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Cardiovascular Risk Factors and LCH in Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00483925
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2007 by Laikon General District Hospital, Athens.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 8, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 8, 2007
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Laikon General District Hospital, Athens

Brief Summary:

Langerhans-cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease with features of chronic inflammation and hypopituitarism, conditions associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Objective: To investigate glucose and lipid metabolism, insulin resistance, structural arterial and functional endothelial properties in patients with multisystem LCH in a prospective, observational study.

Interventions:Cardiovascular risk factors: arterial blood pressure, lipid profile, mathematical indices of insulin resistance (IR), intima media thickness, brachial artery flow mediated dilatation, dynamic indices of IR, pituitary function and C-reactive protein will be estimated in patients with LCH and in a control group matched for gender, age, BMI and smoking habits.


Condition or disease
Histiocytosis, Langerhans-Cell

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Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN ADULT PATIENTS WITH MULTISYSTEM LANGERHANS-CELL HISTIOCYTOSIS: EVIDENCE OF GLUCOSE METABOLISM ABNORMALITIES
Study Start Date : September 2005






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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnostic criteria for “definitive diagnosis” of LCH

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not participate in strenuous physical activities, on a balanced isocaloric diet for at least 4 weeks prior to the study

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Contacts
Contact: Gregory Kaltsas, MD, FRCP 00302107462657 gkaltsas@endo.gr

Locations
Greece
Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pathophysiology, Laiko University Hospital, Recruiting
Athens, Greece, 11527
Contact: Gregory Kaltsas, MD, FRCP         
Principal Investigator: Krystallenia I Alexandraki, MD, MSc, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Laikon General District Hospital, Athens
Investigators
Study Director: Gregory Kaltsas, MD, FRCP Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pathophysiology, Laiko University Hospital

Publications of Results:
Other Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00483925     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ES 511
First Posted: June 8, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007

Keywords provided by Laikon General District Hospital, Athens:
Langerhans cell histiocytosis
flow mediated dilatation
intima media thickness
insulin resistance
hypopituitarism
glucose and lipid metabolism,
structural arterial and functional endothelial properties in patients with multisystem LCH

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Histiocytosis
Histiocytosis, Langerhans-Cell
Lymphatic Diseases
Lung Diseases, Interstitial
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases