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 Renaissance Newport Beach 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!
Storytelling can be a powerful and influential advocacy tool in getting people to understand the breadth and depth of impact hydrocephalus has on individuals and families.Every person afflicted with Hydrocephalus has a story to tell.
We are continuing our series on the role of cell junctions and the ventricular zone in the development of hydrocephalus.
The HCRN is fortunate to have a team of hard working, experienced coordinators who are responsible for study start up, running the study, and wrapping things up once a study ends.
Trish was diagnosed with NPH in 2015 and had shunt surgery then. Thanks to the surgery and several kinds of therapy, Trish is now back to doing what she loves, including a killer step aerobics class at her gym and singing with her husband in a community chorus
Double Your Impact for Adult Hydrocephalus Research, Thanks to the James Forrest Vedder, PhD Adult Hydrocephalus Research Challenge!
When it comes to treating balance issues that attend Parkinson’s and other brain and balance disorders such as hydrocephalus and aging, there’s only so much medication can do.
Raising awareness about the issue is the first step in finding treatment and prevention of hydrocephalus.
Researchers aim to improve the way that physicians identify problems with a shunt implant
Meet the team of dedicated staff at the Hydrocephalus Association that support the work of the WALK Chair volunteers.
HA funds a record number of 31 Scholarships thanks to the Abbene Family!
Fiona’s first year of College was a success! Are you entering college next year? Join the blog series and be a part of the conversation!
Biomedical engineers test a sensor that could help predict when a shunt revision is needed.
We are excited to invite YOU to join the HA staff to represent the hydrocephalus community at the 2017 Rally For Medical Research.
Non-invasive tool may be instrumental in evaluating elevated ICP – a symptom of hydrocephalus and shunt malfunction.
“My goal is for Adora to be successful and get every opportunity that we do. Because there is no cure, I will work until one is found. I want to be as involved as I can be.”
Sarah has a passion for improving her and other’s sleep quality. Having suffered from sleep deprivation and feeling the effects across her entire life, she realized the importance of optimizing her sleep.
A recently published study attempts to shed light on the long term outcomes of untreated iNPH by examining mortality rates, risk of dementia, and symptom progression in individuals with ventricular enlargement.
By the time Trish was diagnosed with NPH and had shunt surgery, she had lost her ability to walk unaided, so her neurosurgeon gave her a prescription for physical therapy.
Are you concerned with provisions of the BCRA that could adversely affect your ability to maintain healthcare coverage? Learn how YOU can be sure your voice is heard.
Germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH) is a brain bleed that occurs in approximately 3.5 per 1000 live births and remains a leading cause of mortality and lifelong morbidity in premature infants.
Contact your Senator TODAY and urge them to oppose the AHCA before voting ends on Friday. If passed into law, the AHCA as it currently stands would be devastating for individuals with preexisting conditions, like hydrocephalus, and millions of Americans.
Learn more about a recent study that suggests stimulating environments can improve cognitive outcomes for children living with hydrocephalus.
If you have Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) you might find Cognitive Therapy useful. Trish Bogucki explains what it consists of and shares some tips for others who might be in the same boat she was in.
Your membership support of HA helps newly diagnosed families across the nation who are seeking our support and encouragement.
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The day I was told you had hydrocephalus my heart felt like it was breaking, not because I felt there was anything wrong with you, but because I was afraid you would have to endure pain.