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Phase III Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Dehydroepiandrosterone Replacement for Primary Adrenal Insufficiency

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00004313
First Posted: October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Collaborator:
University of California, Los Angeles
Information provided by:
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)
  Purpose

OBJECTIVES:

I. Determine the efficacy of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), an androgen replacement hormone, for patients with primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease).


Condition Intervention Phase
Addison's Disease Drug: dehydroepiandrosterone Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: August 1995
Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind study. Patients are stratified by age.

Patients are randomly assigned to androgen replacement therapy with daily dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) or placebo for 6 months. All patients may receive 6 additional months of DHEA following randomized therapy.

Women on hormonal replacement therapy may receive concurrent conjugated estrogens or oral medroxyprogesterone.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA:

--Disease Characteristics-- Primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease) Serum dehydroepiandrosterone less than 0.5 nmol/L --Prior/Concurrent Therapy-- No concurrent investigational drug Stable glucocorticoid/mineralocorticoid dose over past year required --Patient Characteristics-- Hepatic: No hepatic disease Cardiovascular: No vascular disease No thrombotic disorder No angina No elevated blood pressure on 2 readings taken 15 minutes apart in 1 visit, i.e.: Systolic greater than 165 mm Hg OR Diastolic greater than 95 mm Hg Other: No clinically significant medical abnormality No gallbladder disease No malignancy No estrogen- or androgen-dependent neoplasia Benign prostatic hyperplasia eligible No other endocrine disease Controlled thyroid disease with normal thyroid-stimulating hormone eligible Mammogram required within 1 year prior to entry for women aged 40 and over No clinically significant abnormality No undiagnosed vaginal or uterine bleeding within 6 months prior to entry Pap smear required within 1 year prior to entry No dysplasia (squamous intraepithelial lesion low-grade or higher)

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00004313


Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
University of California, Los Angeles
Investigators
Study Chair: Samuel S. C. Yen University of California, Los Angeles
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004313     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/11822
UCSD-1062
First Submitted: October 18, 1999
First Posted: October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: January 2000

Keywords provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):
Addison's disease
endocrine disorders
rare disease
primary adrenal insufficiency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adrenal Insufficiency
Addison Disease
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Dehydroepiandrosterone
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs