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Collection of Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research


N/A
1 Year
21 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Hydrocephalus

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Trial Information

Collection of Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research


Inclusion Criteria:



- Children without central nervous system tumors who are undergoing a neurosurgical
procedure to address hydrocephalus during which CSF will be obtained

- Between the ages of 1 year and 21 years

- Patients must be having blood draws, lumbar punctures or CSF sampling from Ommaya
reservoirs or VPS as part of routine clinical care.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients who do not require routine blood draws and/or CSF collection as part of
their routine clinical care

- Patients who are considered too ill to participate as determined by their treating
physician

- Patients with documented bacterial of viral infections of the CSF, brain parenchyma
and/or neurosurgical devices and/or

- Patients with suspected de-myelinating conditions

- Patients who are pregnant or lactating.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

levels of miRNAs in the blood and CSF

Outcome Time Frame:

2 yrs

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Rishi Lulla, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2011-14612

NCT ID:

NCT01556178

Start Date:

July 2011

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Survivin
  • miRNA
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Hydrocephalus

Name

Location

Children's Memorial HospitalChicago, Illinois  60614