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Cardiovascular Risk in Growth Hormone Deficient Young Adult Males After Completing Growth Hormone Therapy

This study has been completed.
Genentech, Inc.
Information provided by:
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City Identifier:
First received: July 3, 2008
Last updated: February 9, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
The purpose of this study is to compare the cardiovascular risks of growth hormone deficient young adult males who have completed growth hormone therapy to healthy young adult males.

Growth Hormone Deficiency

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Cardiovascular Risk in Growth Hormone Deficient Young Adult Males After Completing Growth Hormone Therapy.

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Further study details as provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Compare carotid artery intima medial thickness [ Time Frame: During study visit ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Compare metabolic parameters and body composition measurements [ Time Frame: During study visit ]

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
18-25 year old males, growth hormone deficient, who completed growth hormone treatment 3-5 years prior to enrollment in study
18-25 year old males, healthy, never treated with growth hormones.

Detailed Description:

Adults with growth hormone deficiency are at risk for cardiovascular disease. What age this begins is not known.

The objectives of this study are to compare the following measurements between growth hormone deficient young males 3-7 years post completion of growth hormone treatment and age related healthy controls:

  1. Carotid artery imaging
  2. Metabolic and cardiac parameters
  3. Body composition measurements

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Endocrine clinic and community sample

Growth Hormone Deficient Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males, 18-25 years old
  • Completed growth hormone therapy approximately 3-5 years prior to study enrollment
  • History of multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies or growth hormone stimulation test <7 at initiation of growth hormone therapy

Healthy Control Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males, 18-25 years old
  • No confirmed endocrine diagnosis including Diabetes and thyroid disorders
  • BMI - z-score within 2 SD of mean

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known risk factors for cardiovascular disease (eg tobacco use, hypertension, diabetes)
  • Family history of early cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction or stroke <55years of age) in first degree family members
  • Any implanted device
  • Medication known to interfere with glucose or lipid metabolism or to influence blood pressure
  • Chronic organ illness (eg severe asthma, hepatic or nephritic conditions)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00711061

United States, Missouri
Childrens Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Genentech, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Carol Huseman, MD Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
  More Information

Responsible Party: Carol Huseman, MD, Children's Mercy Hospital Identifier: NCT00711061     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-07-119E
Study First Received: July 3, 2008
Last Updated: February 9, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dwarfism, Pituitary
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Pituitary Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
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