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Study of Prevalence and Clinical Phenotype in Patients With Glucocorticoid-Remediable Aldosteronism

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004354
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Information provided by:
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)

Brief Summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the prevalence of glucocorticoid-remediable aldosteronism (GRA) in various hypertensive populations and screen at risk members of GRA pedigrees.

II. Investigate other factors regulating blood pressure in GRA (environmental, genetically determined factors).

III. Investigate renal and hormonal mechanisms regulating potassium homeostasis in GRA.

IV. Describe clinical phenotype of GRA patients. V. Prospectively screen GRA-affected patients with MRI angiography for intracranial aneurysm.


Condition or disease
Hyperaldosteronism

Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE:

Patients are screened for high blood pressure, suppressed plasma renin activity level, and low potassium levels. Urine is collected for a 24 hour period. Blood specimen is collected for molecular biologic evaluation for the presence of the chimeric gene diagnostic of GRA. Any history of cardiovascular events is recorded.


Study Type : Observational
Primary Purpose: Screening
Study Start Date : June 1999

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA:

--Disease Characteristics-- Diagnosed glucocorticoid-remediable aldosteronism (GRA) with hypertension Hypokalemia is variably seen Blood pressure variably elevated Elevated level of aldosterone Low level of plasma renin activity


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Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Robert G. Dluhy Brigham and Women's Hospital

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004354     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/11917
BWH-91328603
First Posted: October 19, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: May 2002

Keywords provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):
endocrine disorders
genetic diseases and dysmorphic syndromes
hyperaldosteronism
rare disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hyperaldosteronism
Adrenocortical Hyperfunction
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases