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Long-term effects of complications and vascular comorbidity in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: a quality registry study

Background There is little knowledge about the factors influencing the long-term outcome after surgery for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). Objective To evaluate the effects of reoperation due to complications and of vascular comorbidity (hypertension, diabetes, stroke and heart disease) on the outcome in iNPH patients, 2–6 years after shunt surgery. Methods We...

Normal gastric emptying time of a carbohydrate-rich drink in elderly patients with acute hip fracture: a pilot study

Background Guidelines for fasting in elderly patients with acute hip fracture are the same as for other trauma patients, and longer than for elective patients. The reason is assumed stress-induced delayed gastric emptying with possible risk of pulmonary aspiration. Prolonged fasting in elderly patients may have serious negative metabolic consequences. The aim of our study was to...

Predicting neuropsychological outcome following shunt operation in iNPH using reliable change indices (RCIs)

Per Hellström - Introduction While most iNPH patients experience a change in neuropsychological functioning after shunt operation there is a considerable variation in the extent, direction and nature

Shunt surgery in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus is cost-effective—a cost utility analysis

Background The objective was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of shunt surgery in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). Methods Health-related quality of life was evaluated before and 6 months after surgery using the EQ-5D-3 L (EuroQOL group five-dimensions health survey) in 30 patients (median age, 71 years; range, 65–89 years) diagnosed with iNPH. The...