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

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00205088
First Posted: September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison
  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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00205088


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

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00205088     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002-253
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2015
Last Verified: June 2008