The purpose of this study is to determine the outcomes of combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization (ETV/CPC) for treatment of post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus of prematurity. Information will be collected from the patient's care before, during and after their surgery, as well as information from exams at one, three, six and 12 months after surgery.
Eligibility: Patients who are between zero (corrected age for premature birth) and 6 months of age and are undergoing ETV/CPC surgery can participate.
Contact: Laurel Fleming at 617-448-3072 or
This study is designed to gather cognitive, behavioral, developmental and social findings from children with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Participation in the study involves two research visits, one in the home and one at Children's Hospital Boston. The visits will consist of cognitive assessments, collection of family history, blood drawn from each family member and 3-D imaging of the child's face. Participants will receive a research report of the observations.
Eligibility: Children over 24 months of age with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.
Contact: Recruitment coordinator at 617-355-3076 or ASDresearch@childrens.harvard.edu.
The purpose of this study is to investigate how brain structure and activation in children and adolescents with migraines differ from healthy controls. We will explore the effect of chronic migraine pain on normal brain development. Participation involves up to two visits to Children's at Waltham, and each visit includes a short neurological exam, sensitivity testing to hot and cold temperatures and an MRI. All study participants will receive a free DVD with images of their brain and $30 per visit.
Eligibility: Children 8 to 11 years old and adolescents 14 to 17 years old with either classic/common migraines or no significant medical history and on no medications may be eligible.
Contact: Athena Drosos at 781-216-1199 or