to $90,000 to support research to improve the treatment of hydrocephalus in children and adults, and to prevent and cure hydrocephalus!
Take action today to support moves in the Senate and the House to support telehealth medicine for our veterans.
Congressional efforts to overhaul the tax code could have major implications for charitable giving and non-profit budgets and could lead to reductions in research, advocacy, outreach, and other services.
This part of the interview touches on neuropsychology, debunking some misunderstandings about cognitive therapy (CT), some advice Olivia had for NPH patients and spreading the word about CT.
Congress is currently debating a bill that could have major implications for hydrocephalus research through the Department of Defense CDMRP program.
There are two common treatment options available for infants that suffer from Aqueductal stenosis: implantation of a shunt or an endoscopic third ventriculostomy
The Boozle Bears were fun to help make, and I hope they help children understand their condition, as well as raise money for the research I will one day be conducting!
For those that are traveling we hope you will take a couple days to explore this wonderful host city for our conference and enjoy the world-famous theme parks and, stunning beaches, designer shopping, delightful fairs and so much more.
Boozle Bears are used by doctors, nurses and parents to teach patients, old and young, about hydrocephalus and how shunting works.
The Hydrocephalus Association’s annual Vision Dinner highlights the advances in research that aims to prevent or minimize the development of hydrocephalus after a brain bleed.
While shunt implantation is a typical treatment option for people with hydrocephalus, there have been surprisingly few advances to decrease shunt failure rates since the 1950s
There is much work to do to educate members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on the impact of rare disease on patients and families in their districts.
HA is pleased to announce some of the brightest minds in the field who are generously offering their time, expertise and talent in planning the 15th National Conference on Hydrocephalus
Housing is open for the National Conference on Hydrocephalus which will take place on June 28-30, 2018 at the Irvine Marriott in Orange County, California. Book your hotel!
A recent study expands these results to posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in premature infants. Please take a moment to read more about this important research.
This is the first part of Trish’s interview with cognitive therapist Olivia Bell. It covers who benefits from CT, how to find a therapist, and how to get the most out of the therapy appointments.
Current research suggests that a cascade of events involving cell junctions, the VZ, and the SVZ may be the cause of fetal-onset hydrocephalus and its accompanying neurological disorders.
Time to take action! Information on how the Graham-Cassidy bill will impact health services in your state and individuals with pre-existing conditions.
Submit your comments detailing why the Department of Education should preserve regulations supporting Special Education.
Nominate a dedicated Neuroscience Nurse with demonstrated excellence in neurosurgery, specifically with hydrocephalus, for the Mary Decker Mentorship Award!