The Gerber Foundation recently awarded Dr. Chevis Shannon, Research Assistant Professor & Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Research Initiative at Vanderbilt University, and HCRN investigator, a grant to evaluate the impact of post hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) on neurodevelopmental outcomes in premature infants.
Can the touch of a hand to the head, an assessment tool thought to be time-honored and true for assessing pressure in the brain of an infant, also be consistent across physicians? Dr. John Wellons summarizes the findings of this recent study from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.
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.
Jada Dandridge of Virginia was born prematurely and diagnosed with hydrocephalus. The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU feature Jada in the Speaking of Children’s Health Blog during Hydrocephalus Awareness Month.