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.

Please contact the study staff listed in your search results for more information.

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Study Details - ID: CHLA-20-00069
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Purpose of Research:
learn about the development of bacterial infections in shunted hydrocephalus
Short Name:
Full Title of Study:
Novel Biomarker Investigation for Patients Undergoing CSF Shunt Infection Treatment
Phase/Type of Study:
Prospective Observational Study
Ages 0-21 diagnosed with hydrocephalus who have a shunt infection OR undergoing a new shunt placement for the first time, have a shunt that has malfunctioned and requires revision surgery, or are having a temporizing hydrocephalus surgery
Time Commitment/Requirements:
Limited to consenting
Primary Investigator:
Dr. Tamara Simon
Coordinator Contact Name:
Sabrina Sedano
Phone Number:
Clinical Trials .Gov Identifier: