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A combined cognitive and gait quantification to identify normal pressure hydrocephalus from its mimics: The Geneva's protocol

Published inClinical neurology and neurosurgery, vol. 160, p. 5-11
Publication date2017
Abstract

Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is very prevalent in aging, underdiagnosed, and represents a rare cause of reversible neurological condition. The clinical triad of iNPH - gait, cognitive and urinary symptoms - and its neuroradiological features (i.e. ventriculomegaly) are not specific and found a various neurodegenerative and/or vascular conditions. We present our iNPH standardized protocol at the Geneva University Hospitals involving a multispecialty team of behavioral neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, engineers, and physical therapists. Based on a pragmatic approach, the goal of this protocol is to improve the identification of older patients with iNPH from its mimics (i.e. vascular dementia or other parkinsonian syndromes).

Keywords
  • Assessment
  • Dual task
  • Gait analysis
  • Mental imagery
  • Mimics
  • Neuropsychology
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
Citation (ISO format)
ALLALI, Gilles et al. A combined cognitive and gait quantification to identify normal pressure hydrocephalus from its mimics: The Geneva’s protocol. In: Clinical neurology and neurosurgery, 2017, vol. 160, p. 5–11. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2017.06.001
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