Evaluation of the ShuntCheck noninvasive thermal technique for shunt flow detection in hydrocephalic patients.

@article{Madsen2011EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the ShuntCheck noninvasive thermal technique for shunt flow detection in hydrocephalic patients.},
  author={Joseph R. Madsen and Gani S Abazi and Laurel Fleming and Mark Proctor and Ron T Grondin and Suresh N. Magge and Peter Casey and Tomer Anor},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={198-205; discussion 205}
}
BACKGROUND ShuntCheck (Neuro Diagnostic Devices, Inc., Trevose, Pennsylvania) is a new device designed to detect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow in a shunt by sensing skin temperature downstream from a region of CSF cooled by an ice cube. OBJECTIVE To understand its accuracy and utility, we evaluated the use of this device during routine office visits as well as during workup for suspected shunt malfunction. METHODS One hundred shunted patients were tested, including 48 evaluated during… CONTINUE READING

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