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What is the normal treatment for hydrocephalus?

What is the normal treatment for hydrocephalus?

Shunting.: Ventriculoperitoneal shunts can be placed to drain the fluid build-up inside the head and relieve the pressure on the sensitive brain tissue. They are the standard of care for significant internal hydrocephalus. Seek neurosurgical care for additional details. ...Read more

Dr. James Goodrich
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Hydrocephalus (Definition)

A condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid or "brain fluid" within the brain which causes increased pressure inside the skull. It can ...Read more


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Is there a non-surgical treatment for hydrocephalus?

Is there a non-surgical treatment for hydrocephalus?

Not really: Although there are medications that decrease spinal fluid production, they do not do enough to treat true hydrocephalus. There are many surgical options, such as a shunt or a third ventriculostomy, but surgery is required for active hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Has any medication been proven more effective as treatment for normal pressure hydrocephalus?

NPH Drug Treatment: No definitive evidence exists that medication can successfully treat nph. Parkinson drugs have been reported to be of benefit in anecdotal reports, these patients with nph may represent misdiagnosed cases of parkinsonism. In patients who are poor candidates for shunt surgery, repeated lumbar punctures in combination with diuretics may be considered. ...Read more

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Is surgery the best treatment for hydrocephalus?

Yes: If you truly have hydrocephalus then surgery is the best therapy currently available. The only type of hydrocephalus that is controversial is normal pressure hydrocephalus (nph). The outcomes of surgery for nph are less consistent than for other types of hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What is extraventricular obstructive hydrocephalus and what is its treatment?

What is extraventricular obstructive hydrocephalus and what is its treatment?

Slow absorption: Cerebral spinal fluid is produced inside the ventricles, cycles through the ventricular system, and then passes out side the ventricles to be absorbed. Obstruction within the ventricles produces internal hydrocephalus. A defect in absorption outside the ventricles will also produce hydrocephalus which is external. This type is often referred to as external or communicating hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Help docs, has hydrocephalus treatment advanced any further than it was 10 years ago?

Hydrocephalus: I cannot really say there has been any significant advancement in the last 10 years. A huge difference from fifty years ago but the techniques we use now are pretty much the same as what was used 10 years ago. ...Read more

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Can any docs elaborate about the treatment and prevention of hydrocephalus?

Can any docs elaborate about the treatment and prevention of hydrocephalus?

Read this monograph: I have discussed this question in detail on my own blog. Go to http://surgeonwriter. Com/hydrolog/ and download the free monograph HYDROCEPHALUS: An Owner's Manual. It's free. This is written for the lay person. It's brief, interesting, and informative. It's not encyclopedic, but it will answer most of your questions. Enough anyway, so you will know what to ask your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you think is the best treatment for bad back condition. Acupuncture, physiotherapy. Pt?

What do you think is the best treatment for bad back condition. Acupuncture, physiotherapy. Pt?

Combination: Acupuncture can relieve pain and spasm faster than pt, but pt will help with functional recovery. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for moderate lateral down slope of the acromion? I have done physiotherapy for a year with some success, but pain persists.

What is the treatment for moderate lateral down slope of the acromion? I have done physiotherapy for a year with some success, but pain persists.

Injection or surgery: If you have had a decent course of physical therapy, then you may require subacromial injection. Eventually, you may require surgical decompression. See a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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Hi, Karl-Emil has Hydrocephalus. We have MRI images. We would like a second opinion on prognosis and treatment (wait and see) or shunt. Who to contact?

A good option is: To contact the International Center Boston Children's Hospital at 1-617-355-5209 or international. Center@childrens. Harvard. Edu to arrange sending medical records & copies of MRI's electronically to Dr. Benjamin Warf, pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Warf has provided excellent care for a family member of mine with hydrocephalus; his colleagues are also great. Call someone soon to avoid an emergency. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subchondral cyst (shoulder). It's been more than 5 months. Physiotherapy and medicines haven't shown any results?

What is the treatment for subchondral cyst (shoulder). It's been more than 5 months. Physiotherapy and medicines haven't shown any results?

Sub chond. Cysts..: ..R due 2 underlying degenerative disease, . I assume U R talking about Ur knee. The cysts will not go away with PT or meds. Treating the underlying disease symptomatically can help, NSAIDS, activity modification etc... ...Read more

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Treatment of varicose vein by physiotherapy?

Treatment of varicose vein by physiotherapy?

Not that I know of: There are many causes for this that include family history, multiple pregnancies, obesity and trauma.
There are many safe and effective medical and surgical treatments for this condition. Best to meet with a surgeon that specializes in this area to discuss compression therapy, rfa, evla, MOCA and other like treatments ...Read more

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Hydrocephalus - treatment options, what to do?

Hydrocephalus - treatment options, what to do?

