Weight Loss in IIH

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Identifier 20130213_nanos_iihmanagementsympos_02-1
Title Weight Loss in IIH
Creator Michael Wall, MD, University of Iowa, Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Subject Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension; Pseudotumor Cerebri; Weight Loss; Treatment; Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial
Description It has been well known that IIH is associated with obesity. Weight gain is considered a risk factor for disease onset and recurrences. Weight loss has been well documented in several case series to be associated with improvement in symptoms and signs and to be associated with lowering of intracranial pressure. While the mechanism of how weight loss achieves these beneficial effects is unclear, it remains a cornerstone of treatment. Patients benefit from a program of nutritional and IIH education, motivation, behavioural modification and an exercise/mobility program. Using these techniques, the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial has been successful in achieving weight loss in most enrolled subjects.
Date 2013-02-13
Language eng
Format video/mp4
Format Creation application/video
Type Image/MovingImage
Source 2013 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Relation is Part of NANOS 2013: Update on the Management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Rights Management Copyright 2013. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
ARK ark:/87278/s6031z9j
Context URL The NANOS Annual Meeting Neuro-Ophthalmology Collection: https://novel.utah.edu/collection/NAM/toc/
Contributor Primary Biousse, Valerie
Contributor Secondary Wall, Michael
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
ID 184410
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6031z9j
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