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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and cognitive changes

This summary is to explain new research in IIH. This research focus is on cognition which is the ability to perceive and react, process and understand, store and retrieve information, make decisions and produce appropriate responses.

Systemic and adipocyte transcriptional and metabolic dysregulation in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Idiopathic Intracranial hypertension (IIH) most often occurs in young women and is more often found in those in with increased body weight. Recent studies have shown an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in IIH patients above and beyond that caused by weight alone.

New research published reports eye scans can help in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

A recent article was published in an American medical journal called JAMA Ophthalmology. It was called "Using Optical Coherence Tomography Measures as Surrogates for Raised Intracranial Pressure in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension”. The research was done through Professor Alex Sinclair and the IIH research network in the United Kingdom.

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