Priority 9 from the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension PSP

UNCERTAINTY: With regard to weight loss in IIH: how much is needed to treat IIH and how quickly does it work? What is the best, safest and most acceptable method to achieve this in the short and long term? Additionally, does the initial Body Mass Index (BMI) of the patient have an effect? (JLA PSP Priority 9)
Overall ranking 9
JLA question ID 0066/9
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Neurological
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What is the efficacy of successful weightloss for treatment of headache in people with IIH? ~ What is the effectiveness of successful weight loss for treatment of headache in people with IIH? ~ Can weight loss trigger symptoms of IIH? ~ What is the efficacy of successful weight loss for improving symptoms of IIH and how much needs to be lost?
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PSP information
PSP unique ID 0066
PSP name Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 48  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 27 April 2018