Comparison of programmable shunt valves vs standard valves for communicating hydrocephalus of adults: a retrospective analysis of 407 patients.

@article{Ringel2005ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of programmable shunt valves vs standard valves for communicating hydrocephalus of adults: a retrospective analysis of 407 patients.},
  author={Florian Ringel and Johannes Schramm and Bernhard Meyer},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={36-41; discussion 41}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to clarify whether programmable shunt valves are advantageous in the treatment of adults with communicating hydrocephalus with respect to valve-related shunt complications and surgical shunt revisions, in comparison with standard valves. METHODS Adult patients with communicating hydrocephalus treated with Codman Hakim programmable (CHP) valves or Hakim (H) standard valves during 12 years were retrospectively studied. Patients were analyzed for… CONTINUE READING
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