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Thermal Camera Detection of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Flow (Infrared Shunt)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03451669
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 2, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 10, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania

February 23, 2018
March 2, 2018
April 10, 2018
April 16, 2018
February 2, 2019   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Determine if a smartphone based thermal camera can determine flow in the distal tubing of a VP shunt. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
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Thermal Camera Detection of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Flow
Thermal Camera Detection of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Flow
There have been reports in the past of using thermal cameras to demonstrate flow in the tubing as a surrogate of proper shunt function. This was shown to have almost 90% accuracy at determining proper functioning but required expensive equipment that was not universally available. There is now smart phone based thermal camera technology (Flir One: http://www.flir.com/flirone/) that could make this technique widely available for health care use. The goal of the study is to determine if this device can demonstrate flow in the distal tubing of a VP shunt.
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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Adult patients with VP shunts at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neurosurgery
Hydrocephalus
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  • Shunt suspected to be functioning
  • Shunt suspected to not be functioning
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Recruiting
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Same as current
February 2, 2020
February 2, 2019   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with known VP shunt
  • Status of shunt function known.
  • Patients with well healed wounds (no immediately post op patients)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in urgent need of shunt revision
  • Age less than 18
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Contact: Francis Quattrone 215-275-9056 Francis.Quattrone@uphs.upenn.edu
United States
 
 
NCT03451669
827169
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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Plan to Share IPD: No
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
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University of Pennsylvania
April 2018