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What is nph?
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Normal pressure hydr
You may be referring to "normal pressure hydrocephalus" which is a condition in which the brain pressure is normal but the ventricles in the brain are abnormally enlarged.
Difficulty with balance, sometimes incontinence occurs and difficulty walking. There are numerous causes, some treatable with good results, others less so. Requires evaluation.

In brief: Normal pressure hydr
You may be referring to "normal pressure hydrocephalus" which is a condition in which the brain pressure is normal but the ventricles in the brain are abnormally enlarged.
Difficulty with balance, sometimes incontinence occurs and difficulty walking. There are numerous causes, some treatable with good results, others less so. Requires evaluation.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Brain related
With respect to the brain-nph refers to normal pressure hydrocephalus.
This is characterized by the clinical triad of dementia, trouble with gait, and urinary incontinence. Radiographically the patient has large cerebral ventricles on ct or MRI scans. It is believed that this affects 0.5% of those over the age 55. It is very effectively treated with a surgery:ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

In brief: Brain related
With respect to the brain-nph refers to normal pressure hydrocephalus.
This is characterized by the clinical triad of dementia, trouble with gait, and urinary incontinence. Radiographically the patient has large cerebral ventricles on ct or MRI scans. It is believed that this affects 0.5% of those over the age 55. It is very effectively treated with a surgery:ventriculoperitoneal shunt.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Insulin
It is a type of long acting insulin.

In brief: Insulin
It is a type of long acting insulin.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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