Nov. 17 is World Prematurity Day, which highlights the health challenges premature babies face at birth and beyond. For us at HA, World Prematurity Day is a way to draw attention to Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus (PHH), one of the most insidious forms of hydrocephalus.
The Hydrocephalus Association’s annual Vision Dinner highlights the advances in research that aims to prevent or minimize the development of hydrocephalus after a brain bleed.
Germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH) is a brain bleed that occurs in approximately 3.5 per 1000 live births and remains a leading cause of mortality and lifelong morbidity in premature infants.
Jennifer Bechard sits down with Jamie Wright, our Support Group Leader in Houston, TX, as we continue our history series commemorating our 30th anniversary. Jamie was born six weeks prematurely, diagnosed with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus, and was shunted at 20 months old. She is now in her second year of medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where she is in a combined MD/PhD program.
Kimi Sorensen and her mom promised to have a party for the doctors, nurses and staff at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital when she graduated from college. And she did!
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).