The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) conducted a study to determine which babies under two years old with hydrocephalus have the best chance of success with an ETV-CPC procedure. In her blog, Dr. Jenna Koschnitzky, National Director of Research Programs, explains why the findings of this study are important when determining if a baby under two years old should receive a shunt or undergo the ETV-CPC procedure.
The Hydrocephalus Association’s webinar, Hydrocephalus Treatment Part I, is available online! Dr. Riva-Cambrin discusses the alternative treatments to shunting.
The National Conference on Hydrocephalus offers parents an opportunity to connect with other parents, speak directly with experts on various topics about raising a child with hydrocephalus – social, emotional, educational, financial, and medical – and watch their children interact with other children living with hydrocephalus. Join us in Portland, Oregon, July 9-11, 2014.
Dr. Rob Naftel of Vanderbilt University traveled to Uganda to learn the new surgical treatment for hydrocephalus, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) combined with choroid plexus cauterization (CPC). Training under Dr. Benjamin Warf of Boston Children’s Hospital, who pioneered the procedure, Dr. Naftel will be able to apply the technique to his current practice, expanding a multi-site outcomes research study led by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN), which Vanderbilt joined in 2013.