Roll Call spotlights injuries and medical conditions on the rise in U.S. Troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan which include hydrocephalus, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and brain injury, among other conditions.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are working on a drug to help prevent a common protein found circulating in our blood from crossing the blood-brain barrier after a brain injury. This protein was found to cause seizures and the possible development of epilepsy in brain injury victims.
KFVS12 shares the story of Dacota Carter, diagnosed with hydrocephalus at birth, who currently thrives, despite his early diagnosis and a number of other medical challenges.
The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to announce the Medical Chairs of the 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus – Drs. Nathan Selden, Marion “Jack” Walker, and Michael A. Williams.
Dillon Wades was born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and hydrocephalus, for which he has 2 shunts. ABC 7 affiliate ConnectAmarillo.com highlight the Wades family and their sons, Dillon and Connor, as examples of the Panhandle Spirit.
November is Epilepsy Awareness month and the Hydrocephalus Association would like to address the topic of hydrocephalus and seizures. Seizures are not an uncommon occurrence in people with hydrocephalus. However, no correlations have been found between the number of shunt revisions or the site of shunt placement and the risk of developing seizures.
Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter, reports on a study that finds that patients are at particularly high risk for developing epilepsy during the first year after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI includes injuries caused by intracranial bleeding. Dr. Chien-Chang Liao of the Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, and co-workers in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry reported the findings.
David Walters was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 2 weeks old and has had one shunt revision. He is an active teenager and member of the Hydrocephalus Association Teens Take Charge program. Read his story.