publication . Article . Other literature type . 1997

Dutch Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus Study: prediction of outcome after shunting by resistance to outflow of cerebrospinal fluid

Boon, Agnita J. W.; Tans, Joseph T. J.; Delwel, Ernst J.; Egeler-Peerdeman, Saskia M.; Hanlo, Patrick W.; Wurzer, Hans A. L.; Avezaat, Cees J. J.; de Jong, Dirk A.; Gooskens, Rob H. J. M.; Hermans, Jo;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 1997 Journal: Journal of Neurosurgery, volume 87, pages 687-693 (issn: 0022-3085, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG)
Abstract
<jats:p content-type="fine-print">✓ The authors examined whether measurement of resistance to outflow of cerebrospinal fluid (Rcsf) predicts outcome after shunting for patients with normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).</jats:p> <jats:p content-type="fine-print">In four centers 101 patients (most of whom had idiopathic NPH) who fulfilled strict entry criteria underwent shunt placement irrespective of their level of Rcsf obtained by lumbar constant flow infusion. Gait disturbance and dementia were quantified by using an NPH scale and the patient's level of disability was assessed by using the modified Rankin scale (mRS). In addition the Modified Mini-Mental State ...
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free text keywords: Surgery, Clinical Neurology
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