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Hydrocephalus (Hydrocephaly) Summary

Description: Excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cranium which may be associated with dilation of cerebral ventricles, INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; HEADACHE; lethargy; URINARY INCONTINENCE; and ATAXIA.

Also Known As: Hydrocephaly; Congenital Hydrocephalus; Hydrocephalus, Obstructive; Aqueductal Stenosis; Cerebral Ventriculomegaly Show All >>

Networked: 4211 relevant articles (177 outcomes, 313 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Hydrocephalus

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. cytidylyl-(3'-5')-cytidine (CpC) : 6 outcomes 7 studies in 25 results : IBA
  2. Steroids : 4 outcomes in 19 results : IBA
  3. Acetazolamide (Diamox) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 33 results : FDA 13 Generic
  4. Silver : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 6 results : IBA
  5. Neurosarcoidosis : 2 outcomes 1 study in 18 results : IBA
  6. Tissue Plasminogen Activator (Alteplase) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 9 results : FDA 2
  7. Minocycline (Cyclops) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 3 results : FDA 25 Generic
  8. Silicones : 2 outcomes in 21 results : IBA
  9. Furosemide (Lasix) : 2 outcomes in 12 results : FDA 57 Generic
  10. Cefotaxime (Kendrick) : 2 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 16 Generic
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Diseases Related to Hydrocephalus

  1. Hydrocephalus (Hydrocephaly)
  2. Cysts
  3. Meningitis
  4. Infection
  5. Headache (Headaches)
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Key Therapies for Hydrocephalus

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  1. Ventriculostomy : 61 outcomes 61 studies in 763 results
  2. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt : 28 outcomes 41 studies in 811 results
  3. Catheters : 11 outcomes 20 studies in 227 results
  4. Decompression : 7 outcomes 4 studies in 117 results
  5. Radiotherapy : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 41 results
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