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Use of Limited Sequence CT Scans in Pediatric Hydrocephalus

It is not uncommon for children with hydrocephalus to undergo numerous CT scans throughout their life, raising the concern about the effects of the radiation exposure for the future. Edward Ahn, MD, and colleagues at Johns Hopkins Hospital suggest the use of limited-sequence head CT scans for children with hydrocephalus to limit the amount of radiation they receive during CT scans.

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Premature Babies from Low-income Families Face Higher Risks of Hydrocephalus

Courtney Pendleton, of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues conducted a study that found that premature babies born to low-income parents have a disproportionately high risk of developing posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH).

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