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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528738/our-initial-experience-with-ventriculo-epiplooic-shunt-in-treatment-of-hydrocephalus-in-two-centers
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Valentin Titus Grigorean, Aurelia Mihaela Sandu, Mihai Popescu, Ioan Stefan Florian, Cristian Dumitru Lupascu, Corina Lupascu Ursulescu
INTRODUCTION: Hydrocephalus represents impairment in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics. If the treatment of hydrocephalus is considered difficult, the repeated revisions of ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunts are even more challenging. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to evaluate the efficiency of ventriculo-epiplooic (VEp) shunt as a feasible alternative in hydrocephalic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A technical modification regarding the insertion of peritoneal catheter was imagined: midline laparotomy 8-10cm long was performed in order to open the peritoneal cavity; the great omentum was dissected between its two layers; we placed the distal end of the catheter between the two epiplooic layers; a fenestration of 4cm in diameter into the visceral layer was also performed...
May 11, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507532/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-as-a-new-diagnostic-marker-for-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#2
Joana M Afonso, Manuel Falcão, Frank Schlichtenbrede, Fernando Falcão-Reis, Sérgio Estrela Silva, Till M Schneider
PURPOSE: Characterized by a progressive onset of gait disturbances, dementia, and urinary incontinence, idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is considered a rare, but under-diagnosed disease. Non-invasive diagnostic markers are still insufficient to enable the diagnosis of iNPH with certainty and yet early treatment with ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting can reverse symptoms and stop disease progression. Vascular circulation abnormalities in iNPH may be reflected by changes in subfoveal and peripapillary choroidal thickness (PPChT)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502690/the-clinical-effect-of-postoperative-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-on-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-a-retrospective-and-comparative-analysis-of-61-patients-with-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt
#3
Lin Yang, Xingdong Wang, Yuping Li, Lang Chen, Zhengcun Yan, Lei She, Jun Dong
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to examine the clinical effect of postoperative hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy on symptoms and signs in the ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt insertion treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 61 patients treated at our institution for iNPH since 2007. Patients were stratified into 2 groups according to undergoing pure VP shunt with gravitational valves (Group 1) or combined with postoperative HBO therapy (Group 2)...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498794/diagnosis-of-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-use-of-traditional-measures-in-the-era-of-volumetric-mr-imaging
#4
Nityanand Miskin, Hersh Patel, Ana M Franceschi, Benjamin Ades-Aron, Alexander Le, Brianna E Damadian, Christian Stanton, Yafell Serulle, James Golomb, Oded Gonen, Henry Rusinek, Ajax E George
Purpose To assess the diagnostic performance of the callosal angle (CA) and Evans index (EI) measures and to determine their role versus automated volumetric methods in clinical radiology. Materials and Methods Magnetic resonance (MR) examinations performed before surgery (within 1-5 months of the MR examination) in 36 shunt-responsive patients with normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH; mean age, 75 years; age range, 58-87 years; 26 men, 10 women) and MR examinations of age- and sex-matched patients with Alzheimer disease (n = 34) and healthy control volunteers (n = 36) were studied...
May 10, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489610/invasive-and-noninvasive-means-of-measuring-intracranial-pressure-a-review
#5
Xuan Zhang, Joshua Medow, Bermans Iskandar, Fa Wang, Mehdi Shokoueinejad, Joyce Koueik, John Webster
Measurement of intracranial pressure (ICP) can be invaluable in the management of critically ill patients. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced by the choroid plexus in the brain ventricles (a set of communicating chambers), after which it circulates through the different ventricles and exits into the subarachnoid space (SAS) around the brain, where it is reabsorbed into the venous system. If the fluid does not drain out of the brain or get reabsorbed, the ICP increases, which may lead to brain damage or death...
May 10, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486988/cerebrospinal-fluid-a%C3%AE-42-t-tau-and-p-tau-levels-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhongyun Chen, Chunyan Liu, Jie Zhang, Norman Relkin, Yan Xing, Yanfeng Li
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the performance of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) beta amyloid 42 (Aβ42), total tau (t-tau), and phosphorylated tau (p-tau) as potential diagnostic biomarkers for idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) and to assess their utility indistinguishing patients with iNPH from those with Alzheimer disease (AD) and healthy normal controls. METHODS: Studies were identified by searching PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang Chinese Periodical Database, VIP Chinese database, and Chinese Bio-medicine Database (CBM) before August 2016...
