Tag: hydrocephalus

Patient Basics: Hydrocephalus

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Hydrocephalus, also known as “water on the brain,” is a condition in which there is extra cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord. Cerebrospinal fluid acts as a cushion for the brain and spinal cord, supplies nutrients, and takes away waste products. Hydrocephalus can...
1. Shunt valve settings had less of an effect on patient intracranial pressure (ICP) than previously predicted by in vitro shunt testing.  2. Patient ICP wave amplitudes (AMPs) were never stabilized, indicating the complexity and dynamic changes of in-vivo intracranial pressure.  Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)         Study Rundown: While...