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Cortisol Activity in Patients With Prader-Willi Syndrome and Healthy Controls

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00932932
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 27, 2011
Information provided by:
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to find out if people with Prader-Willi syndrome have a difference in the protein which changes inactive cortisone to the active stress hormone cortisol.

Condition or disease
Prader-Willi Syndrome

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 36 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: 11 Beta Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase 1 (11-beta HSD 1) Activity in Patients With Prader-Willi Syndrome and in Healthy Controls
Study Start Date : February 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2010

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PWS not receiving Growth Hormone
Control subjects healthy or obese
PWS subjects starting Growth Hormone

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Defined population

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Prader-Willi syndrome confirmed by molecular testing, ages 6 months to adult
  • Controls: Age-matched, sex-matched, developmentally normal, BMI-controlled healthy or obese subjects

Exclusion Criteria:

  • PWS subjects without molecular confirmation of the diagnosis
  • Subjects receiving glucocorticoid treatment within 3 months of evaluation
  • Subjects receiving growth hormone within one year prior to analysis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00932932

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
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Principal Investigator: Wayne Moore, MD Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
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Responsible Party: Jill Jacobson,MD, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Identifier: NCT00932932    
Other Study ID Numbers: 09 01-014
First Posted: July 7, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 27, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prader-Willi Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Intellectual Disability
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Abnormalities, Multiple
Congenital Abnormalities
Chromosome Disorders
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Nutrition Disorders