Thermal Camera Detection of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Flow

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Brief Title

Thermal Camera Detection of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Flow

Official Title

Thermal Camera Detection of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Flow

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.
    



Study Type

Observational


Primary Outcome

Determine if a smartphone based thermal camera can determine flow in the distal tubing of a VP shunt.


Condition

Hydrocephalus


Study Arms / Comparison Groups

 Shunt suspected to be functioning
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Publications

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Recruitment Information



Estimated Enrollment

2

Start Date

April 16, 2018

Completion Date

December 2, 2019

Primary Completion Date

November 30, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

        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
      

Gender

All

Ages

18 Years - N/A


Contacts

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Location Countries

United States

Location Countries

United States

Administrative Informations


NCT ID

NCT03451669

Organization ID

827169


Responsible Party

Sponsor

Study Sponsor

University of Pennsylvania


Study Sponsor

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Verification Date

May 2020