Endocrine and Nutritional Assessment in B Thalassemia Major

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Koren Ariel, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 4, 2007
Last updated: August 30, 2015
Last verified: August 2015

B Thalassemia patients developed short stature and low weight in spite no evident endocrine abnormalities. One hypothesis is that they developed some degree of malnutrition,then the purpose of this study is to assess the nutritional status before nutritional intervention and after one year. Siblings of the patients will serve as a control group.

BMI, lipid and endocrine profile and leptin levels will be analysed in the study group only.

Condition Intervention
Other: Nutritional recommendations

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Endocrine and Nutritional Assessment in B Thalassemia Major - A Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • BMI [ Time Frame: 1 year study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 133
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Thalassemia Mayor Patients
Other: Nutritional recommendations
Nutritional status assessment including complete endocrine and lipid laboratory profile and after one year of nutritional follow up a secondary assessment will be done

Detailed Description:

The nutritionist will advice the patients about calories requirement and intake, balance diet and follow up the patients during the study period of one year. No special medicaments or drug therapy will be provided as part of the study protocol


Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients above age 5 ys treated in the clinic.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00456690

Pediatric Hematology Unit - HaEmek Medical Center
Afula, Israel, 18101
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Principal Investigator: Carina Levin, MD Pediatric Hematology Unit, Ha'Emek Medical Center
Study Director: Ariel Koren, MD Pediatric Hematology Unit - Ha'Emek Medical Center
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Dr Koren Ariel, Head of Pediatric Hematology Unit and Pediatric Dpt B, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00456690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5190906/2.EMC
Study First Received: April 4, 2007
Last Updated: August 30, 2015
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia, Hemolytic
Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Hematologic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 07, 2015