Bone Density and Serum Testosterone in Male Methadone Maintained Patients
This is a pilot study designed to answer the question " Do men who are receiving methadone maintenance therapy have lower spinal bone densities compared with age-matched controls who are not receiving methadone therapy?"
The primary aim is to assess whether the mean or median spinal dual-ray energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan results are different between these two groups of male patients. Primary measurements include: spinal bone densitometry by DEXA scan.
The secondary aim is to examine the role of sex steroids in men receiving methadone maintenance therapy and their association with spinal bone density and sexual dysfunction. Secondary measurements include: serum testosterone, estradiol, lutenizing hormone, albumin, sex hormone binding globulin and Vitamin D levels; age; Brief Sexual Function Inventory; Dietary, smoking/alcohol use and physical activity; Medical history, surgical and medication use; length of time using illicit opiates and time on methadone maintenance therapy.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Bone Density and Serum Testosterone in Male Methadone Maintained Patients|
|Study Start Date:||April 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2007|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00170339
|United States, Minnesota|
|Hennepin Faculty Associates/ Hennepin County Medical Center|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55415|
|Principal Investigator:||Kathleen M Wesa, M.D.||Hennepin Faculty Associates/ Hennepin County Medical Center|