publication . Article . 2005

Outcome of Shunting in Idiopathic Normal-pressure Hydrocephalus and the Value of Outcome Assessment in Shunted Patients

Petra M. Klinge; Anthony Marmarou; Marvin Bergsneider; Norman Relkin; Peter McL. Black;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2005 Journal: Neurosurgery, volume 57, pages S2-40 (issn: 0148-396X, eissn: 1524-4040, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To develop guidelines for assessing shunt outcome in patients with idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (INPH). To date, the literature available on this topic has been marked by disparate definitions of clinical improvement, varying postoperative follow-up protocols and periods, and substantial differences in the postoperative management. Because specific criteria for defining clinical improvement are seldom reported, conclusions drawn about shunt outcome may be subjective. METHODS: A MEDLINE search back to 1966 was undertaken using the query NPH, normal-pressure hydrocephalus, shunting, shunt treatment, shunt response, outcome, and c...
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free text keywords: Surgery, Clinical Neurology, Hydrocephalus, medicine.disease, medicine, Shunt (electrical), Central nervous system disease, Normal pressure hydrocephalus, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Outcome assessment, Shunting, Concomitant, MEDLINE, business.industry, business, Intensive care medicine
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