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The Effectiveness of a Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Restraint Device (SNOWBOARD)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00980070
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2012 by Angela Boettner, University of Nebraska.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 18, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

September 17, 2009
September 18, 2009
June 21, 2012
October 2009
March 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
To evaluate the safety of the lumbar puncture restraint board [ Time Frame: one time use ]
Same as current
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To evaluate the effect of the restraint board on the quality of the procedure (time of procedure, quality of specimen obtained, physician impression) [ Time Frame: One time use ]
Same as current
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The Effectiveness of a Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Restraint Device
The Effectiveness of a Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Restraint Device
This is a pilot study to evaluate a restraint device for lumbar punctures. Designed to help improve the restraint techniques for lumbar puncture, the restraint device will be compared to the current standard of manual physical restraint in neonatal and pediatric patients (age 1 day to 90 days of life). The investigators will study 30 subjects, with 20 randomized for the experimental device and 10 randomized for the "control" group, which is current standard of care. The investigators' primary outcomes will include time of procedure, red blood cells in the cerebrospinal fluid as well as physician satisfaction. Subjects will be eligible if they are 1-90 days of life, and their treating physician believes lumbar puncture is indicated. There is no follow-up once the lumbar puncture has been completed and the data has been obtained.
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Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Indication for Lumbar Puncture
  • Device: Pediatric Restraint for Lumbar Puncture
    Restraint for children 1-90 days of age that allows physician to position pt for optimal lumbar puncture procedure.
  • Device: Lumbar Puncture Device
    Lumbar Puncture positioner
    Other Name: Lumbar Puncture positioner
  • Other: Standard of Care
    Lumbar Puncture positioner
  • Experimental: Positioning Device
    use of positioning device
    • Device: Pediatric Restraint for Lumbar Puncture
    • Device: Lumbar Puncture Device
  • Active Comparator: Control
    institutional standard of care
    Intervention: Other: Standard of Care
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Unknown status
June 2014
March 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 1 to 90 days of life
  • Indication for lumbar puncture procedure as determined by the treating physician
  • Informed Consent from the subject's legal guardian indicating their acceptance of a lumbar puncture for the work-up of sepsis
  • Informed consent to enrolled in said protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No indication for lumbar puncture procedure as determined by treating physician
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
up to 90 Days   (Child)
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United States
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Angela Boettner, University of Nebraska
University of Nebraska
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Principal Investigator: Edward Truemper, MD UNMC
University of Nebraska
June 2012

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