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Use of programmable versus nonprogrammable shunts in the management of hydrocephalus secondary to aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a retrospective study with cost-benefit analysis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Neurosurgery
1933-0693
Publisher
Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group
Publication Date
Volume
121
Issue
4
Pages
899–903
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3171/2014.3.JNS131088
PMID: 24745705
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The rate of shunt revision is lower in patients with programmable devices, and these are therefore more cost-effective. In addition, the shunt adjustments made for patients with programmable devices also resulted in better neurological outcomes.

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