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Ventricular Shunt and Drain Infections - Timing of Reimplantation

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: May 3, 2007
Last updated: August 23, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
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 Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Ventricular Shunt and Drain Infections - Timing of Reimplantation

Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
infected ventricular shunt

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that were cared for by the PI for the purpose of treating an infected ventricular shunt or drainage device for the central nervous system.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those patients records that do not meet entry criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00470132

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Karin Byers, MD University of PIttsburgh and UPMC
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT00470132     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO07040262
Study First Received: May 3, 2007
Last Updated: August 23, 2012

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
ventricular shunt

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017