NPH and Early AD Group

Kuopio NPH Research Group has a unique research window to NPH and AD through the cortical biopsy and CSF samples and long-term outcome data.

This project is multidisciplinary approach, in which expertise from several fields of neuroscience at KUH and UEF campus area as well as national and international level are combined.

Since 1991 until 2010, our NPH protocol has included 24-hour intraventricular pressure monitoring together with a small right frontal cortical biopsy to exclude other neurodegenerative processes. Since 2010 the protocol has included systematic CSF sampling and brain biopsy is included in the shunt surgery.