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Osteoarthritis and Body Composition: Evaluation of Systematic Mediators

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by:
National Institute on Aging (NIA) Identifier:
First received: October 9, 2008
Last updated: June 5, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between body composition and knee osteoarthritis, and effects of inflammatory, metabolic, and hormonal factors.

Knee Osteoarthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Osteoarthritis and Body Composition: Evaluation of Systematic Mediators

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Aging (NIA):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in inflammatory marker c-reactive protein [ Time Frame: 3 to 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in other biomarkers: inflammatory, metabolic, bone, and joint [ Time Frame: 3 to 5 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Banked serum and urine samples

Enrollment: 1033
Study Start Date: January 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Banked serum and urine specimens obtained from NIA Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging (BLSA) participants with and without knee OA will be used to determine inflammatory, metabolic, bone and joint biomarkers in an observational, case-control study. This study will be limited to BLSA data and samples that have already been acquired and stored.

The specific aims of this study are to:

  1. Examine the association between prevalent radiographic osteoarthritis (OA), concurrently obtained inflammatory and metabolic mediator levels and change in bone density and bone markers over time subsequent to radiographic classification.
  2. Determine levels of inflammatory, metabolic and bone markers, and body composition when radiographic OA was absent, and examine their relationship to the development of radiographic knee OA.

Adjustments will be made for age, gender, body mass index and level of physical activity.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants of the BLSA who have had 1 or more DXA scans AND who were either classified as having radiographic knee OA (Kellgren & Lawrence 2 or higher) or as having no radiographic knee OA on two or more xrays (KL 0-1)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diagnosis of malignancy
  • Reported use of prednisone and other immunosuppressive medications or insulin
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00771082

United States, Maryland
National Institute on Aging
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21225
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Principal Investigator: Shari Ling, MD National Institute on Aging (NIA)