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Guided (VENTRI-GUIDE) versus freehand ventriculostomy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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Smoll, Nicolas
Published in Trials. 2014, vol. 15, p. 478
Abstract Despite the widespread use of external ventricular drainage, revision rates, and associated complications are reported between 10 and 40%. Current available image-guided techniques using stereotaxy, endoscopy, or ultrasound for catheter placements remain time-consuming techniques. Recently, a smartphone-assisted guide with high precision has been described. The development of an easy-to-use, portable, image-guided system could reduce the need for multiple passes and improve the rate of accurate catheter placement. This study aims to prospectively compare in a randomized controlled manner the accuracy of the freehand pass technique versus an easy-to-use, portable, adjustable guiding device for ventriculostomy catheter placement.
Keywords Anatomic LandmarksCatheterization/adverse effects/instrumentation/methodsCathetersClinical ProtocolsComputers, HandheldFemaleHumansMaleMobile ApplicationsNeuronavigation/adverse effects/instrumentation/methodsProspective StudiesRadiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-AssistedResearch DesignSoftware DesignSwitzerlandTomography, X-Ray Computed/instrumentationTreatment OutcomeVentriculostomy/adverse effects/instrumentation/methods
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PMID: 25480528
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Research group Groupe Schaller Karl Lothard (neurochirurgie) (851)
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SARRAFZADEH-KHORASSANI, Asita Simone, SMOLL, Nicolas, SCHALLER, Karl Lothard. Guided (VENTRI-GUIDE) versus freehand ventriculostomy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. In: Trials, 2014, vol. 15, p. 478. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:90795

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