Read my monograph: I have discussed this question in detail on my own blog. Go to http://surgeonwriter. Com/hydrolog/ and download the free monograph HYDROCEPHALUS: An Owner's Manual. It's free. This is written for the lay person. It's brief, interesting, and informative. It's not encyclopedic, but it will answer most of your questions. Enough anyway, so you will know what to ask your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have 6 month baby whoes suffering from hydrocephalus. After shunt treatment there is shunt infection occured now my baby can spend a normal life?

I have 6 month baby whoes suffering from hydrocephalus. After shunt treatment there is shunt infection occured now my baby can spend a normal life?

Yes: Children with hydrocephalus can have a normal life. Some have brain issues because of the hydrocephalus. Shunt placement has at least a 10% incidence of shunt infection. Proper treatment usually results in resolution of the infection and shunt may need to be changed. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment plan for Saturday night palsy, what kind of splints does physiotherapy help thanks?

What's the best treatment plan for Saturday night palsy, what kind of splints does physiotherapy help thanks?

See doc: I would see a Neurologist for evaluation. Every case of saturday night palsy I have ever seen turned out to be something else that was treatable. ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility and is physiotherapy a good treatment option?

What is joint hypermobility and is physiotherapy a good treatment option?

May help: Joint hypermobility or loose joints result from ligament laxity. Physical therapy can not truly strengthen ligaments but can help with muscle strength and proprioception and may therefore be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is typical physiotherapy treatment of prolapsed intervertebral disc (pivd)?

What is typical physiotherapy treatment of prolapsed intervertebral disc (pivd)?

Different kinds: One type that is popular and has a good track record is mckenzie technique named for robin mckenzie, an australian physiotherapist. The theory is to find a lumbar range of motion that is relatively comfortable and train the patient to engage in these exercises. Often for a prolapsed disc, it involves back extension exercises which seeks to "centralize" the pain into the back and out of the leg. ...Read more

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Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Sometimes: Ulnar nerve entrapment typically occurs at the elbow, but can also occur at the wrist. A short course of anti-inflammatories, bracing, and activity modification can usually resolve the symptoms. A referral to a specialist may be needed if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My 3 week old son has had a bleed on the brain and developed hydrocephalus as a result. What other treatment, besides a shunt, can be done?

My 3 week old son has had a bleed on the brain and developed hydrocephalus as a result. What other treatment, besides a shunt, can be done?

Depends on variables: The bleed can impair the absorption of spinal fluid from the brain surface where it goes after circulating in the brain and spinal cord. It is made continuously and when the surfaces or plumbing is blocked, pressure builds and can damage the brain. Pediatric neurosurgeons can sometimes open a blocked area or redirect flow without a shunt but the needs of each case determines the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the side affect of laser/short wave in physiotherapy treatment? Can I use them without warry with muscler/joints problems or what?

What is the side affect of laser/short wave in physiotherapy treatment? Can I use them without warry with muscler/joints problems or what?

Yes: These lasers are very effective without contra-indications. No laser rep will publicly say that there are no contra-indications if you are pregnant, but the belief is that it is safe. ...Read more

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What cud be the possible sickness if I hav reoccurring shoulder sprain. What treatment can be done. Physiotherapy was done for 2cycle bt NT effective?

Labral tear: You should be evaluated for instability of the shoulder and probably an MRI will reveal a tear of the labrum of the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping" (more like masking) pain. ...Read more

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Treatment for Hydrocephalus with posterior fossa cyst & VP Shunt insertion with pyogenic meaningitis?

Treatment for Hydrocephalus with posterior fossa cyst & VP Shunt insertion with pyogenic meaningitis?

Pyogenic: Infection in the face of a VP shunt will inevitably require that the shunt be removed, the infection treated with antibiotics and then the shunt replaced. ...Read more

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My mother's MRI reveals that she has diffuse cerebral atrophy with mild hydrocephalus. Is there any treatment and medication to cure it?

My mother's MRI reveals that she has diffuse cerebral atrophy with mild hydrocephalus. Is there any treatment and medication to cure it?

Further work up.: Cerebral atrophy occurs as part of the normal aging process and there is no treatment for this MRI finding. As part of aging, the ventricles may enlarge. However, hydrocephalus is not a normal radiographic finding. A consultation with a neurologist to determine if your mother has any symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus would be a reasonable next step. ...Read more

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What could have ocurred if the physiotherapy treatment for a fracture is over but now healed hand is delayed.?

What could have ocurred if the physiotherapy treatment for a fracture is over but now healed hand is delayed.?

Hand physio: If it's your dominant hand, you could be unhappy and faced with long term or progressive restricted hand and finger movement, strength, and coordination. ...Read more

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What is treatment for ilotibial band burning and pain after physical therapy didn't help?

What is treatment for ilotibial band burning and pain after physical therapy didn't help?

Difficult: This is a tough one. Itb symptoms can be very difficult to treat and often times persistent pt and time are the best answer. Topical nsaids such as voltaren gel or Flector Patch (diclofenac) may help. Consider massage therapy. Tens units (electrical stimulation) sometimes help. Lastly, local steroid injections are an option as well. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

Physiotherapy programs, or physical therapy, work to improve movement capacity in those recovering ...Read more