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2014-03-11 23:28:35

50 years after his father first recognized and treated normal pressure hydrocephalus, Dr. Carlos Hakim is partnering with the Hydrocephalus Association and other clinicians on a mission to advocate for screening and proper diagnosis of the estimated 375,000 Americans suffering with this treatable form of dementia. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the recognition of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) as a distinct medical syndrome. Despite the...

2014-02-17 23:23:12

New study funded by RSRI in partnership with the Hydrocephalus Association will look at the role which brain compliance plays in pediatric hydrocephalus, a condition that is the leading cause of brain surgery in children. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 The Rudi Schulte Research Institute (RSRI) and Dr. Mark Wagshul of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will conduct a joint research venture evaluating the use of the magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) in the management of...

2013-10-16 23:32:49

Paul Gross received the Vision Award for Inspiration by the Hydrocephalus Association for his work to stimulate research to find a cure for a condition that affects 1 million Americans. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Paul Gross, Seattle business entrepreneur and philanthropist, received the Vision Award for Inspiration at the first annual Hydrocephalus Association Vision Dinner which took place on October 10, 2013, in New York City. The event entitled, "A Time for Awareness....

2013-10-01 23:34:52

Dr. Benjamin Warf, renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, will raise awareness of an incurable brain condition. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 The Hydrocephalus Association announced today that renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Warf, will serve as the keynote speaker at its first annual Vision Dinner on October 10, 2013, in New York City. The event entitled, "A Time for Awareness. The Hope for a Cure," will bring together politicians, neurosurgeons, scientists,...

2013-08-24 23:01:43

Alexis Rocciola hopes to raise awareness about hydrocephalus, an incurable brain condition she has been living with since birth, with the star who has inspired her the most, Taylor Swift, at her Sacramento concert on August 27. An Advisory Council member of the Hydrocephalus Association Teens Take Charge program, she hopes to inspire other teens to find creative ways to raise awareness. Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2013 Alexis “Lexi” Rocciola, a local Petaluma teen, was selected by...

2013-08-14 23:25:10

The Charlotte Partners of the Hydrocephalus Association, the nation's largest patient-advocacy group dedicated exclusively to eliminating the challenges of hydrocephalus, invite the community to help raise awareness for local families affected by this condition. The event will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 The Charlotte Partners of the Hydrocephalus Association will host its inaugural Hydrocephalus WALK at the Charlotte Knights...

2013-06-21 12:49:39

One of the largest clinical trials done in infants with congenital (present at birth) heart diseases, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that the increasingly common practice of using the drug clopidogrel (Plavix®) to reduce shunt-related blood flow issues is not effective in the dose studied. “Once again, pediatric-specific research shows that newborns and infants are not little adults," said David Wessel, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Children's National Medical...

2013-05-09 23:48:20

During the last regulation home game for the men and women, the Whitinsville Christian basketball squad celebrated “Senior Night” to honor the athletic careers of the graduating seniors. For senior Crusader Nicole Wiegers, the team used the monumental night to raise awareness about a neurological condition called hydrocephalus that Nicole lives with every day and to raise money for research to find a cure. (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 On February 19thand 20th, during the last regulation...

2013-03-14 17:15:09

Pseudotumor cerebri condition marked by excessive pressure in skull, most common in obese, premenopausal women between the ages of 18 and 40 A team of interventional neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins reports wide success with a new procedure to treat pseudotumor cerebri, a rare but potentially blinding condition marked by excessive pressure inside the skull, caused by a dangerous narrowing of a vein located at the base of the brain. The Johns Hopkins team's latest...


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