Is an ETV an option after shunt failure? A recent review of 15 studies reported on the effectiveness of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) after shunt failure in children. Dr. Jenna Koschnitzky, National Director of Research Programs, summarizes the findings.
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.
It is interesting to see how many families truly are affected by hydrocephalus. It’s something a lot of people have never heard of… yet through social media, we connected with 4 different families all dealing with the same thing.
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.
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
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.
Trish was diagnosed with NPH in 2015 and had shunt surgery then. Thanks to the surgery and several kinds of therapy, Trish is now back to doing what she loves, including a killer step aerobics class at her gym and singing with her husband in a community chorus
When it comes to treating balance issues that attend Parkinson’s and other brain and balance disorders such as hydrocephalus and aging, there’s only so much medication can do.
“My goal is for Adora to be successful and get every opportunity that we do. Because there is no cure, I will work until one is found. I want to be as involved as I can be.”
By filling out our online surveys, participating in the clinical research networks, and making donations, we are moving hydrocephalus research forward!
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.
Because of the country’s high numbers of children with hydrocephalus, doctors, including Dr. David Limbrick of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, traveled to Uganda so they could learn the technique. Two years ago, Limbrick traveled 8,000 miles to the East African country for more than a week of intensive training.
The National Conference on Hydrocephalus takes place June 16 – 19th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Join us! Here are tips to help make it affordable.