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Manhattan HIV/Hepatology Brain Bank

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Identifier:
First received: March 7, 2006
Last updated: March 16, 2016
Last verified: March 2016

Description: The Manhattan HIV/Hepatology Brain Bank (MHBB) was established in 1998 as a resource for the AIDS research community. The MHBB was created to act as a center for the provision of pre- and post-mortem tissues and body fluids from HIV infected persons. It has recently expanded its goals to assist in the elucidation of liver disease-induced nervous system disorders.

The MHBB is dedicated to improving the understanding of HIV and Hepatitis C and thereby, improving the lives of patients living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C.

Participation is voluntary and can be stopped at any time.

Benefits: This is an observational study; no experimental procedures, devices or drugs are used. All enrolled patients undergo regular examinations by physicians, nurses, and neuropsychologists who specialize in the problems that HIV and HCV can cause.

Taking part in this study may result in the detection of brain, muscle, or spinal cord disease for which treatments may be available. Participants may receive no direct benefit from this study. However, knowledge gained from this research may, in the future, help others who suffer from HIV/AIDS and/or liver disease.

Participants agree to autopsy and organ donation upon demise by signing an Anatomical Gift Consent document.

HIV Hepatitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Manhattan HIV/Hepatology Brain Bank

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Further study details as provided by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Viral Load blood level [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Plasma viral load level

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • CD4 cell blood level [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
plasma and serum blood

Enrollment: 187
Study Start Date: September 1998
Study Completion Date: June 2002
Primary Completion Date: June 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with HIV infection with advanced disease who display signs of distal sensory polyneuropathy, and who consent to postmortem organ donation.

Inclusion Criteria:

CD4 < 50 on two occasions >12 weeks apart. Hemoglobin <10 G/dL. Albumin <3.2 G/dL.

CMV end-organ disease Disseminated MAC PML AIDS Dementia Complex Wasting (>30% of lean body mass)

Visceral Kaposi's sarcoma Lymphoma-systemic of CNS

CHF Major systemic illness with poor prognosis (as determined by primary physician).

Exclusion Criteria:

- <18 years old Not willing to sign an Anatomical Gift Consent for autopsy and organ donation upon demise.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00300209

United States, New York
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Susan Morgello, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  More Information

Responsible Party: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Identifier: NCT00300209     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GCO 98-0477
R24MH059724 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: March 7, 2006
Last Updated: March 16, 2016 processed this record on September 21, 2017