BACKGROUND: The Codman-Hakim Programmable Valve is widely used in shunting hydrocephalus and other conditions. OBJECT: To establish an accurate valve verification system for the Codman-Hakim programmable valve that does not require radiographic exposure. METHODS: Prospective clinical trial tested a new valve verification system at 9 research sites. RESULTS: The Valve Programming and Verification System allowed us to establish the valve setting in 62% of subjects with a programmable valve. CONCLUSION: The Valve Programming and Verification System avoids radiation exposure, is cost-effective, and time efficient for the patient and provider. In approximately one third of subjects, those in whom "adjustment complete" is not achieved, cranial radiographs are still needed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|State||Published - Dec 2010|
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology