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Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in HIV-Lipodystrophy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 8, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2008
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Hannover Medical School

Brief Summary:
The study aims to characterise the influence of the autonomic nervous system activity on the development of the lipodystrophy syndrome in HIV-infected patients by measuring heart rate variability and various metabolic pathways in HIV patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy.

Condition or disease
HIV Infections Lipodystrophy-Syndrome

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 54 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Autonomic Nervous System Activity in the Pathogenesis of the Lipodystrophy Syndrome in HIV-Infected Patients.
Study Start Date : March 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Serum and Plasma

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with confirmed HIV infection and no active opportunistic infection during the last 2 months.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-infection
  • Age above 18 years
  • No AIDS defining event during last 6 months
  • No infection during last 6 weeks
  • No concommitant drug interfering with insulin sensitivity and ANS-activity

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00149097

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Hannover Medical School
Hannover, Germany, 30625
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hannover Medical School
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Principal Investigator: Georg MN Behrens, MD Hannover Medical School

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Responsible Party: Prof. Georg Behrens, Hannover Medical School Identifier: NCT00149097     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ANS-M26
First Posted: September 8, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 12, 2008
Last Verified: May 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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HIV Infections
Pathologic Processes
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Skin Diseases, Metabolic
Skin Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases