Search for dissertations about: "Cerebrospinal Fluid"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 185 swedish dissertations containing the words Cerebrospinal Fluid.

  1. 1. Cerebrospinal fluid infusion methods development and validation on patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Nina Andersson; Umeå universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Infusion test; idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus; outflow conductance; outflow resistance; intracranial pressure; cerebrospinal fluid dynamics; medicinsk informatik; medicinsk informatik;

    Abstract : Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) infusion tests can be used to estimate the dynamic properties of the CSF system. Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) is a syndrome signified by a disturbance to the CSF system, where the cause is unknown and the diagnosis is difficult to determine. READ MORE

  2. 2. Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts in Children Technical Considerations and Treatment of Certain Complications

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Kai Arnell; Uppsala universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : Surgery; Hydrocephalus; papilloedema; abdominal cyst; cerebrospinal fluid shunt; shunt infection; intraventricular antibiotic instillation; intraventricular antibiotic concentrations; in-vitro testing; antisiphon device; Kirurgi;

    Abstract : Ventriculo-peritoneal shunting is the most commonly used method for the treatment of paediatric hydrocephalus. Despite improved shunts and surgical techniques there are still complications. This retrospective study focuses on diagnoses and treatment of shunt malfunction and infections. Cost/benefit of using an adjustable shunt was assessed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Search for Biomarkers in ALS and Parkinson's Disease Positron Emission Tomography and Cerebrospinal Fluid Studies

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Anders Johansson; Uppsala universitet.; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; ALS; Parkinson’s disease; cerebrospinal fluid; positron emission tomography; vascular endothelial growth factor; fibroblast growth factor 2; proteomics; Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry; deprenyl-D2; PIB; FDG; L-[β11C]-DOPA; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Neurology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Neurologi; Neurology; neurologi;

    Abstract : New biomarkers are needed to improve knowledge about pathophysiology, in order to provide earlier correct diagnosis and to follow disease progression of the neurodegenerative diseases amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of this thesis was to find new biomarkers for these diseases. READ MORE

  4. 4. On cerebrospinal fluid markers of HIV-1 infection

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Lars-Magnus Andersson; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; [2003]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Mikrobiologi; immunologi; infektionssjukdomar; Microbiology; immunology; infectious diseases; HIV-1; cerebrospinal fluid; AIDS dementia complex; ganglioside GD3; Tau proteins; neopterin; HIV-1 RNA; blood-brain barrier; albumin ratio; cultivation;

    Abstract : HIV-1 infects the central nervous system early in the course of infection and neurological complications are common in HIV-1-infected individuals. Approximately 20% of individuals with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) not treated with antiretroviral therapy develop a subcortical dementia, AIDS dementia complex (ADC). READ MORE

  5. 5. Proteomic strategies for analysis of cerebrospinal fluid in neurodegenerative disorders

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sara Folkesson Hansson; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN; MEDICINE; Alzheimer?s disease; frontotemporal dementia; cerebrospinal fluid; neurodegeneration; proteomics; mass spectrometry; prefractionation; protein identification; quantification;

    Abstract : ABSTRACT There is a great need for biomarkers to diagnose neurodegenerative disorders, such as the cognitive disorders Alzheimer?s disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is in contact with the extracellular fluid of the brain and is consequently a valuable medium for identifying biomarkers for neurological disorders. READ MORE