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Metabolic Syndrome in Bone Marrow Transplant Survivors

This study has been terminated.
(Principal Investigator left the institution)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nationwide Children's Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2009
Last updated: May 14, 2015
Last verified: May 2015

Life for long-term bone marrow transplant patients is complicated by endocrine late effects including growth hormone (GH) deficiency, thyroid hormone deficiency and sex steroid deficiency. Recently, studies have also identified problems with metabolic syndrome in adult bone marrow transplant (BMT) survivors. Metabolic syndrome has been identified as a constellation of insulin resistance, truncal obesity and high lipid levels (dyslipidemia) and is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Thus the early identification of metabolic syndrome is important. To date, studies have not identified how young an age metabolic syndrome begins in BMT survivors.

The investigators' study will consist of two aims:

  1. Evaluation of children who have survived BMT for growth hormone deficiency, abnormal lipid metabolism, hypothyroidism and gonadal dysgenesis. The investigators will utilize growth hormone stimulation testing, sex steroid levels, an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and fasting lipid profile to evaluate for concomitant endocrinopathy, prediabetes and impaired glucose tolerance in a cohort of BMT survivors.
  2. Cross-sectional study of peripheral and hepatic insulin sensitivity in children surviving BMT using a hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp and the stable isotope 6,6 [2H2] glucose. These aims will provide pilot data to power the first definitive study of insulin resistance in childhood BMT survivors.

Condition Intervention
Metabolic Syndrome Other: Diagnostic exams

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Metabolic Syndrome in Bone Marrow Transplant Survivors

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Further study details as provided by Nationwide Children's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • This information will be used to conduct a power analysis (Norton Power Software or NQuery Advisor) for design of a larger study. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
BMT survivors
Diagnostic exams
Other: Diagnostic exams
Growth hormone stimulation testing, oral glucose tolerance test, hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp

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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 23 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • One year post BMT in autogenic transplanted patients and two years from BMT in allogenic transplanted patients
  • The participants may be from any ethnic group and of either gender
  • Free of the following chronic medical illness (diseases possibly associated with glucose intolerance or altered insulin sensitivity): type 1 DM, HIV, chronic liver disease, cystic fibrosis, chronic renal failure, known genetic syndrome.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • On-going graft vs. host disease
  • Use of Megace® or another progestational agent
  • Use of anabolic steroids
  • Diagnosis of one of the chronic diseases listed above
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00855244

United States, Ohio
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Study Director: Amanda Termuhlen, MD Nationwide Children's Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nationwide Children's Hospital Identifier: NCT00855244     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB09-00023
Study First Received: March 3, 2009
Last Updated: May 14, 2015

Keywords provided by Nationwide Children's Hospital:
Bone marrow transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metabolic Syndrome X
Pathologic Processes
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on August 22, 2017