A Randomised Controlled Trial of Lumbar Drainage to Treat Communicating Hydrocephalus After Severe Intraventricular Hemorrhage (LUCAS-IVH)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01041950|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 5, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Intracerebral Hemorrhage Obstructive Hydrocephalus||Procedure: Lumbar drainage||Phase 2 Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Lumbar Drainage for Communicating Hydrocephalus After Intraventricular Hemorrhage: a Randomised, Controlled Trial(LUCAS-IVH: LUmbar CAtheter for Severe IntraVentricular Hemorrhage)|
|Study Start Date :||May 2012|
|Primary Completion Date :||July 2015|
|Study Completion Date :||July 2015|
|Experimental: Lumbar drainage||
Procedure: Lumbar drainage
Lumbar CSF drainage is started after communication between the internal and external CSF-spaces is seen on CT.
|No Intervention: Control|
- Requirement of permanent VP-shunt [ Time Frame: 14 days ]if three attempts to clamp the EVD (control group) or LD (treatment group) fail, or overall extra-corporal drainage time exceeds 14 days, a VP-shunt is placed.
- Safety aspects [ Time Frame: during hospital stay ](i) catheter-associated infections (ii) fibrinolysis- and catheter-associated bleedings (iii)overdrainage and herniation
- mortality and outcome [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 months ]modified Rankin Scale 3 and 6 months after treatment, as well as in-hospital mortality.
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|Neurology Department, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg|
|Erlangen, Germany, 91054|
|Principal Investigator:||Hagen Huttner, MD||Neurology Department, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg|
|Principal Investigator:||Dimitre Staykov, MD||Neurology Department, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg|
|Study Chair:||Jürgen Bardutzky, MD||University of Freiburg|