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Osteoporosis in Children and Adults Following Liver Transplantation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2003 by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Identifier:
First received: January 16, 2001
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: December 2003
This pilot project aims to 1) estimate the prevalence of osteoporosis in adults having undergone liver transplantation in childhood, and 2) identify risk factors for osteoporosis in this group. We aim to study 40 individuals.

Osteoporosis Liver Transplantation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Osteoporosis in Children and Adults Following Liver Transplantation

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

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Detailed Description:
Background: Osteoporosis is defined as an absolute decrease in the amount of bone (volume and/or density). Chronic liver disease is associated with osteoporosis in both adults and children. Bone density is also decreased in the months immediately after liver transplantation, but improves to pretransplant values after 1 to 2 years. Immunosuppressive agents, most notably steroids, are a cause of osteoporosis. However, studies on adults have shown that bone densities afer transplantation continue to improve within the normal range for healthy adults. In the case of children, bone accretion is necessary for growth. Chronic liver disease and transplantation in childhood will have an adverse effect on bone metabolism and the outcome in terms of bone density after the growth period cannot be predicted on individuals transplanted as adults or other transplant groups.

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • Liver transplantation in childhood or young adulthood
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00008788

United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00008788     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCRR-M01RR00400-0664
Study First Received: January 16, 2001
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

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