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If codman hakim programmable vp shunt is set at 140, how much fluid is being drained?

Depends

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The 140 refers to a threshold opening pressure of 140 mm water for the pressure regulating valve. The volume of CSF drained will depend on the extent to which the intracranial pressure reaches that threshold. In general adults secrete about 500 mL of CSF per day.
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What's the chance (percentage) that an MRI will change the settings on a codman hakim programmable vp shunt? Can anything else change it?

High

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The Codman hakin programmable VP shunt does not have the newer "locks" like the Codman Certas or the Sophysa that prevent changes in a high magnetic field like an MRI. In fact, neurosurgeons are trained to be prepared to re-program the VP shunt any time the patient has an MRI scan. Any time these shunts are near a high magnetic field, there is a risk that the shunt will change its setting.
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Why is the codman hakim programmable vp shunt setting range so large? (30 to 200 mmh2o) What do the settings mean, and what's the average pressure?

Easy setting changes

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The pressure settings can be viewed as a measure of how much fluid is allowed to drain through the shunt. The lower the pressure setting, the more fluid can drain through the system. A typical setting is between 110-130 but treating hydrocephalus is not always a "one size fits all" for every patient. Some individuals have side effects at certain settings and need a 'different pressure setting'.
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What is a shunt?

Shunt

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A shunt is a structure or device that transfers body fluid or blood from one area of the body to another area. For example shunts are fashioned to relieve high pressure areas of cerebro spinal fluid by shunting the fluid away to low pressure areas.
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What is a vp shunt?

CSF diversion

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It is tubing and a one way valve that drains cerebrospinal fluid(CSF) made in the brain into the abdominal cavity.
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Is a VP shunt temporary?

No

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If you require a Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, it will not be for a reversible condition except in a few circumstances. There are times when they can be removed but this is again unusual.
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Dr. Scott J. Diede answered:

Is a VP shunt a suctioner?

More like a drain

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A VP shunt is a controlled way to drain cerebral spinal fluid to decrease intracranial pressure. VP shunts have valves that can be adjusted to control their rate of flow.
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What is cmv shunt infection?

Viral infection

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CMV (Cytomegalovirus) usually does not produce an overt infection in healthy people, but in those who are immunocompromised (as in end-stage renal disease, HIV, different forms of cancer) the infection can become serious. If a shunt is infected, it will need treatment and you will have to talk to your doctor about this. Is this a AV shunt for dialysis, or a different shunt?
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Dr. R Hardwin Mead answered:

does vp shunt cause diareha?

No

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Dr. Kevin Vaught answered:

Can I tan if I have a shunt?

Yes

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No concerns.
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