HCRN Core Data Project: Characterizing Patient Populations in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN)

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 8, 2023
  • participants needed
    1400
  • sponsor
    University of Utah
Updated on 23 January 2022

Summary

The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) has been established by philanthropic funding to conduct multi-institutional research (clinical trials and observational studies) on pediatric hydrocephalus. In addition to philanthropic funding, the HCRN has also received an NIH NINDS Challenge Grant to support the network infrastructure which allows for the conduct of this and other network studies. The HCRN consists of multiple Clinical Centers and the Data Coordinating Center (DCC). The HCRN Core Data Project will obtain data about all neurosurgical hydrocephalus events from the network Clinical Centers, and create a database to be used by HCRN investigators. The ongoing maintenance of the Core Data Project serves two main purposes: 1) it will help investigators understand the variability, progression, and current treatment practices for hydrocephalus in children, with an ultimate goal of better guiding and assessing therapeutic intervention and providing recommendations on patient care and, 2) it will provide pilot and descriptive data necessary for hypothesis generation and study design (i.e. preliminary power analyses, recruitment projections) for studies under development by the HCRN. This multi-institutional database will be maintained throughout the lifetime of the HCRN, and may be useful for tracking trends in pediatric hydrocephalus over time. The Core Data Project will be an invaluable resource to the HCRN and will help stimulate new research protocols, identify potential need for future expansion of the network to incorporate additional patient populations, and provide a descriptive understanding of children with hydrocephalus cared for within the network.

Details
Condition Pediatric Hydrocephalus
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT00670735
SponsorUniversity of Utah
Last Modified on23 January 2022

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Information for all neurosurgical hydrocephalus patient events will be
obtained from each HCRN Clinical Center and will be placed continuously into
the Core Data Project. The first calendar year will be 2008, and data
collection will continue for the duration of the existence of the HCRN
Neurosurgical hydrocephalus patient events include any operation for the
treatment of documented hydrocephalus including the following
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Ventriculoatrial shunt
Ventriculopleural shunt
Arachnoid cyst shunts
Subdural shunts
Lumboperitoneal shunts
Shunts replaced after treatment of infection
Shunts exposed during an operations but not revised
Endoscopic third ventriculostomies
Ommaya reservoir(s)
Ventricular access devices/reservoirs
Subgaleal shunts

Exclusion Criteria

The following temporary cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion procedures will
not be included in the Core Date Project
External ventricular drain(s)
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