This is my senior seminar research project for my BS Physics, at the University of Texas at Arlington. Hydrocephalus is something that is incredibly personal to me, as my husband has had 20 brain surgeries and has been permanently disabled since 2011. In his honor, I created an awareness ribbon for Hydrocephalus that is now used worldwide.
This project is for educational purposes only. Please use the references on the last slide to find the original images for your own use. The information presented here has been obtained by reading several papers published in the medical community.
Do not crop and use any of the images of tattoos, artwork, or people. These are pictures that have been shared with me by people in the Facebook Hydrocephalus community.
1 CHRISTOPH MIETHKE GMBH & CO. KG, "proGAV® 2.0: IN TOUCH WITH YOU," , .
2 Ian Piper, "Raised Intracranial Pressure After Head Injury" (2000) .
3 Erwin M Brown, Richard J Edwards and Ian K Pople, "Conservative Management of Patients with Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infections," Neurosurgery 58 (4), 65 (2006).
4 CHRISTOPH MIETHKE GMBH & CO. KG, "proGAV 2.0® Instructions for Use," , .
5 Dr Y. Rajalakshmi, Guide to Physiology, edited by Anonymous (S. Chand Publishing, Ram Nagar, New Delhi, 2010), pp. 157.
6 Roberta Di Terlizzi and Simon Platt, "The function, composition and analysis of cerebrospinal fluid in companion animals: Part I – Function and composition," The Veterinary Journal 172 (3), 422-431 (2006).
7 Romy Scholz et al., "Efficacy and safety of programmable compared with fixed anti-siphon devices for treating idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) in adults – SYGRAVA: study protocol for a randomized trial," Trials 19 (1), 1-10 (2018).
8 Ulrich-W Thomale et al., "Shunt survival rates by using the adjustable differential pressure valve combined with a gravitational unit (proGAV) in pediatric neurosurgery," Childs Nerv Syst 29 (3), 425-431 (2013).
9 Marek Czosnyka et al., Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamics, in Pediatric Hydrocephalus, edited by Giuseppe Cinalli, Christian Sainte-Rose and Wirginia June Maixner, (Springer Milan, Milano, 2005), pp. 47-63.
10 Sandip Chatterjee and L. Harischandra, "Cerebrospinal fluid shunts – How they work: The basics," Neurology India 66 (1), 24 (2018).
11 Edi Azali Hadzri et al., "Effects of irregular cerebrospinal fluid production rate in human brain ventricular system," AIP Conference Proceedings 1440 (1), 659-664 (2012).