A nonradiographic system for assessing pressure for the Codman-Hakim programmable valve

Nancy Olsen Bailey, Mark Luciano, Michael V. Ward, Sean Lilienfeld, William N. Anderson, Peter Black

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)ons96-ons100
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume67
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Shunts
  • Valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Bailey, N. O., Luciano, M., Ward, M. V., Lilienfeld, S., Anderson, W. N., & Black, P. (2010). A nonradiographic system for assessing pressure for the Codman-Hakim programmable valve. Neurosurgery, 67(SUPPL. 1), ons96-ons100. https://doi.org/10.1227/01.NEU.0000380961.26626.BA