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Drugs May Reduce Need for Shunts to Treat Hydrocephalus, Yale Study Suggests

Drugs May Reduce Need for Shunts to Treat Hydrocephalus, Yale Study Suggests

Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine may have found a new way to treat hydrocephalus (a buildup of fluid on the brain) using drugs already on the market.  The current treatment requires the surgical implantation of shunts into the skull to allow movement of fluid. The study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, investigated the use of a diuretic and an inflammation-reducing sepsis drug. Researchers plan to further study their findings and conduct a small clinical trial. If successful, the ability to avoid shunts, which are susceptible to infection and must be periodically replaced, would reduce stress on patients suffering from hydrocephalus.

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