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2020 Jun 24

Acta Neurochir (Wien)

Paradoxical response of intracranial pressure to shunt valve setting adjustments.


D'Antona L, Craven C L, Merchan M A J, Thompson S D, Bremner F, Thorne L, Matharu M S, Watkins L D, Toma A K
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 Jun 24.
PMID: 32583083.


The hydrodynamics of cerebrospinal fluid shunts have been described in vitro; however, knowledge on the response of intracranial pressure (ICP) to valve settings adjustments in vivo is limited. This study describes the effect of adjusting the shunt valve setting on ICP in a cohort of patients with complex symptom management.