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Oestrogen Withdrawal in Hypopituitary Women

This study has been completed.
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University of Aarhus Identifier:
First received: December 11, 2007
Last updated: December 12, 2007
Last verified: December 2007
By exploring hormonal status in hypopituitary women during oestrogen treatment and without estrogen substitution the influence on sexhormones and organ function is estimated.

Condition Intervention
Hypopituitarism Drug: oestrogen

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Oestrogen Withdrawal in Hypopituitary Women

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • androgens, IGF-I, body composition, liver enzymes, [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Grehlin, adiponection, leptin [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: January 2001
Study Completion Date: February 2002
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 1
No oestrogen treatment
Drug: oestrogen
Cyclic oestrogen substitution therapy
Experimental: 2
Oestrogen treatment
Drug: oestrogen
Cyclic oestrogen substitution therapy

Detailed Description:
38 hypopituitary women were examinined twice. During oestrogen treatment and after 1 month estrogen withdrawal. A control group of healthy women were examined once.Antropometric data and hormonal parameters were collected.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hypopituitarism
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00572390

Århus Universityhospital
Århus, Denmark, dk-8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Principal Investigator: Jens J Christiansen, PhD Århus Universityhospital
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jens Sandahl Christiansen, Århus universityhospital Identifier: NCT00572390     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: oestrogen withdrawal
Study First Received: December 11, 2007
Last Updated: December 12, 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pituitary Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on September 19, 2017