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Sleep, Fatigue, and Dexamethosone in Children With Leukemia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00075101
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 5, 2004
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between dexamethosone (steroid) and children's sleep and fatigue.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leukemia Drug: Dexamethosone Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Approximately 134 children and adolescents will be enrolled. All children and adolescents will wear a wrist actigraph for two consecutive 5-day study periods. Children and adolescents will have blood drawn 2 times on Day 1 when they are on dexamethosone. Their parents will complete a sleep diary and fatigue questionnaire by telephone on Days 2 and 5 of both study periods.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 134 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Sleep, Fatigue, and Dexamethosone in Childhood Cancer
Study Start Date : September 2000
Primary Completion Date : September 2006
Study Completion Date : September 2006

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Fatigue Leukemia
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Study Cycle Drug: Dexamethosone
10 day study cycle: 5 day observation pre-steroid,5 day observation post-steroid
Other Name: Mestinon

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fatigue and sleep quality changes [ Time Frame: 10 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pharmacogenetics with dextamethasone use [ Time Frame: 5 days ]
  2. Pharmacokinetics with dextamethasone use [ Time Frame: 5 days ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Children and adolescents with Leukemia, both genders
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00075101

United States, Tennessee
St. Jude Children Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Principal Investigator: Pamela S Hinds, PhD St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
More Information

Responsible Party: Pamela S. Hinds, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00075101     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R01NR007610-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: January 5, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR):
Drug Adverse Effect
Pediatric Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Signs and Symptoms