Our Hydrocephalus Resource Library is growing like a tree in well tilled soil!

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By Pip Marks, HA Director of Support & Education

Every week new published articles related to hydrocephalus are being added to our Hydrocephalus Resource Library.  For example, check out this very interesting, new paper authored by Dr. Leland Albright “Hydrocephalus shunt practice of experienced pediatric neurosurgeons”.

This study evaluates the different ways eight extremely experienced pediatric neurosurgeons insert VP shunts and the treatment management of those children afterwards.   The article discusses the substantial variations among them in their choice of shunts, their surgical techniques as well as the uniformity in their follow up care.

Remember our online searchable library is constantly being updated and is very easy to use.

Some other great articles recently added to the library:

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: More About NPH By a Physician Who is the Patient
Author: Dr. Harold Conn.  Dr. Conn talks about his experience living with and research on normal pressure hydrocephalus .

Medical, Social, and Economic Factors Associated with Health-Realted Quality of Life in Canadian Children with Hydrocephalus
Dr. Kulkarni et al. The authors wanted to study health-related quality of life amongst Canadian children with hydrocephalus using a comprehensive model of determinants of child health, including socioeconomic status.

Harvey Cushing’s Experience with Treating Childhood Hydrocephalus: In His Own Words. Dr. Tubbs et al.  The authors review Harvey Cushing’s thoughts and writings on hydrocephalus and the production of cerebrospinal fluid.

Cerebrospinal Fluid and Blood Flow in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Differential Diagnosis from Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Dr. El Sankari et al.     This article studies cerebrospinal fluid flow and intracerebral vascular flow in patients with Alzheimer’s, and patients amnesic mild cognitive impairment in comparison with patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrpcephalus and healthy elderly vounteers.

Risk Factors for Conversion to Permanent Ventricular Shunt in Patients Receiving Therapeutic Ventriculostomy for Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Bauer et al.  This article’s objective is to determine the need for permanent cerebrospinal fluid diversion in patients with traumatic brain injury.

The Necessity of Shunt Series.    Dr. Vassilyadi et al.    The article assesses the necessity of reviewing a shunt series in surgical decision making.

2 Comments for : Our Hydrocephalus Resource Library is growing like a tree in well tilled soil!
    • ebriones1227
    • May 26, 2011

    Do we have a hydrocephalus awareness week? If yes, when is it? If no, why not? This would definitely bring more exposure to hydrocephalus. Thank you.

      • tom
      • May 26, 2011

      Actually September is National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month.

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