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OBJECT The goal of this prospective study was to compare outcome after placement of a low- or medium-pressure shunt in patients with normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). METHODS Ninety-six patients with NPH were randomized to receive a low-pressure ventriculoperitoneal shunt (LPV; 40 +/- 10 mm H2O) or medium high-pressure ventriculoperitoneal shunt (MPV;(More)
OBJECT An important complication of external CSF drainage is bacterial meningitis or ventriculitis, resulting in increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. In 2003, a high rate (37%) of probable drain-related infections was identified at the authors' hospital. A multidisciplinary working group was installed to reduce this incidence to < 10%(More)
The authors examined whether measurement of resistance to outflow of cerebrospinal fluid (Rcsf) predicts outcome after shunting for patients with normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). In four centers 101 patients (most of whom had idiopathic NPH) who fulfilled strict entry criteria underwent shunt placement irrespective of their level of Rcsf obtained by(More)
OBJECT This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of cerebrovascular disease and its risk factors among patients with normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and to assess the influence of these factors on the outcome of shunt placement. METHODS A cohort of 101 patients with NPH underwent shunt placement and was followed for 1 year. Gait disturbance(More)
Five infants who developed unilateral hydrocephalus associated with antenatal or perinatal intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) in the neonatal period or later in infancy are reported. Unilateral hydrocephalus occurred following discharge home in four of our five cases, two of whom had been treated during the neonatal period with either serial lumbar(More)
We present the baseline characteristics of 101 patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), entering a study that evaluates the diagnostic reliability of CSF outflow resistance. Patients were assessed by a gait scale consisting of 10 features of walking and the number of steps and seconds necessary for 10 m, a dementia scale comprising the 10 word(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the neurodevelopmental outcome of preterm infants with a grade III or IV hemorrhage and to assess the effect of routine low-threshold therapy of post-hemorrhagic ventricular dilatation (PHVD) on neurodevelopmental outcome. STUDY DESIGN Of the 214 preterm infants (< or = 34 weeks gestational age), 94 (44%) had a grade III(More)
The value of the measurements of CSF outflow resistance (Rcsf) relative to predicting outcome after shunting was studied. In a group of 101 patients with mainly idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) Rcsf was obtained by lumbar constant flow infusion. Gait disturbance and dementia were quantified using an NPH scale (NPHS) and disability by the(More)
BACKGROUND Since 1992, infants with progressive posthaemorrhagic ventricular dilatation (PHVD) have been treated in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands, with a ventricular reservoir. OBJECTIVE To retrospectively study the incidence of infection using this invasive procedure. METHODS Between January(More)
BACKGROUND Scaphocephaly is the most common type of craniosynostosis. In the medical literature, there is little information about the association of scaphocephaly and other congenital anomalies. PATIENTS AND METHODS To determine the prevalence of genetic anomalies in scaphocephaly patients, a retrospective review of the medical charts of 30 consecutive(More)