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What are the causes of nph, and how is it diagnosed?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery

In brief: Usually unknown

When you say nph, i believe you are referring to normal pressure hydrocephalus.
This is usually idiopathic and occurs in up to 500, 000 people in the U.S. The diagnosis may be made clinically when patients have the clinical triad of memory, gait, and bladder control problems. This in combination with ct/mri scans that demonstrate large cerebral ventricles. Other tests like CSF drainage may help.

In brief: Usually unknown

When you say nph, i believe you are referring to normal pressure hydrocephalus.
This is usually idiopathic and occurs in up to 500, 000 people in the U.S. The diagnosis may be made clinically when patients have the clinical triad of memory, gait, and bladder control problems. This in combination with ct/mri scans that demonstrate large cerebral ventricles. Other tests like CSF drainage may help.
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Insulin

Nph (neutral protamin hagedorn) is a form of commercially available Insulin used to treat patients with diabetes.
It generally peaks in 3-4 hours and can last for 8-16 hours.

In brief: Insulin

Nph (neutral protamin hagedorn) is a form of commercially available Insulin used to treat patients with diabetes.
It generally peaks in 3-4 hours and can last for 8-16 hours.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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