Inflammation in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD_CYTO)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2006 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier:
First received: October 22, 2006
Last updated: June 18, 2007
Last verified: August 2006
The aim of this study is to investigate the inflammatory response in children with this disorder.

Condition Intervention
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Procedure: Blood drawing

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Inflammation in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: September 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2007
Detailed Description:

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent childhood neuropsychiatric disorder, characterized by age-inappropriate and impairing levels of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Approximately 5-10% of school-age children are affected by ADHD, and in many cases, symptoms persist into adolescence and adulthood.

Cytokines are key mediators of immune function and can be either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Recently few studies have suggested involvement of cytokine pathways in subjects with ADHD.

Polymorphism of IL-1 receptors antagonists' alleles have been suggested in families and subjects suffering from ADHD. Moreover, a new variant of inflammatory bowel disease, another immunological based disease, was recently suggested in children with ADHD and other developmental disorders. There are no other published reports on cytokine production in children who suffer from ADHD.


Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 13 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. A defined condition of ADHD according to TOVA test (TOVA score > (-1.8), Connor's questionnaire (Connor's score > 15 points) and Achenbach's questionnaire;
  2. A consent form signed by parents or legal guardianships;

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. A history of any other neurological or major psychiatric disorder or other significant medical problems;
  2. No current medications;
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00391495

Contact: Nachum Vaisman, Prof. (MD) 972-3-6974807

The Unit of Clinical Nutrition Not yet recruiting
Tel Aviv, Israel
Contact: Nachum Vaisman, Prof.    +972-524-266-596   
Principal Investigator: Nachum Vaisman, Prof.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Nachum Vaisman, Prof. (MD) Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00391495     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-06-NV-246-CTIL 
Study First Received: October 22, 2006
Last Updated: June 18, 2007
Health Authority: Israel: Ethics Commission

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Mental Disorders
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
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