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Study of Low Bone Mass in Premenopausal or Perimenopausal Women

This study has been completed.
Columbia University
Information provided by:
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Identifier:
First received: April 6, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: December 2003


I. Determine the possible causes of bone loss in premenopausal or perimenopausal women.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Screening

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):

Study Start Date: February 1998
Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Patients undergo physical examination and complete history with emphasis on risk factors for osteoporosis and screening for occult secondary causes of osteoporosis through blood serum and 24 hour urine collection.

Patients with more than 6 months since prior bone mineral density measurements or who did not receive measurements at participating center, undergo dual energy x-ray absorptiometry over 30 minutes for bone mineral density measurements.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 54 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics--

  • Low bone mass (T score less than -2.0) with no secondary cause on routine exam
  • Premenopausal


  • Perimenopausal

--Prior/Concurrent Therapy--

  • Chemotherapy: No prior or concurrent chemotherapeutic agents
  • Endocrine therapy: No prior or concurrent glucocorticoids or suppressive doses of thyroid hormone
  • Other: No prior or concurrent anticonvulsants

--Patient Characteristics--

  • Hematopoietic: No multiple myeloma
  • Other: No hyperparathyroidism No thyrotoxicosis No anorexia nervosa No Paget's disease of bone No rheumatoid arthritis No Cushing's syndrome No malabsorption syndrome No type I diabetes mellitus
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005101

United States, New York
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Columbia University
Study Chair: Elizabeth Shane Columbia University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00005101     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCRR-M01RR00645-2738
Study First Received: April 6, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):
disease-related problem/condition
rare disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017