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A Test of Iron Malabsorption in Patients With Iron Deficiency Anemia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: November 13, 2006
Last updated: March 17, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
The objective of the study is to develop a simple, noninvasive test for evaluation of iron absorption as a tool to determine the cause of iron deficiency anemia. Healthy, premenopausal women with iron deficiency with or without anemia will be recruited for the study. Participants will, over the course of two months, ingest an iron solution three times; after each iron ingestion, participants will collect their stool and bring it to the study investigators for assessment of iron content.

Condition Intervention Phase
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Drug: stable isotope of iron, dysprosium
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • initial mucosal uptake of iron
  • intra- and inter-individual variability
  • red cell incorporation of iron

Estimated Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: August 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ferritin <40

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant,
  • post-partum,
  • s/p GIT surgery,
  • known malabsorption,
  • coeliac disease,
  • Helicobacter pylori
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00399191

United States, Texas
UT Southwestern
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Principal Investigator: Morteza Janghorbani, PhD BioChemAnalysis Corp.
  More Information Identifier: NCT00399191     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R43 DK64495 (completed)
Study First Received: November 13, 2006
Last Updated: March 17, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):
iron deficiency anemia
iron deficiency
iron absorption
iron uptake

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Deficiency Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Anemia, Hypochromic
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Trace Elements
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 25, 2017