Dr. Thomas Beez and Dr. Hans-Jakob Steiger from the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany have developed a new health care quality metric for shunt surgeries.
Congressional efforts to overhaul the tax code could have major implications for charitable giving and non-profit budgets and could lead to reductions in research, advocacy, outreach, and other services.
There are two common treatment options available for infants that suffer from Aqueductal stenosis: implantation of a shunt or an endoscopic third ventriculostomy
The Boozle Bears were fun to help make, and I hope they help children understand their condition, as well as raise money for the research I will one day be conducting!
While shunt implantation is a typical treatment option for people with hydrocephalus, there have been surprisingly few advances to decrease shunt failure rates since the 1950s
A recent study expands these results to posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in premature infants. Please take a moment to read more about this important research.
Current research suggests that a cascade of events involving cell junctions, the VZ, and the SVZ may be the cause of fetal-onset hydrocephalus and its accompanying neurological disorders.
Storytelling can be a powerful and influential advocacy tool in getting people to understand the breadth and depth of impact hydrocephalus has on individuals and families.Every person afflicted with Hydrocephalus has a story to tell.
The HCRN is fortunate to have a team of hard working, experienced coordinators who are responsible for study start up, running the study, and wrapping things up once a study ends.
A recently published study attempts to shed light on the long term outcomes of untreated iNPH by examining mortality rates, risk of dementia, and symptom progression in individuals with ventricular enlargement.
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.
Mutations in a number of genes coding for cilia structure, function, and regulation, have been associated with congenital hydrocephalus; these are called ciliopathies.
By filling out our online surveys, participating in the clinical research networks, and making donations, we are moving hydrocephalus research forward!
HA is proud to fund the AHCRN as they move research from bench to bedside to find new treatments, preventions and cures for adults living with hydrocephalus and NPH.
The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to announce the funding of three hydrocephalus researchers through the HA Network for Discovery Science (HANDS), Innovator Award.
Imagine having a neurological condition that most people have never heard of. Jamie Wright is on a mission to educate others about hydrocephalus.
Learn about how Dr. Hannah Tully is uncovering risk and protective factors associated with the development of PHH, and the results of a large retrospective study she recently presented.
On October 15, the Hydrocephalus Association will hold its annual Vision Dinner to raise crucial funds to kick-start a breakthrough initiative aimed at curing hydrocephalus.
Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. John R. W. Kestle is awarded the Robert H. Pudenz Award for Excellence in Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Physiology by Medtronic plc.
Scientists are focusing in on promising research aimed at finding a cure for hydrocephalus; and a new initiative is uniting them to accelerate their progress.
Next webinar: Optimizing the timing of interventions in neonatal hydrocephalus and new research on how brain cells react and recover under pressure.
Clinical studies are often reported in the news, but how do you know if the study is strong? Dr. Koschnitzky describes how to interpret the results of a study.
In her monthly blog, TTC member Madeleine shares how participating in HA WALKs in Florida helps her find new friends, raise awareness and funds, and have fun too!
Researchers have been granted $17 million to advance TBI research. A TBI can be complicated. Everyone from football players to war veterans can be impacted.