Altered Calcium and Vitamin D in PMDD or Severe PMS

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 20, 2000
Last Update Posted : March 2, 2010
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Brief Summary:
Osteoporosis has become one of the most widely recognized disorders of our times affecting an estimated 25 million women in this country. Recent evidence has suggested that premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is associated with a calcium deficiency state and bone loss. This may place premenopausal women at greater risk for osteoporosis. An entity such as PMS may be an important physiological marker of a calcium disturbance. The purpose of this investigation is to understand more completely the extent to which calcium balance is disturbed in severe PMS or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) by utilizing new tools to assess calcium and bone turnover. The long term objective is to elucidate the pathophysiology of PMDD or severe PMS as it relates to calcium hormones and bone markers. The experimental design involves the comparison between women witn severe PMS and asymptomatic controls.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Premenstrual Syndrome Procedure: Measures of calcium and bone turnover Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Altered Calcium And Vitamin D Metabolism in PMDD
Study Start Date : May 2000
Study Completion Date : October 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medical history of severe PMS for the PMS group
  • No medical history of PMS for the control group
  • Prospective 2 month documentation of moderate to severe symptoms for the PMS group
  • Prospective 2 month documentation of absent symptoms for the control group
  • General good health
  • Regular menstrual cycles
  • No history of metabolic bone disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Amenorrhea
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Malabsorption
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Erosive gastrointestinal disease
  • Gastrectomy
  • Malignancy
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Use of suppressive doses of thyroxine
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Use of glucocorticoids or anticonvulsants
  • Use of diuretics
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Pregnancy or perimenopause or menopause
  • Mental retardation
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Significant gynecologic abnormality
  • Use of birth control pills

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00005119

United States, New York
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital
New York, New York, United States, 10019
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Susan Thys-Jacobs, MD St.Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital- Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Publications: Identifier: NCT00005119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STHYS-JACOBS (completed)
First Posted: April 20, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2010
Last Verified: March 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Severe Premenstrual Syndrome
Calcium metabolism
Vitamin D
Bone Markers
Menstrual Cycle

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premenstrual Syndrome
Menstruation Disturbances
Pathologic Processes
Vitamin D
Calcium, Dietary
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents