This Month's Articles
Treating Hydrocephalus: Part 1. This first of a two-part series
looks at the primary means
of treating hydrocephalus: the installation of shunt systems.
There are articles on how they work,
where they can be placed in the
body, and how shunts are designed and
tested. There is also an article on
non-surgical treatments of hydrocephalus.
Coping with Hydrocephalus.
This collection of articles looks at ways that families can
cope with specific aspects of a diagnosis of hydrocephalus:
Neurosurgery for infants and
Starting a local support group,
and Insurance claims and denials.
Getting the Diagnosis: Part 3.
The last of a three-part series focuses on the affect on families of a
diagnosis of hydrocephalus. In particular, its effect on siblings
and on marriage, and how to inform your child of the diagnosis.
Getting the Diagnosis: Part 2. When
the diagnosis is made, there is a wide array of possible responses: relief,
shock, denial, sadness, anger, fear, and hope. This second of a three-part
series focuses on emotional responses to the diagnosis.
Getting the Diagnosis:
Part 1. By the time you receive the diagnosis for the condition of
hydrocephalus, it is likely that you or your child have already been
through a gamut of tests. This first of a three-part series describes the
process of being diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Topics include symptoms,
getting diagnosed, possible misdiagnoses, and second opinions.
With a diagnosis of hydrocephalus, many people feel their lives have spun
out of control. By becoming a well-informed patient or parent, you can
learn to deal with the intricacies of hydrocephalus and how it impacts
daily life. There are things that you can learn and do that will enhance
your chances for a longer and healthier life, as well as allow you to
regain a measure of control. This month's articles include:
- What is Hydrocephalus?
This article introduces you to the different types, and primary causes, of hydrocephalus, as well as to the basic physical structures involved.
- Hydrocephalus and related disorders (US & Canada)
- Hydrocephalus (international)
- Disability and neurological
- Medical and professional
- Internet resources
- Disabilities and special education
- Hospitals and medical centers
- Health care information
- Government and health care law
- Search sites
- Suggested reading
- For children and teens
- Health care
- Learning disabilities
- Medical journals
- Regional medical