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How Many People Are Affected From Hydrocephalus
Fetal defects.: Open neural tube defect such as spina bifida; fetal torch infections; stenosis of the sylvian aqueduct; agenesis of the corpus callosum; dandy-walker posterior fossa cyst; intracranial hemorrhage/tumors; porencephaly/schizencephaly are among the most common etiologies. >90% of spina bifida or encephalocele cases can be prevented with Folic Acid 1-5 mg orally preconceptionally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NPH: Though the classic triad includes cognitive deficits, urinary incontinence, and gait problems, many patients do not present with all 3. Because other conditions can cause similar problems, most neurosurgeons perform additional testing prior to offering ventriculoperitoneal shunting, which is the conventional treatment of choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know that 1 in 500 children are born w/hydrocephalus, but what's the statistics for acquired hydro? Percentage of people with vp shunts?
Unknown: Hydrocephalus has many causes. Most are in the chilhood age groups and are congenital. The age peak for adults is in the 70's and 80's. Tumors, trauma, and brain hemorrhage also cause hydro in adults and there are no known registries that can give you a number. You could search codman and johnson and johnson websites for hydro valve manufacturers. They may have numbers of valves sold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call 800-993-8982, : NY's agency that implements the Americans with Disabilities Act 2008 revision through the ACCES-VR program. Functional limitations vary greatly in people with congenital or acquired hydrocephalus. Companies can't ask about or deny employment because of a disability, if a person can otherwise do the job. If they have 15 or > employees, they must grant all requested reasonable accommodations. ...Read more
Gratitude: Gratitude is expressed in many ways for caregivers. They receive a lot of satisfaction in that they are helping people on a daily basis- and your verbalizing that to the caregiver would be greatly appreciated. If you are compelled, you may choose some small token of gratitude such as a massage, a gift certificate, or other similar inexpensive gift as an external expression of inner affection. ...Read more
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