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Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 24 Jan 2011 5:17pm Procedure description A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is used to take excess fluid from the ventricles (fluid filled cavities) within the brain, and "shunt" or divert it to the abdomen for absorption. Normally, the brain produces about 500 cc (half a liter) of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) per day, and it is absorbed back into the blood by filtratio ... Read on »
Ventriculo-epiplooic shunt for Hydrocephalus by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 7:19am                                                         CAUTION: GRAFIC PICTURES Hydrocephalus is a world wide problem with 1 in every 1,000 children born are born with this condition. In developed countries  100,000 procedures are done every year. I have may distal in my heart it is considered a VA shunt because  I have too much scar tiss ... Read on »
first things first~our battle for a shunt placement by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 3:07pm I'd mentioned in a previous post that I had immediately inquired into the possibility of Brayden having a shunt placed. It was blatantly obvious that his head was disproportionately large at birth (hence the planned turned emergency c-section), yet the dr's did not at first agree that it needed to be done. In fact, I was told that it was a sensel ... Read on »
Abdominal CSF pseudocyst by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 06 Jun 2012 10:07pm How to cite this article: Arunbabu BS, Kumar SN, Moorthy S, Prabhu NK. A giant abdominal CSF pseudocyst. Indian J Radiol Imaging 2002;12:445-6 How to cite this URL: Arunbabu BS, Kumar SN, Moorthy S, Prabhu NK. A giant abdominal CSF pseudocyst. In ... Read on »
A case of cerebral Baylisascariasis by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 28 Sep 2009 10:03pm A loyal reader sent in this wonderful photomicrograph from a recent case of cerebral Baylisascariasis (click on the picture to see it up close). A cause of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis, infection with Baylisascaris procyonis is typically characterized by necrosis and eosinophilic inflammation. Larvae are often encapsulated within fibrous tiss ... Read on »
Hydrocephalus and Treatment: Shunts and Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 21 Aug 2012 10:07pm MainPlaceHolderTop MainPlaceHolder Hydrocephalus is an abnormal build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles inside the brain. The ventricles are fluid-filled spaces in the brain. CSF is a clear, colourless fluid that looks like water and contains small amounts of salt, sugar, and cells. ... Read on »
February 2006 - Avery's birth and stay in the NICU by Josephine A. Facebook Posted Tue 28 Feb 2006 12:00am It wasn't until about 7pm that night that we were allowed to go upstairs to the NICU to see our little girl. With a lot of help I was finally able to get out of bed and into a wheelchair and my sweet husband wheeled me up to the 9th floor, IV in tow, and we pushed the button and waited for them to let us in. She was beautiful. As you ... Read on »
The History of Hydrocephalus Treatment by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 20 Jan 2012 9:55am The History of Hydrocephalus Treatment Modern hydrocephalus treatment started in 1949, when the surgeons Frank Nulsen and Eugene Spitz had showed that shunts, which lead the cerebrospinal fluid to the blood veins, were effective in reducing the pressure in the ventricles. In 1955 Charles Case (Casey) Holter was born with Arno ... Read on »
CT Scans May Not Be Helpful for Most Young Children With Emergent Headache by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 10 Aug 2009 4:22pm From Medscape Medical News July 29, 2009 — Computed tomographic (CT) scans seldom lead to diagnosis or contribute to immediate management of young children presenting to the emergency department with headache but normal neurologic examination findings and nonworrying history, according to the results of a study reported in the July issue of Pe ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Cefepime and risk of seizure in patients not receiving dosage adjustments for kidney impairment by FDA Posted Tue 26 Jun 2012 3:13pm Safety Announcement Additional Information for Patients and Caregivers Additional Information for Health Care Professionals Data Summary Safety Announcement [6-26-2012] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding health care professionals about the need to adjust the dosage of the antiba ... Read on »