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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 : March 2, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Thermal Camera Detection of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Flow
Anticipated Study Start Date : March 2, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hydrocephalus
U.S. FDA Resources

Shunt suspected to be functioning
Shunt suspected to not be functioning

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult patients with VP shunts at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neurosurgery

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

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03451669

Contact: Francis Quattrone 215-275-9056 Francis.Quattrone@uphs.upenn.edu

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: James Schuster         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03451669     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 827169
First Posted: March 2, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases