The Use of Shunt Tap in Assessing Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt Malfunction

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00205088
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: June 11, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
  Purpose

The objective of the study is to test the sensitivity and specificity of a shunt tap to predict shunt failure.


Condition
Signs or Symptoms of Shunt Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Use of Shunt Tap in Assessing Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt Malfunction

Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: August 2002
Study Completion Date: May 2007
Primary Completion Date: May 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patient has clinically suspected shunt malfunction.
  • The patient has had an imaging study of the head.
  • The patient needs a shunt revision.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patient has not had an imaging study of the head.
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Locations
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bermans Iskandar, MD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Bermans Iskandar MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00205088     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002-253
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: June 11, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014