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100 Questions and Answers about Hydrocephalus by
Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient or a loved one of someone with hydrocephalus, this book offers help. 100 Questions & Answers About Hydrocephalus provides authoritative, straightforward answers to the most common questions asked by patients and parents of children with this disorder. This easy-to-read text is a comprehensive guide to understanding the causes, symptoms, and risks associated with this condition. It covers diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment follow up, and much more. 100 Questions & Answers About Hydrocephalus is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil caused by hydrocephalus.
Publication Date: 2011-08-30
Happy Hydrocephalus by
Travis shares his relief and happiness in learning his Hydrocephalus could be responsible for the physical pain and symptoms he has been experiencing since being a child. What was thought to be autism may indeed be Hydrocephalus which provides Travis with newfound hope for a pain free life and happiness. Travis is happy to learn about his Hydrocephalus and will be happy to finally get treatment.Travis talks of his excitement for his upcoming consultation with the neurosurgeon to discuss the possible treatment options which could include the possibility of having a shunt put in. Travis is hopeful that physical intervention will relieve some of his headaches, bed-wetting, bladder control issues, and bowel movement accidents in his pants that would greatly improve his quality of life. In this book Travis shares how Hydrocephalus has effected him and made him an easy target for bullies while growing up. Travis spent many years trying to hide his Hydrocephalus symptoms to avoid embarrassment from his random head shaking, bed-wetting, and accidents in his pants.Travis talks about a class trip to Indiana Beach where he wet his pets on the bus and had to try and hide it the rest of the day from the other kids. He also shares of an incident in Kindergarten where he goes number two in his pants at a friends birthday party and is made into an easy target for bullying by his friends. Travis talks about how his mental and emotional health has been impacted by the physical symptoms of Hydrocephalus throughout his life. If there was ever a person to be happy to find out he had too much fluid on his brain or had Hydrocephalus it was Travis. Read this book to learn about Travis' new found joy and excitement for the future after finding out there is hope for him after all in this emotional and inspiring story.
Publication Date: 2016-12-11
Adult Hydrocephalus by
Adult hydrocephalus is an insidious yet treatable condition that develops slowly, with usual onset around 60 years of age. It is poorly recognized and many cases are not diagnosed until late in the course of disease, leading to poorer patient outcomes and a high financial cost to healthcare providers. The resulting neurological symptoms include gait/balance problems, loss of bladder control, and a cognitive decline leading to dementia, which is often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease. This book - the first published on this topic since 1993 - provides comprehensive guidelines to improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis, and covers various neurosurgical techniques used to treat the disease, including the insertion of different types of shunts and endoscopic third ventriculostomy. This is essential reading for neurologists, neurosurgeons, family physicians, and radiologists who may well encounter adult patients with hydrocephalus more often than they realize.
Publication Date: 2014-02-06
This book provides the reader with a well-structured, comprehensive approach to hydrocephalus and related syndromes. It also addresses the ethical dilemmas of managing hydrocephalus, of which many neurosurgeons are unaware, and presents cutting-edge research genetic and pathophysiology research on hydrocephalus. The book presents a new classification for the Dandy Walker syndrome, based on a new understanding of different hydrocephalic problems. Further, it puts forward a wholly new theory on the pathophysiology and development of multiloculated hydrocephalus. This book helps the reader to devise a long-term strategic plan to treat patients, based on research of favorable long-term outcomes of hydrocephalus. It uniquely provides evidence-based approaches to managing hydrocephalus, presenting the experience and thoughts of renowned and highly experienced neurosurgeons from the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe and the Middle East.
Publication Date: 2018-01-04
Pediatric Hydrocephalus by
In the last ten years the pediatric neurosurgeon has witnessed a real revolution in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus, the most frequently encountered condition in everyday clinical practice. The evolution of MRI and the advent of neuroendoscopic surgery have resuscitated the interest in the classification, etiology and pathophysiology of hydrocephalus. The book offers an updated overview on the recent progress in this field, and a new approach to hydrocephalus: the reader will find in it a modern and new presentation of an old disease, where genetics, endoscopy, cost-effectiveness analyses and many other aspects of the various therapies are extensively discussed. The volume will be useful not only for neurosurgeons, but for all specialists interested in the various aspects of hydrocephalus: pediatricians, radiologists, endocrinologists, pathologists and geneticists.
Publication Date: 2012-07-28
Books for Kids
All about Me (and my Shunt) by
ALL ABOUT ME (and my shunt), written and illustrated by Terri Rice Bellush, is a long-overdue educational and heartwarming book about Hydrocephalus written for very young children. This fun, yet serious story is told through the eyes of a young girl named Janet. She tells us some of the typical things she likes to do, such as read books and visit her grandparents. She then explains about her Hydrocephalus on a level that young children can understand. We are then led through Janet's experience of having a shunt. She describes some of the symptoms she has when her shunt isn't working properly. We also follow her through the process of getting her shunt fixed at the hospital. Janet concludes her tale by telling us that having a shunt isn't so bad because it helps keep her alive so she can do all the things that she enjoys. Included at the end of the book are brief descriptions and simple drawings of three common types of shunts: Ventriculo-Peritoneal, Ventriculo-Pleural and Ventriculo-Atrial. This book is an excellent way to comfort and teach young children about Hydrocephalus and shunts.
Publication Date: 2004-07-01
My Brain Won't Float Away / Mi cerebro no va a salir Flotando by
In this inspiring story, Annie, an eight-year-old girl, gathers the courage to ask her mother, Why is one of my hands smaller than the other? Why do I fall so much? What follows is a story of fears, will, self-discovery, and finally, triumph. Annette Prez narrates her true story of growing up with hydrocephalus with humor, honesty, and compassion, and proves with this story that even the simplest act can change one's life forever.
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Willow's Last Surgery by
Willow's Last Surgery is the story of Willow West and her journey with hydrocephalus. She wrote this book to help her friends understand what it is, and why she has to have surgery. She hopes this book will also help other children understand about their friends who have hydrocephalus.
Publication Date: 2017-06-30
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