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The Effect of H. Pylori Infection on Iron Metabolism

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00202488
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 30, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) gastritis results in abnormal iron metabolism in patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA), and to determine if this is due to strain variations in the H. pylori organism.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Iron Deficiency Anemia Helicobacter Pylori Infection Drug: H. pylori treatment Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:
There is suggestive evidence that H. pylori gastritis (without peptic ulcer disease) is a cause of IDA. There have been individual case reports and case series describing patients with refractory IDA that resolved following successful H. pylori treatment. The effect of H. pylori on iron metabolism will be studied through specific aims: 1. To assess whether H. pylori results in abnormal oral iron absorption 2. To assess if differences in H. pylori strains are associated with iron deficiency due to: a. genetic differences in H. pylori strains or b. differences in the pattern of gastritis which could be due to host, bacterial or environmental factors 3. To assess if H. pylori infection results in storage of iron in the gastric mucosa and an elevated gastric iron concentration. The study will consist of three aspects: 1. Determining whether oral iron absorption is abnormal for H. pylori-positive IDA patients, and comparison of oral iron absorption for H. pylori positive and negative IDA patients. This will also include an experimental component in which oral iron absorption will be repeated after H. pylori treatment for H. pylori-infected IDA subjects (and after an equivalent time period for H. pylori negative controls to exclude changes in iron absorption that occur over time). 2. Comparison of H. pylori strain characteristics for IDA patients and non-anemic H. pylori-infected controls. Characterization of H. pylori strains will include: genetic analysis using a whole genome microarray technique that assesses the presence or absence of H. pylori genes, evaluation of expression of genes related to iron metabolism, and comparison of pattern of gastritis (pan gastritis vs. antrum-predominant). 3. Determination of whether H. pylori stores a significant quantity of iron in the gastric mucosa in vivo. This will be assessed by measuring the iron concentration in mucosal biopsy specimens and comparing results for H. pylori-infected IDA patients to H. pylori-uninfected IDA controls.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 39 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of H. Pylori Infection on Iron Metabolism
Study Start Date : November 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anemia Iron
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Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Difference in iron absorption (Cmax) for H. pylori infected and uninfected IDA patients.
  2. Change following H. pylori treatment in the iron absorption (Cmax) for H. pylori infected IDA patients.
  3. Difference in the presence of genes related to iron metabolism for H. pylori-infected IDA patients vs. non-anemic controls.
  4. Difference in gastritis pattern between H. pylori-infected IDA patients and non-anemic controls.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Difference in gastritis severity between H. pylori-infected IDA patients and non-anemic controls.
  2. Difference in gastric iron concentration.
  3. Change in Hct and ferritin values following treatment.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age > 18 years
  • iron deficiency anemia (IDA) defined as: Hgb < 14 g/L for men and 12 g/L for women, and a serum ferritin level less than 45 ug/L

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Obvious non-GI cause of blood loss
  • Chronic renal failure (BUN>60, Creatinine > 4)
  • Hemolytic anemia, thalassemia, aplastic anemia
  • Known alcoholism or cirrhosis of the liver
  • Regular use (>3x weekly) of NSAIDS
  • Prior gastric resection
  • Celiac disease
  • Known GI or hematologic malignancy
  • Known inflammatory bowel disease
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research
PriCara, Unit of Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
Eisai Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Kearney, MD University of Washington
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00202488     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-1807-B 03
RAB-EMR-420
First Posted: September 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008

Keywords provided by Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research:
anemia, iron-deficiency
Helicobacter pylori

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infection
Communicable Diseases
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Helicobacter Infections
Anemia, Hypochromic
Anemia
Hematologic Diseases
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections