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NOW LIVE…………….. EANS Online presents “Hakim Triad: History of NPH and the Colombian Experience” by Mansoor Foroughi MD of England


5 on EANS Webinars presents from the EANS CSF Section,

“Hakim triad, History of NPH and the Colombian Experience”


presented by Mansoor Foroughi MD




HERE’S a one page summary of this topic, done by Chat GPT,

“………….The Hakim triad, also known as normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), is a neurological disorder characterized by a triad of symptoms including gait disturbance, urinary incontinence, and dementia. NPH was first described by Dr. Salomón Hakim in the 1960s, and since then, the diagnosis and treatment of NPH have evolved.

The Colombian experience refers to the unique approach to diagnosing and treating NPH in Colombia. In the 1980s, Dr. Hernando Santamaría developed a diagnostic algorithm that uses a combination of clinical evaluation, CT and MRI imaging, and intracranial pressure monitoring to diagnose NPH. This algorithm has been widely adopted in Colombia and has resulted in a high success rate of NPH treatment.

The Colombian experience has also contributed to the development of new surgical techniques for treating NPH, such as endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), which has been shown to be effective in select cases of NPH.

Overall, the Hakim triad and the history of NPH illustrate the importance of recognizing and treating neurological disorders, and the Colombian experience highlights the value of innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment.”

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