C255 - Education Blitz: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Event Time: Friday May 10, 2019 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology
Director(s): Neill Graff-Radford MD, FAAN
Description: This couse will describe a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with this problem. We will describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, comorbidities, surgical risks, and expected outcomes. We recognize this is a contraversial subject with no level one evidence for the management of NPH but using the published International and Japanes guidelines a practical approach to helping these patients is available. We will use several cases to illustrate this approach.
Completion Message: The audience will recognize this is an uncommon disease. The best diagnositic tests are a temporary shunt (large volume LP or external CSF drainage) and imaging findings. Complications from surgery are common but many of these can be managed non invasively. CSF biomarkers can be deceptive. There are several factors that play a role in the pathogenesis of this disease.
CME Credits: 1
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Professionalism, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement

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