New and improved ways to treat hydrocephalus: Pursuit of a smart shunt

@inproceedings{Lutz2013NewAI,
  title={New and improved ways to treat hydrocephalus: Pursuit of a smart shunt},
  author={Barry Lutz and Pranav Venkataraman and Samuel R. Browd},
  booktitle={Surgical neurology international},
  year={2013}
}
The most common treatment for hydrocephalus is placement of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt to supplement or replace lost drainage capacity. Shunts are life-saving devices but are notorious for high failure rates, difficulty of diagnosing failure, and limited control options. Shunt designs have changed little since their introduction in 1950s, and the few changes introduced have had little to no impact on these long-standing problems. For decades, the community has envisioned a "smart shunt" that… CONTINUE READING

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