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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
  • Lee, Lester
  • King, Nicolas K K
  • Kumar, Dinesh
  • Ng, Yew Poh
  • Rao, Jai
  • Ng, Huiyu
  • Lee, Kah Keow
  • Wang, Ernest
  • Ng, Ivan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Neurosurgery
Publisher
Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2014
Volume
121
Issue
4
Pages
899–903
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3171/2014.3.JNS131088
PMID: 24745705
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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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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