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Hemochromatosis and Iron Overload Screening Study (HEIRS)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: April 13, 2016
Last verified: April 2009
To determine the prevalence, genetic and environmental determinants, and potential clinical, personal, and societal impact of iron overload and hereditary hemochromatosis, in a multi-center, multiethnic, primary care-based sample of 100,000 adults. The study is conducted by the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications of the NHLBI, the Division of Blood Diseases and Resources of the NHLBI, and the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program of the NHGRI.

Blood Disease Hemochromatosis Iron Overload

Study Type: Observational

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: January 2000
Study Completion Date: January 2006
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005541

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Ronald Acton University of Alabama at Birmingham
OverallOfficial: Paul Adams London Health Sciences Centre
OverallOfficial: John Eckfeldt University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
OverallOfficial: Victor Gordeuk Howard University
OverallOfficial: Emily Harris Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
OverallOfficial: Christine McLaren University of California
OverallOfficial: David Reboussin Wake Forest University
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Study Data/Documents: Individual Participant Data Set  This link exits the site
Identifier: HEIRS
NHLBI provides controlled access to IPD through BioLINCC. Access requires registration, evidence of local IRB approval or certification of exemption from IRB review, and completion of a data use agreement. Identifier: NCT00005541     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5083
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: April 13, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Iron Overload
Hematologic Diseases
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Metal Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn processed this record on September 21, 2017