Vitamin D Deficiency in Subjects With Chronic Hepatitis C Compared to Healthy Volunteers
The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in patients with chronic Hepatitis C compared to a matched control group of healthy individuals in the Sioux Falls area. It is the hypothesis of this study that vitamin D deficiency is more common in patients with chronic Hepatitis C compared to the healthy control group.
Chronic Hepatitis C
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study on Vitamin D Deficiency in Subjects With Chronic Hepatitis C Compared to Healthy Volunteers|
- The Vitamin D levels of the 100 subjects will be statistically analyzed as the primary variable and correlated with the rest of the variables via ANOVA and meta-analysis [ Time Frame: Initial clinic visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]This research study consists of a single clinic visit. After study subjects have completed the informed consent process and are determined to meet study eligibility, a blood sample will be collected. Values from these lab samples will be compared between study arms.
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
|Study Start Date:||October 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Individuals with chronic Hepatitis C
In this study, we will measure vitamin D levels in patients with chronic Hepatitis C and healthy individuals. This study will be important to assess vitamin D inadequacy in patients with chronic Hepatitis C and healthy individuals in this area.
|Contact: Vicki Munson, RN||(605) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Jayden Portice||(605) email@example.com|
|United States, South Dakota|
|Avera Research Institute||Recruiting|
|Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105|
|Contact: Vicki Munson, RN 605-322-3087 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Hesham Elgouhari, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Hesham Elgouhari, MD||Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center|