This announcement is reprinted with permission from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) blog.
By John R.W. Kestle, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
With recent moves of HCRN investigators Dr. John Wellons to Vanderbilt University and Dr. John Kestle to University of British Columbia, HCRN has decided to expand its network from seven to nine centers to incorporate their respective hospitals in HCRN research. Each center will begin its trial period immediately which involves adding patients to the HCRN registry as well as participating in the HCRN Quality Improvement Study for post surgical infections. Dr. Kestle will continue in his role as Chairman of HCRN and Dr. Wellons will continue to be the lead PI on the Study of Post Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus which is nearing the completion of its accrual of patients.