Assessment of ShuntCheck Performance Characteristics in Asymptomatic Patients With Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

  • End date
    Jan 16, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of South Florida
Updated on 16 June 2022


The purpose of the study is to determine if the ShuntCheck test can correctly identify flow or no flow in a ventriculoperitoneal shunt in patients with asymptomatic normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Condition Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure
Treatment ShuntCheck
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04011566
SponsorUniversity of South Florida
Last Modified on16 June 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Asymptomatic men or women 40 years old or older and have a ventriculoperitoneal shunt placed for normal pressure hydrocephalus and are visiting for routine care
Capable of providing valid signed informed consent, or has a legal guardian, health care agent, or surrogate decision maker capable of providing valid, signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

Presence of multiple shunts, or presence of more than one distal shunt catheter (regardless of function) crossing the clavicle ipsilateral to the shunt with suspected obstruction
ShuntCheck test would interfere with standard patient care, or emergency shunt surgery that cannot be delayed is indicated
Presence of an interfering open wound or edema over any portion of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt
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