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Prospective Shunt Complication Study

2016-05-23 12:28:18 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Complications in patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts are common. Thus, these patients are frequently admitted for suspicion of a shunt dysfunction (SD). However, the symptoms of a SD are often unspecific and the required diagnostics are time consuming, expensive, invasive and may involve radiation exposure. In a prospective observational study it is planned to find out, how often a suspected shunt dysfunction is found, which kinds of shunt dysfunction are seen and if there is a correlation between the shunt dysfunctions and the age of the shunt. Furthermore, it is intended to find out, if there are symptom-patterns specific for certain shunt dysfunctions.

Description

All patients who are admitted for suspected shunt-dysfunction will be included. Patient data, detailed data about the shunt, patient's symptoms and all findings will be recorded in the CRF. After 4-8 weeks all patients will be followed-up to add missing data and correct initial findings with the benefit of a retrospective view. After 2 years, data will be analyzed.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Shunt; Complications, Ventricular (Communicating)

Intervention

CSF Shunt treatment for hydrocephalus

Location

Dept. of Neurosurgery, Zurich University Hospital
Zurich
Switzerland
8091

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Zurich

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-05-23T12:28:18-0400

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