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Podcast: What is Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

Dr Daniele Rigamonti defines normal pressure hydrocephalus and discusses its symptoms, ...

Date: 11/26/2010

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Daniele Rigamonti, MD, defines normal pressure hydrocephalus and discusses its symptoms, causes, and treatment options..

Program Notes:

0:12     Normal pressure hydrocephalus
0:22     Usually in elderly people
1:20     Frank incontinence
2:26     Pressure builds due to blockage of cerebrospinal fluid but not in this condition
3:08     Almost always begins with gait problems
3:50     At least 10-15 percent of patients with dementia may have
4:30     Problems with ambulation may be seen in other conditions too
5:26     Diagnosis can be made in different ways
5:48     Trial of CSF drainage
7:03     Long term outcome of shunts
8:08     People who have difficulty walking, thinking and urinary problems together should be evaluated
9:02     Much more efficient to evaluate those people with more than one symptom
9:50     Important to first discuss with a neurologist
10:09  Diagnosis will become more widespread
11:00  End

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