Gastrointestinal Evaluation in Young Men With Iron Deficiency Anemia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2007 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00498511
First received: July 8, 2007
Last updated: July 12, 2007
Last verified: June 2007

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Gastrointestinal Evaluation in Young Men With Iron Deficiency Anemia
Prospective Evaluation of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Young Men With Iron Deficiency Anemia

Both upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy are recommended in men and post-menopausal women with iron deficiency anemia. Due to lack of data on the yield of these endoscopies in young men, they are currently investigated as older men. The aim of this study is to evaluate prospectively the prevalence of various gastrointestinal lesions in young men with iron deficiency anemia. Our hypothesis is that the diagnostic yield of colonoscopy in young anemic men without gastrointestinal symptoms is very low, especially if a potential lesion is detected during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Therefore, this study will try to identify predicting factors regarding the yield of both endoscopies. Another purpose is to evaluate the outcome of patients with negative endoscopic results, during a follow-up of two years.

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Observational
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
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Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Procedure: upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men < 40 years old of age with iron deficiency.
  • hemoglobin level less than 13 gr/dl documented during the 2 years prior to entering the study with one of the following: 1) iron level less than 45 μg /dl and transferrin saturation less than 10%; 2) ferritin level less than 20 μg/L (both documented during the 4 months prior to entering the study).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previously diagnosed disease that explain iron deficiency anemia
  • Colonoscopy performed during the last 4 years
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy performed during the last 2 years
Male
18 Years to 40 Years
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Contact: Alain Nimrod Kimchi, M.D. 972-08-9779722 nimrodk@asaf.health.gov.il
Contact: Efrat Broide, M.D. 972-08-9779793 efibroide@yahoo.com
Israel
 
NCT00498511
64/07
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Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Alain Nimrod Kimchi, M.D. Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center, 70300 Zerifin, Israel
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
June 2007

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