Natural History of Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) in Children and Adolescents
This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Harland S. Winter, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: October 23, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
The goal of this project is to determine the long-term health outcome of children diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux (GER). We are inviting subjects that were previously followed in the Pediatric GI programs at Massachusetts General and Children's Hospital, Boston. We have compiled a database of more than 300 subjects that completed diagnostic testing for GER in the 1970's, 1980's, and 1990's. Subjects are being contacted initially by mail using a previously approved recruitment letter. Subjects that fail to respond to this recruitment letter are called by phone. In each case, contact information has been abstracted from the Children's Hospital database. Subjects are then given the opportunity to complete a questionnaire either by phone or in hard copy. Subjects receive no compensation for their participation in this study. Subjects will be compared to controls. Controls will complete the same questionnaire as the subjects. Inclusion of potential controls will be determined by a lack of medical history of gastroenterological diseases before the age of 21 and whether the potential control was born within a year of a subject in the study. Controls will receive $25 to participate in the study.
||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
||The Natural History of Children With Persistent Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Ages 12 to 17 Years)
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| Study Start Date:
| Estimated Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Subject with History of GERD
Children and adolescents ages 12-17 years, inclusive, seen at Children's Hospital, Boston or Massachusetts General Hospital between 1977 and 1990 for symptoms of GERD and also had biopsies and / or a pH probe that was positive for GERD.
Controls with out GERD
Individuals that do not have a history of GERD or other GI problems prior to age 21 and whose date of birth are with in a year of a subjects
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||20 Years to 50 Years
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The subjects will be selected from a database of patients seen at Children's Hospital, Boston or Massachusetts General Hospital between 1977 and 1990 who had biopsies or pH probe for symptoms of GERD.
Inclusion Criteria for Subjects:
- Patients who were evaluated for GERD at the age of 12-17 years, inclusive at Children's Hospital, Boston or Massachusetts General Hospital
- Positive for GERD per biopsies or pH probe results
Exclusion Criteria for Subjects:
Inclusion Criteria for Controls:
- No GI diseases prior to age 21 including, but not limited to reflux, inflammatory bowel disease,Hirschsprung's disease
- Date of birth is within 1 year of a subject's date of birth
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00181805
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114 |
Massachusetts General Hospital
||Harland S. Winter, MD
||Massachusetts General Hospital
No publications provided
||Harland S. Winter, MD, Principal Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital
History of Changes
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|Study First Received:
||September 13, 2005
||October 23, 2013
||United States: Institutional Review Board
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ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2014
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Digestive System Diseases