What are the alternative hydrocephalus treatments to shunting and who are the candidates for each procedure? In our latest webinar, Hydrocephalus Treatment Part I: Past, Present, Future of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) and Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy with Choroid Plexus Cauterization (ETV/CPC), Dr. Jay Riva-Cambrin provided an overview of ETV and ETV/CPC, discussing the procedures, criteria for patient selection, the procedures’ benefits and possible risks, and outcomes and success rates. This webinar included a brief review of upcoming research studies for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) and a question and answer session with our presenter, as well.
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Visit these important links and resources from the webinar:
- Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN)
- Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (AHCRN)
- ETV Fact Sheet
- Complications of ETV and ETV/CPC
- Signs and Symptoms of a Complication
Jay Riva-Cambrin, MD, BSc, FRCSC, MSc
Max Noorda Endowed Chair, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship Director
Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Riva-Cambrin began his medical studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. After graduating from medical school in June 1998, he completed his residency at the University of Toronto, Canada. He obtained a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto under the direction of Dr. James Drake. Dr. Riva-Cambrin completed a postgraduate fellowship in pediatric neurological surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto in Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Dr. Riva-Cambrin’s clinical interests in Pediatric Neurosurgery include the treatment of hydrocephalus and clinical trials. He is a member of The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN). He developed a model which predicts hydrocephalus in pediatric tumor patients. Dr. Riva-Cambrin performs over 250 neurosurgeries per year with 100 surgeries being hydrocephalus surgeries. Dr. Riva-Cambrin joined the faculty of the University of Utah and the Primary Children’s Medical Center in 2006 and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery as well as the Program Director for the Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship Program. Dr. Riva-Cambrin is one of the Hydrocephalus Association MYIs’ research grant recipients.
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