Ventricular Shunt and Drain Infections - Timing of Reimplantation
The retrospective study will help determine whether or not placement of new devices prior to the recommended time was associated with a high risk of relapse or treatment failure.
Ventricular Shunt Infection
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Ventricular Shunt and Drain Infections - Timing of Reimplantation|
|Study Start Date:||May 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The following information will be collected from the medical record retrospectively: demographic data (age, gender, ethnicity, height, weight), past medical history, laboratory results, microbiologic data, data on the patients' devices (type of device, data that it was placed, exchanged or removed), treatment and clinical and microbiological outcomes. This will all be collected retrospectively.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213|
|Principal Investigator:||Karin Byers, MD||University of PIttsburgh and UPMC|