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Osteoporosis in Children With ALL

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 29, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 6, 2007
Information provided by:
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Brief Summary:


Pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, treated with chronic glucocorticoids as a part of the leukemia treatment protocol, will have an increased incidence and severity of osteoporosis.

Condition or disease
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute, L1

Detailed Description:

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue. Osteoporosis is a devastating disorder with significant physical, psychosocial and financial consequences. Intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy have led to significant improvements in long term, disease-free survival of children with malignancies. Unfortunately, there are many deleterious side effects associated with this therapy. Little is known about the longitudinal changes in bone mass accumulation and bone metabolism in these patients.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the timing and severity of changes in bone mineral metabolism for children treated for childhood leukemia. Data will be used to establish treatment protocols with the goal of preventing severe fractures and pain in the acute treatment stage and severe osteoporosis and related pathology in the chronic stage.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Incidence of Osteoporosis in Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Undergoing Therapy
Study Start Date : March 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All pediatric patients with a new diagnosis of ALL between ages 4-18
  • Patients who are expected to receive glucocorticoids as part of the leukemia treatment protocol
  • Bone density measurements must be performed at the diagnosis visit or maximally within 48 hours after the first dose of glucocorticoids

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients under 4 years of age are excluded due to lack of age appropriate standards for bone mineral density
  • Glucocorticoid therapy of at least one month or longer within the six months prior to DX
  • History of connective tissue or musculoskeletal disorders
  • Biphosphonate therapy within the past 6 months
  • Acute renal failure
  • Serum creatinine equal to or higher than 4.5mg/dl
  • Positive serum pregnancy test in adolescent females

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00330538

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United States, Missouri
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
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Principal Investigator: Jadranka Popovic, MD Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00330538    
Other Study ID Numbers: 03 08-085
First Posted: May 29, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 6, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007
Keywords provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:
Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases