Abdominal binders

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Kestle, John R. W.
Title Abdominal binders
Date 2012-01-01
Description Sklar and colleagues2 describe their experience managing "over-shunting headaches" with an abdominal binder. Seventy children with over-shunting headaches complied with application of a binder for about 1 month. In 61 patients (87%), the headaches "greatly improved or went away." This headache relief persisted even after use of the binder was discontinued. Among the 61 patients with relief, 36 (59%) eventually had recurrent headaches, but the recurrence was delayed (mean 1.5 years). Twenty-nine of these tried the binder again and among the 19 with follow-up, the binder was again effective in 15. These are interesting results. Children with chronic headaches and small ventricles can be very difficult to treat, often undergo repeated surgical interventions, and may have a poor quality of life. Anything that might help them is welcome, especially a simple noninvasive intervention.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Volume 9
Issue 6
First Page 613
Last Page 614
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Kestle, J. R. W. (2012). Abdominal binders. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 9(6), 613-4.
Rights Management (c) American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 280,497 bytes
Identifier uspace,17458
ARK ark:/87278/s63j3xqp
Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2012-07-30
Date Modified 2012-08-21
ID 707846
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63j3xqp
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