Cortisol Levels on Menopausal Symptoms - Ancillary (Addendum) Study to Protocol 16997
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00950781|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 21, 2017
This is an ancillary study to Protocol 16997 to examine the stress hormone level in women with menopausal symptoms. This ancillary project will collect additional data from the 45 subjects enrolled in Protocol 16997 (no subjects have enrolled in Protocol 16997 so far). This study protocol differs from the main protocol (16997) because it will include an ACTH (Hormone) Stimulation Test which will assess the functioning of stress response in the subjects at entry and exit.
Subjects will undergo the ACTH test for this ancillary protocol in the morning when they complete 24-hour urine collection for Protocol 16997. The ACTH (Hormone) Stimulation Test will not be done in the main protocol 16997. During the ACTH test an IV will be placed in subjects arms, 25mL of blood will be drawn at -30 minutes and 6mL of blood will be drawn at -15 minutes and 0 minutes respectively. Following, 0.25mg of ACTH will be injected intravenous over 60 seconds, and a final 12mL of blood will be drawn 60 minutes later. That is, a total of 50mL of blood will be drawn to test serum blood hormone levels from the subjects during the ACTH (Hormone) Stimulation Test.
The 24 hour cortisol data collected in the main protocol 16997 will be used for this study analysis.
When subjects are consented for Protocol 16997, they will also be consented for this ancillary study. In addition to the consent visit, subjects will have two study specific visits (entry and exit) for this ancillary study. The PI will schedule the specific visits for this study to be in conjunction with those scheduled for Protocol 16997.
There is no collaborations with other sites in the ancillary study.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||45 participants|
|Official Title:||Cortisol Levels on Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms - an Ancillary (Addendum) Study to the "Impact of Traditional Acupuncture on Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms, Psychological Stress and the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) - Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) Axis: A Randomized, Controlled Trial"|
|Study Start Date :||January 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2010|
During the ACTH test an IV will be placed in subjects arms, 25mL of blood will be drawn at -30 minutes and 6mL of blood will be drawn at -15 minutes and 0 minutes respectively. Following, 0.25mg of ACTH will be injected intravenous over 60 seconds, and a final 12mL of blood will be drawn 60 minutes later. That is, a total of 50mL of blood will be drawn to test serum blood hormone levels from the subjects during the ACTH (Hormone) Stimulation Test.
- circulation at baseline and after acute ACTH stimulation [ Time Frame: 2 hours ]
- urine collection of menopausal women with VMS pre and post treatment [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00950781
|United States, California|
|Cedars-Sinai Women's Heart Center|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90048|
|Study Director:||C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD||Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|