Papilledema is an optic disc swelling that is secondary to elevated intracranial pressure around the brain associated with hydrocepahlus.The biggest concern with increased intracranial pressure is there is always the potential for visual loss secondary to the papilledema.
A proposed settlement of a nationwide class-action lawsuit eliminates the requirement that beneficiaries show a likelihood of medical or functional improvement before Medicare will pay for skilled nursing and therapy services.
Sherman Alexie is interviewed in the recent edition of TIME Magazine about his new book, Blasphemy. Mr. Alexie is an award-winning author and also has hydrocephalus.
A new study from Kuopio University Hospital, Finland found that around half of patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) will develop dementia, despite responding to shunting. Many patients had other contributing factors.
Seattle Children’s Hospital details the successful surgical procedure, Choroid Plexus Cauterization (CPC), performed by Dr. Samuel Browd, pediatric neurosurgeon and Director of Hydrocephalus at Seattle Children’s Hospital, on Skyler Crow now 10 months old.
Dr. Jay Wellons has been recruited by Vanderbilt to lead their Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Dr. Wellons will continue his Investigator role with HCRN.
Chara Crowley McLaughen, a University of Tennessee (UTC) alumna, is highighted by her alma mater UTC Chattanooga, for her dedication to organizing the 2nd Annual Greater Chattanooga Hydrocephalus Association WALK 2012 which will take place at Coolidge Park on Saturday, October 27th.
The first World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day sponsored by the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) will be officially celebrated on October 25, 2012. The theme is “UNFOLD their potential, (Y)our Return on Investment.”
From the Celsius Blog: Just when our cyclists hit their lowest point on the Spirit of America bike ride for hydrocephalus, a Good Samaritan comes to their rescue.
San Diego-based toy company Infantino is creating an ad campaign, called “Everybody Plays,” featuring children with special needs. The children in the campaign have special needs including Down syndrome, Hydrocephalus, visual impairments and congenital heart defects.
Time Magazine WORLD edition reports on Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl, was shot in the head by Taliban gunman after championing the rights of girls to receive an education. She has been flown to Birmingham, England, for medical care.
The Hanford Sentinel, out of Hanford, California, a small town in California’s Central Valley, shares the story of the Zepeda’s and their twin daughters, Brenda and Dani, born prematurely and diagnosed with hydrocephalus. They participated in the Fresno WALK for Hydrocephalus on October 14th.
Duke University School of Medicine receives FDA approval of a stem cell product, called DUCORD, for patients with disorders affecting the body’s blood production system. They are currently conducting research into using cord blood stem cells to help heal a brain damaged by hydrocephalus under Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, chief of the Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Duke.
Mark Paulissen and Mary Sodano’s 2,500 bike ride, Spirit of America Ride for Hydrocephalus, is featured on the San Antonio news outlet, KSAT.com.
Dr. Benjamin Warf and four other Boston colleagues have been named 2012 MacArthur Fellows and awarded $500,000 “genius grants” by the MacArthur Foundation.
Tracy Taback shares her story about being diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Since her ETV, she has become a Support Group Leader in Connecticut and an avid spokesperson to raise awareness of hydrocephalus.
Mark Paulissen and Mary Sodano take a break from their cross-country “Spirit of America Ride for Hydrocephalus” bike ride to join the inaugural Houston Hydrocephalus WALK.
Dr. Sean Orr of Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida, sees hydrocephalus as an epidemic in Florida. A large retiree population is a key factor.
Katie Cook of Crystal Lake recounts her story of her child being diagnosed in utero with hydrocephalus.
The John F. Kennedy Medical Center launched a free Hydrocephalus treatment center in Liberia, a country in West Africa. Three successful surgeries have been performed.
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.
NY State Senator John Flanagan proclaims September Hydrocephalus Awareness Month. Joined by Mia Padron, Senator Flanagan presented the Hydrocephalus Association with a resolution he sponsored to help raise awareness of the hydrocephalus.
Ryan Riley has been chosen as an adult representative for the 56th Annual Lions Club/WPSD Local 6 Telethon of Stars on November 10th in Paducah, Kentucky. Ryan has had hydrocephalus since birth and has been involved with the Easter Seals since he was a baby.
Joyce Schwartz shares her 23 year journey of searching for a diagnosis and then treatment for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (HA).
~Partners Network ~ Hydrocephalus Support Group Meeting Virginia TOPIC: Overview of 12th HA Conference When: Saturday, September 15, 2012 2:30pm to 4:00pm Where: Rappahannock Regional Library England Run branch 806 Lyons Blvd Fredericksburg, VA 22406 Please R.S.V.P. to Annie Mason by Wednesday March 21, 2012 (540) 898-4568 or Richmondsupport@hydroassoc.biz Find our group on Facebook under […]
Strength. Perseverance. Endurance. Spirit. Do these traits sound familiar? Of course, these are all words that describe individuals touched by hydrocephalus. These words also describe Mark Paulissen and Mary Sodano. Their spirit of adventure and love for bicycling has spurred them onto a journey of a lifetime. Sponsored by Celsius drink company, Mark and Mary have challenged […]
By: Madeleine Daraowiche Hi, my name is Madeleine. I am 17 years old and will be a junior in high school. I have had hydrocephalus since before I was born. I was diagnosed in utero, and had my first shunt placed when I was 15 days old. Since then, I have had six shunt revisions. […]
Tracy Taback raises awareness about hydrocephalus, shares her personal journey, and announces the upcoming Middlebury, Connecticut WALK scheduled for October 6th. To read the full article, click here.
The Brink/The Oregonian reports on the heartwarming story of Fiona Wilcox who returns from a surgery in time for the first day as a freshman at Jefferson High School. To read the full article, click here.
Mark Paulissen and Mary Sodano are preparing to embark on a 2500 mile bike ride journey ride for a cause near to their hearts, hydrocephalus. To read the full article, click here.
Baby Tyler, born in Pittsburgh, PA, receives infusions comprised of stem cell blood from her umbilical cord and placenta as part of a study by Duke University blood and marrow transplant program. To read the full article, click here.
Fog is Lifted After 15 Years of Confusion and Misdiagnosis Milt Newman’s retirement was not living up to expectations due to a slow progression of seemingly inexplicable mental and physical decline. What no one knew was that Milt, then 73, was suffering from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), a treatable neurological disorder in which excess fluid […]