Announcement About Anuncia ReFlowTM System Mini

June 15, 2021
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Earlier this year, Anuncia Inc., a medical device company focused on the development of treatment devices for hydrocephalus and other cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) disorders, announced that the ReFlowTM System Mini received the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Breakthrough Device Designation. The ReFlowTM System Mini is the next generation version of the commercial ReFlowTM Ventricular System.

In the NICU: Preparing Families for Life with Hydrocephalus

May 25, 2021
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A recent study explored how neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) can better prepare families that receive a diagnosis of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus  of prematurity (PHHP).

Innovator Award Series: Get to Know Dr. Aditya S. Pandey

April 5, 2021
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In this installment of our Meet the Innovator Award Grantees Blog Series, we interviewed Dr. Aditya S. Pandey, one of four scientists who received a 2020 Innovator Award. Dr. Pandey’s team is testing the use of acetazolamide (Diamox) directly into the ventricles to determine if it can prevent hydrocephalus.

Technology Update: Neurallys developing Bluetooth enabled ICP monitor

February 17, 2021
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French startup Neurallys is developing an implantable intracranial pressure (ICP) monitor for hydrocephalus. The device continuously measures, records and sends ICP data to a patient’s smartphone via a Bluetooth connection.

2020 Innovator Award Series: Get to Know Dr. Stavros Taraviras

February 8, 2021
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Learn about Dr. Stavros Taraviras, one of four scientists who received a Hydrocephalus Association 2020 Innovator Award. Dr. Taraviras is working to turn scar tissue back into ependymal cells as a novel therapeutic strategy for hydrocephalus.

The Use of Lumboperitoneal Shunts in iNPH Patients

December 15, 2020
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In the United States, the standard treatment for idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH) patients is a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS). But a new study explores the effectiveness of lumboperitoneal shunts (LPS), which have also been shown to improve iNPH symptoms and are widely used in Japan.

Study Explores Quality of Life of Children with Hydrocephalus and Caregivers

September 2, 2020
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A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics assessed quality of life and mental wellbeing of both children with hydrocephalus and their caregivers.

Get to Know Dr. Engin Deniz: HA 2019 Innovator Award Grantee

July 27, 2020
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For our Meet the Innovator Award Grantees Blog Series, we interviewed Dr. Engin Deniz, one of four scientists who received a 2019 Innovator Award. Through his research, he hopes to determine how cilia, small hair like structures that move CSF, contribute to post-traumatic hydrocephalus.

Individuals Diagnosed with Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Show Improved Quality of Life after Shunting

May 18, 2020
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A new study found that shunting improved quality of life for people living with Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH).

Get to Know Dr. Brandon Miller: HA 2019 Innovator Award Grantee

February 26, 2020
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In the second installment of our Meet the Innovator Awardees Blog Series, we interviewed Dr. Brandon A. Miller, one of four scientists who received an Innovator Award grant.

Get to Know Dr. Bernadette Holdener: HA 2019 Innovator Award Grantee

February 10, 2020
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In our first installment of our Meet the Innovator Awardees Blog Series, we interview Dr. Bernadette Holdener, one of four scientists who received a Hydrocephalus Association 2019 Innovator Award.

Add Your Voice to the My PaTH Story Booth Project

February 4, 2020
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Add your hydrocephalus story to the MyPaTH Story Booth Project to help researchers better understand the hydrocephalus patient experience.