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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Malfunction or Radionuclide Shuntography
and you are
over 21
years old
This is an observational trial.
You are contributing to medical knowledge about your condition.
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The purpose

The investigators retrospectively reviewed all radionuclide shuntographic tests using (99m)technetium-pertechnetate (DTPA) performed between August 2005 and December 2015 in nuclear medicine department of Far Eastern Memorial Hospital. The results of shuntography were evaluated visually and qualitatively, and correlated with clinical follow-up. The tests were interpreted as normal and abnormal, including complete distal obstruction, partial distal obstruction or miscellaneous. Clinical outcomes within 30 days were defined based on subsequent need for revision, re-implantation or adjustment of shunt pressure. Then the investigators calculated the sensitivity (Se), specificity (Sp), positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) and overall accuracy.

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: radionuclide shuntography

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02894216. The sponsor of the trial is Far Eastern Memorial Hospital and it is looking for 69 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Clinical Value of Radionuclide Shuntography by Qualitative Methods in Hydrocephalic Adult Patients With Suspected Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Malfunction