children having intracranial or spinal fusion procedures
Protocol: STUDY00004814
Full Title
Association between Leukocyte Telomere Length and Infectious Outcomes after Neurosurgical Procedures in a Pediatric Population - a Multi-center Study
Description
This study enrolls children who are having an intracranial or spinal fusion procedure. The purpose of this study is to learn about the DNA of children who develop an infection after surgery. The results of this study may help us learn how to better control infections in children after surgery in the future.

Your child will have their procedure as usual but will have one extra blood draw. You and your child will also answer a questionnaire. After your child’s surgery the research team will follow up to monitor for any infection. Study takes place at Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo, NY.

Technical Description

(CSR 200950220218) Research Question: What is the association between leukocyte telomere length and occurrence of infection (surgical site infection) following intracranial and spinal fusion procedures in a pediatric population?Hypothesis: Leukocyte telomere length is independently associated with occurrence of infection (surgical site infection) following intracranial and spinal fusion procedures
Compensation: No
Eligibility
Children ages 5-15.
Are having an intracranial or spinal fusion procedure.
Age Group: Children
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