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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.

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Is there a non-surgical treatment for hydrocephalus?

Is there a non-surgical treatment for hydrocephalus?

Not usually: Hydrocephalus is caused by blockage of the "pipes" that drain fluid pockets in/around the brain. Some cause of blockage due to temporary swelling, infection, or tumor responsive to non surgical treatments can improve without surgery. But most causes of hydrocephalus will require surgery.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Try 1st/mayneed surg: One can try Physiotherapy (Physical therapy) first but if you continue to have weakness and numbness then you may require surgical decompression without/with transposition. If your entrapment is at elbow then do not rest that arm on anything and you may benefit from a neoprene sleeve.

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