CHLA Clinical Research Studies

Having volunteers participate in research studies and clinical trials is critical to our research efforts. Thousands of children and families are involved in our patient-centered studies every year. Many of the treatments used today are based on the results of past research studies and clinical trials conducted with our patients. Our scientific and clinical experts take the best ideas from the laboratory -- to the patient -- in the form of promising new treatments.

By searching our study directory, you may identify research that could impact the life of your child or of another child you know. Because the number of available research studies and clinical trials for children nationwide is small, every participant makes a significant contribution.

In addition to enrolling children with certain diseases in order to study treatments and prevention of those diseases, we also need to study healthy children. Ask your child’s doctor about volunteer study options that may be suitable for your child.

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Study Details - ID: CHLA-14-00332
Health/Science/Disease Category:
External Ventricular Drainage (EVD)
Purpose of Research:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate a sensor that transmits intracranial pressure, cerebrospinal fluid flow, and makes sure the path of the catheter remains open.
Short Name:
Bioflex Sensor
Full Title of Study:
Non-Invasive Validation of an Inegrated Multi-Sensor Platform for Quantitive Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure, Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow, and Ventricular Catheter Patency
Phase/Type of Study:
Investigational Device Study
In-Patients requiring an external drainage system.
Time Commitment/Requirements:
The sensor will be placed between the drainage bag and the external ventricular drain (EVD) until the EVD is removed.
Primary Investigator:
Dr. Gordon J. McComb
Coordinator Contact Name:
Nolan Rea
Phone Number:
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