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Rehabilitation combined with ventriculoperitoneal shunt for patients with chronic normal pressure hydrocephalus due to aneurysm subarachnoid haemorrhage: a preliminary study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19894008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare activities of daily living and cognitive function after 6 months' rehabilitation training with or without ventriculoperitoneal shunt in patients with chronic normal pressure hydrocephalus following aneurysm subarachnoid haemorrhage.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-nine subjects diagnosed with chronic normal pressure hydrocephalus following aneurysm subarachnoid haemorrhage, based on clinical deterioration or non-improvement of gait ataxia, cognitive disturbance, and/or urinary incontinence during rehabilitation, were included in the study. A treatment group (n = 24) underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt operation, and a control group (n = 15) did not undergo the operation.
RESULTS: Following the operation there was a significant difference in Barthel Index scores between treatment and control groups at 1 month (p<0.01) and 6 month follow-ups (p<0.01) in the treatment group.
CONCLUSION: Rehabilitation alone did not result in improvements in patients with chronic normal pressure hydrocephalus, but rehabilitation combined with ventriculoperitoneal shunt resulted in improvements in activities of daily living and cognitive function. The importance of early diagnosis of chronic normal pressure hydrocephalus is stressed.
Zhen Chen; Ge Chen; Weiqun Song; Lin Liu; Yanhui Yang; Feng Ling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Duplicate Publication; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation medicine     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1651-2081     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Med     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-06     Completed Date:  2009-11-12     Revised Date:  2014-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088169     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Med     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1096-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Follow-Up Studies
Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure / etiology,  rehabilitation*,  surgery
Intracranial Aneurysm / complications
Mental Status Schedule
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / complications,  etiology
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt*
Comment In:
Top Stroke Rehabil. 2010 Jan-Feb;17(1):viii   [PMID:  20437661 ]

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