The brain is a fascinating and complex organ. Research of the brain and understanding the inner workings of the brain will help us to learn about the mechanisms of certain neurological conditions, including hydrocephalus.
Guidelines on the treatment and management of pediatric hydrocephalus have been published, with input from HA and members of our Medical Advisory Board.
Researchers presenting at the 2014 International Stroke Conference found patients with intraventricular hemorrhage after intracerebral hemorrhage have an increased risk for developing two of the three classic normal pressure hydrocephalus symptoms.
In a study published in the journal Brain, researchers find that the infusion of a naturally occurring protein can prevent the development of hydrocephalus after an intraventricular hemorrhage. The results show great promise in the work to develop a preventive therapy for the development of hydrocephalus, particularly in one of our most fragile populations, premature infants.
Dr. Tamara Simon discusses her work as the Principal Investigator for the shunt infection registry for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. Her study aims to understand the risk factors associated with shunt infection and how shunt infections are being treated.
As the Hydrocephalus Association continues our 30th anniversary interview series, Ann Marie Flannery, M.D., shares her thoughts on young adults transitioning to adult neurological care and issues a call to action for society to value the management of shunts and the individuals living with them.
Eboni Graham with The Amarillo Globe News reports on the challenges both children and adults face living with hydrocephalus. She focuses on Noah Goswick, 3 years old, who acquired hydrocephalus from a brain hemorrhage after a premature birth, and Beverly Cobb, who lives with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).
Dr. David Limbrick discuss his current research study which aims to develop a complimentary tool to supplement the information from imaging in order to determine the best time to treat infants with post hemorrhagic hydrocephalus.
In a new Research Department blog series, HCRN Update, Ashly Westrick interviews Dr. Jay Wellons, principal HCRN investigator for the Shunt Outcomes in Post Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus study.
Teens Take Charge Advisory Council member, Wyatt Barris, speaks out about living with hydrocephalus and being an advocate for the condition.
Lori Poliski shares her family’s experience with SPML, a surgical treatment for children and adults primarily with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy (SDCP).
Hydrocephalus Clinic Research Network, Lead Investigator, Professor Jay Wellons, has been awarded his MSPH Degree by the University of Alabama, Birmingham.