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Vitamin D Levels in Children Undergoing Adenotonsillectomies and Controls

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2009 by University of Chicago.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: January 26, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2009
History: No changes posted
The investigators aim to evaluate the levels of serum Vitamin D in children having their tonsils removed and appropriate controls. The investigators hypothesize that children undergoing tonsil removal will have lower Vit D levels than accepted norms and when compared to controls. The investigators also hypothesize that Vitamin D deficiency will correlate with indicators of inflammation such as C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and tonsil size.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Vitamin D Levels in Children Undergoing Adenotonsillectomies and Controls

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Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Blood samples

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
children undergoing adenotonsillectomy
children undergoing elective procedures other than adenotonsillectomy


Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children age 1-12 years undergoing surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children age 1-12 undergoing adenotonsillectomy (active) or elective surgery such as hernia repair (control)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • children on systemic steroids or multivitamins containing vitamin D
  • control subjects with: a history of snoring, recurrent tonsillitis or score equal to or higher than 5 on the OSA questionnaire.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00829972

Contact: Rania Esteitie, MD 773-702-1502

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Principal Investigator: Fuad M Baroody, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: Fuad M Baroody, MD University of Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: Fuad Baroody, MD, Universikty of Chicago Identifier: NCT00829972     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 16687B
Study First Received: January 26, 2009
Last Updated: January 26, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pharyngeal Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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