May 10, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484529/secondary-communicating-hydrocephalus-management-by-implantation-of-external-ventricular-shunt-and-minimal-gradual-increase-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure
#7
Keyvan Mostofi, Madjid Samii
BACKGROUND: This paper presents a new management strategy explaining the process used by implantation of external ventricular drainage (EVD) and very gradual increase of intracranial pressure for treatment of acute hydrocephalus. During the last 30 years' experience in professional practice, the senior author (M.S.) discovered that there are some options of regulations between cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) production and resorption. This theory shows that minimal continuous increase of the CSF pressure as long as the patient general neurological condition is unchanged and appears as normal can lead to definitive treatment of hydrocephalus without needing to set a shunt...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484522/cerebrospinal-fluid-dynamics-study-in-communicating-hydrocephalus
#8
Vengalathur Ganesan Ramesh, Vidhya Narasimhan, Chandramouli Balasubramanian
CONTEXT: Communicating hydrocephalus often poses a challenge in diagnosis and management decisions. AIMS: The objective of this study is to measure the opening pressure (Po), pressure volume index (PVI), and cerebrospinal fluid outflow resistance (Rout), in patients with communicating hydrocephalus using bolus lumbar injection method and to evaluate its diagnostic and prognostic value. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 50 patients with communicating hydrocephalus, including normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) (19), post-meningitic hydrocephalus (23) and post-traumatic hydrocephalus (8)...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481794/spect-ct-detection-of-a-communicating-arachnoid-cyst-in-a-patient-with-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#9
Lisa Walker, Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Daniel Bucklan, Peter F Faulhaber, James K O'Donnell
A 59-year-old man with history of multiple sclerosis and residual sensory and motor dysfunction presented with progressive lower-extremity weakness, ataxic gait, and intermittent urinary incontinence. Brain MRI demonstrated volume loss with disproportionate ventricular dilatation, but no evidence of infarction or abnormal enhancement. Radionuclide cisternography showed early and persistent ventricular reflux, poor progression of radiopharmaceutical over convexities, and delayed clearance in a pattern consistent with normal pressure hydrocephalus...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473344/lumbar-puncture-test-in-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-does-the-volume-of-csf-removed-affect-the-response-to-tap
#10
S K Thakur, Y Serulle, N P Miskin, H Rusinek, J Golomb, A E George
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is limited evidence to support the use of high-volume lumbar taps over lower-volume taps in the diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus. The purpose of this study is to detect whether the volume of CSF removed from patients undergoing high-volume diagnostic lumbar tap test for normal pressure hydrocephalus is significantly associated with post-lumbar tap gait performance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 249 consecutive patients who underwent evaluation for normal pressure hydrocephalus...
May 4, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472801/frontal-assessment-battery-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-tap-test-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#11
Pan-Woo Ko, Ho-Won Lee, Kyunghun Kang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our aim in this study was to assess whether the frontal assessment battery (FAB) could contribute to the differential diagnosis of cerebrospinal fluid tap test (CSFTT) responders and nonresponders with the hypothesis that CSFTT nonresponders had greater frontal lobe dysfunction. We also explored whether a relationship exists between FAB scores and gait disturbance in idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) patients. METHODS: INPH subjects were selected in a consecutive order from a prospectively enrolled INPH registry...
May 5, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460569/neurological-outcome-and-frequency-of-overdrainage-in-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-directly-correlates-with-implanted-ventriculo-peritoneal-shunt-valve-type
#12
Yavor Bozhkov, Karl Roessler, Nirjhar Hore, Michael Buchfelder, Sebastian Brandner
BACKGROUND: The correlation between neurological outcome and frequency of overdrainage in the management of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) using different ventriculoperitoneal shunt valve types is under investigation. Thus, we retrospectively compared one group of iNPH patients implanted with a programmable differential pressure valve (DPV) with another group treated by implantation of a DPV in combination with a flow-regulated anti-siphon device valve (ASD). METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of clinical outcome and frequency of overdrainage of 40 consecutive iNPH patients following surgical management between 08/2010 and 08/2014 was performed...
May 1, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448824/a-new-quantitative-method-to-assess-disproportionately-enlarged-subarachnoid-space-desh-in-patients-with-possible-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-the-silver-index
#13
Nicola Benedetto, Carlo Gambacciani, Filippo Aquila, Davide Tiziano Di Carlo, Riccardo Morganti, Paolo Perrini
OBJECTIVES: Preoperative diagnosis of idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) remains challenging. Recently, the presence of disproportionally enlarged subarachnoid spaces and hydrocephalus (DESH) on diagnostic images has been linked to clinical improvement after ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement. In this study we describe a new quantitative method to assess DESH on CT scans and to evaluate its prognostic value. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multiplanar reconstruction software was used to retrospectively evaluate prospectively collected radiological data (CT scans) of 26 controls and 29 consecutive patients that underwent VP shunt placement for possible iNPH...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421284/oropharyngeal-dysphagia-in-secondary-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-due-to-corticobulbar-tract-compression-cases-series-and-review-of-literature
#14
Kwang Wook Jo, Youngkook Kim, Geun-Young Park, Ik Seong Park, Yongjun Jang, Sohn Dong Gyun, Sun Im
The association and mechanism involved in swallowing disturbance and normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) needs to be established. We report a case report where a patient who showed progressive swallowing dysfunction was diagnosed with secondary NPH. Tractography analysis showed corticobulbar tract compression by ventricular dilation. Drainage operation led to the recovery of tract volume with an improvement of swallowing function. We also report ten case series in which secondary NPH was associated with a swallowing disturbance...
