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Ventricular Shunt and Drain Infections - Timing of Reimplantation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00470132
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 7, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 24, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pittsburgh

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Ventricular Shunt Infection

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.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 400 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Ventricular Shunt and Drain Infections - Timing of Reimplantation
Study Start Date : May 2007
Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Study Completion Date : December 2011

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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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00470132     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO07040262
First Posted: May 7, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 24, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
ventricular shunt

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases