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Phase II Randomized Study of Leuprolide Vs Oral Contraceptive Therapy Vs Leuprolide and Oral Contraceptive Therapy for Ovarian Hyperandrogenism

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004763
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2000
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Baylor College of Medicine
Information provided by:
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)

Brief Summary:


I. Evaluate the beneficial effects of leuprolide depot, oral contraceptive therapy, and leuprolide/oral contraceptive therapy in the management of patients with ovarian hyperandrogenism.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hyperandrogenism Drug: leuprolide Drug: Ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone Phase 2

Detailed Description:
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are randomly assigned to a 6-month course of leuprolide versus ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone (Ovcon 35) versus leuprolide plus Ovcon 35. Leuprolide is administered intramuscularly in depot form every 28 days.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 1993

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


Disease Characteristics

  • Ovarian hyperandrogenism with Lorenzo hirsutism score 7 to 20, with or without severe acne
  • Serum hormone levels: Follicle-stimulating hormone no greater than 40 mIU/mL Luteinizing hormone no greater than 40 mIU/mL Testosterone 60 to 200 ng/dL Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate no greater than 430 micrograms/dL 17-hydroxyprogesterone no greater than 3.3 ng/mL in follicular phase Prolactin no greater than 18 ng/dL
  • No adrenal or ovarian tumors

Prior/Concurrent Therapy

  • At least 6 months since exogenous steroids At least 48 hours since drugs other than acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and aspirin

Patient Characteristics

  • No malignancy, including the following carcinomas: Breast Cervix Ovary Uterus No other serious illness No cigarette smokers No nursing women No pregnancy within 6 months prior to entry

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00004763

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Baylor College of Medicine
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Study Chair: Karen E. Elkind-Hirsch Baylor College of Medicine
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004763    
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/11717
First Posted: February 25, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: December 2001
Keywords provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):
endocrine disorders
rare disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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46, XX Disorders of Sex Development
Disorders of Sex Development
Urogenital Abnormalities
Female Urogenital Diseases
Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications
Urogenital Diseases
Adrenogenital Syndrome
Male Urogenital Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases
Ethinyl Estradiol
Norethindrone Acetate
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Contraceptive Agents, Hormonal
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Fertility Agents, Female
Fertility Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents