ACORN Kids studies
Canadian Pediatric Neurosurgery Study Group (CPNSG) studies
Study title: Patient-Centered Outcome of success: ETV+CPC vs Shunt for the treatment of hydrocephalus
Purpose of this study: Shunt is the standard of care for treatment of hydrocephalus. However, ETV+CPC is also emerging as an alternate option for hydrocephalus. There are studies that showed clinical outcomes of these two procedures, but a patient-centered validation is yet absent. We are interested to know the perspective of the caregivers of the pediatric hydrocephalus patients.
University of Calgary/Alberta Children's Hospital (lead site).
Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) at Toronto, ON, Canada.
Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah.
SickKids and Primary Children's Hospital are currently enrolling participants. Please join us if your child underwent an ETV+CPC or Shunt as primary/first treatment for hydrocephalus are eligible to participate in this study.
Alberta Center for Outcome Research in Neurosurgery Kids (ACORN Kids)