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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Summary

Description: A form of compensated hydrocephalus characterized clinically by a slowly progressive gait disorder (see GAIT DISORDERS, NEUROLOGIC), progressive intellectual decline, and URINARY INCONTINENCE. Spinal fluid pressure tends to be in the high normal range. This condition may result from processes which interfere with the absorption of CSF including SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, chronic MENINGITIS, and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp631-3)

Also Known As: Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure; Hakim's Syndrome; NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus); Hakim Syndromes; Hakim's Syndromes Show All >>

Networked: 310 relevant articles (14 outcomes, 37 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Amyloid (Amyloid Fibrils) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 27 results : IBA
  2. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker) : 1 outcome 1 study in 27 results : IBA
  3. tau Proteins (tau Protein) : 1 outcome 1 study in 8 results : IBA
  4. boldenone undecylenate (Equipoise) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  5. Acetazolamide (Diamox) : 1 outcome in 11 results : FDA 13 Generic
  6. tranilast (N 5') : 1 outcome in 4 results : IBA
  7. Peptides : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  8. Ofloxacin (Levofloxacin) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 49 Generic
  9. Neurotoxins : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  10. Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

  1. Alzheimer Disease (Alzheimer's Disease)
  2. Hyponatremia
  3. Respiratory Tract Infections (Respiratory Tract Infection)
  4. Fever (Fevers)
  5. Atrophy
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Key Therapies for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

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  1. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt : 4 outcomes 10 studies in 55 results
  2. Ventriculostomy : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 18 results
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results
  4. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results
  5. Occupational Therapy (Therapy, Occupational) : 1 outcome in 1 result
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