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The neuropsychology of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus


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Title: The neuropsychology of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus
Authors: Hellström, Per
E-mail: per.hellstrom@vgregion.se
Issue Date: 9-May-2011
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Parts of work: I. Hellström P, Edsbagge M, Archer T, Tisell M, Tullberg M, Wikkelsø C. The neuropsychology of patients with clinically diagnosed idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Neurosurgery. 2007 Dec;61(6):1219-26; discussion 1227-8.
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II. Hellström P, Edsbagge M, Blomsterwall E, Archer T, Tisell M, Tullberg M, Wikkelsø C. Neuropsychological effects of shunt treatment in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Neurosurgery2008 Sep;63(3):527-35; discussion 35-6.
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III. Hellström P, Klinge P, Tans J, Wikkelsø C. Neuropsychological findings in the European study on iNPH. Submitted to Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery

IV. Klinge P, Hellström P, Tans J, Wikkelsø C. Outcome in 142 iNPH patients included in the European Multicentre Study, evaluated by the modified Rankin scale and a new iNPH scale. Submitted to Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Date of Defence: 2011-05-20
Disputation: Fredagen den 20 maj 2011, kl. 13.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus
Neuropsychology
Prospective study
Shunt treatment
Treatment outcome
iNPH scale
Abstract: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is characterised by an active distension of the cerebral ventricles due to inadequate absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) into the systemic circulation. The intracranial pressure is within normal limits, the passages between the ventricles and subarachnoid spaces are open, and there is an absence of identifiable antecedents known to reduce CSF absorption. The clinical picture is marked by gait and balance disorders, neuropsychological deficits ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8265-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/24627
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