June 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421283/shunting-of-the-over-80s-in-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#15
Simon D Thompson, J D Shand Smith, A A Khan, A M V Luoma, A K Toma, L D Watkins
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus is predominantly a disease of the elderly. By its nature, many of those who present to clinic are in advanced old age with multiple comorbidities. Majority of patients treated are younger than 80 years old. We present the clinical outcomes and complication rates of patients over the age of 80 years at the time of operation, during the past 11 years at a single institution. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinical records of all patients over the age of 80 years, who presented to our institution between 2006 and 2016...
June 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420385/frontotemporal-dementia-as-a-comorbidity-to-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-inph-a-short-review-of-literature-and-an-unusual-case
#16
REVIEW
V E Korhonen, E Solje, N M Suhonen, T Rauramaa, R Vanninen, A M Remes, V Leinonen
Behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) and idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) are neurodegenerative diseases that can present with similar symptoms. These include decline in executive functions, psychomotor slowness, and behavioural and personality changes. Ventricular enlargement is a key radiological finding in iNPH that may also be present in bvFTD caused by the C9ORF72 expansion mutation. Due to this, bvFTD has been hypothesized as a potential comorbidity to iNPH but bvFTD patients have never been identified in studies focusing in clinical comorbidities with iNPH...
April 19, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396625/cd133-positive-membrane-particles-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-with-inflammatory-and-degenerative-neurological-diseases
#17
Tobias Bobinger, Lisa May, Hannes Lücking, Stephan P Kloska, Petra Burkardt, Philipp Spitzer, Juan M Maler, Denis Corbeil, Hagen B Huttner
Background: Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a frequently used diagnostic tool in a variety of neurological diseases. Recent studies suggested that investigating membrane particles enriched with the stem cell marker CD133 may offer new avenues for studying neurological disease. In this study, we evaluated the amount of membrane particle-associated CD133 in human CSF in neuroinflammatory and degenerative diseases. Methods: We compared the amount of membrane particle-associated CD133 in CSF samples collected from 45 patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus, parkinsonism, dementia, and cognitive impairment, chronic inflammatory diseases and 10 healthy adult individuals as controls...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378775/evidence-of-an-application-of-a-variable-mems-capacitive-sensor-for-detecting-shunt-occlusions
#18
David J Apigo, Philip L Bartholomew, Thomas Russell, Alokik Kanwal, Reginald C Farrow, Gordon A Thomas
A sensor was tested subdural and in vitro, simulating a supine infant with a ventricular-peritoneal shunt and controlled occlusions. The variable MEMS capacitive device is able to detect and forecast blockages, similar to early detection procedures in cancer patients. For example, with gradual occlusion development over a year, the method forecasts a danger over one month ahead of blockage. The method also distinguishes between ventricular and peritoneal occlusions. Because the sensor provides quantitative data on the dynamics of the cerebrospinal fluid, it can help test new therapies and work toward understanding hydrocephalus as well as idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348958/diffusion-imaging-of-reversible-and-irreversible-microstructural-changes-within-the-corticospinal-tract-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#19
Kouhei Kamiya, Masaaki Hori, Ryusuke Irie, Masakazu Miyajima, Madoka Nakajima, Koji Kamagata, Kouhei Tsuruta, Asami Saito, Misaki Nakazawa, Yuichi Suzuki, Harushi Mori, Akira Kunimatsu, Hajime Arai, Shigeki Aoki, Osamu Abe
The symptoms of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) can be improved by shunt surgery, but prediction of treatment outcome is not established. We investigated changes of the corticospinal tract (CST) in iNPH before and after shunt surgery by using diffusion microstructural imaging, which infers more specific tissue properties than conventional diffusion tensor imaging. Two biophysical models were used: neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI) and white matter tract integrity (WMTI)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347957/ventriculoatrial-versus-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-complications-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#20
Alice L Hung, Tito Vivas-Buitrago, Atif Adam, Jennifer Lu, Jamie Robison, Benjamin D Elder, C Rory Goodwin, Ignacio Jusué-Torres, Daniele Rigamonti
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is a devastating condition that affects the elderly population. Although ventriculoatrial (VA) shunts can be used to manage iNPH, concerns for associated cardiopulmonary and renal complications have decreased their use. However, the rate of these complications is not well understood within this population of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the electronic medical records of patients diagnosed with iNPH by the senior author between 1993 and 2015 was performed...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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