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Genetic Examination of Patients With Primary Multiple Hernia

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 October 2010 by Herlev Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 17, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2010
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Information provided by:
Herlev Hospital

The investigators are performing a genetic study of patients with multiple hernias (at least 3 primary hernias) versus a healthy control group. This genetic information is compared with circulating and subcutaneously biomarkers such as matrix-metalloproteinases (MMP's).

The hypothesis is that patients with multiple hernias have different expression of specific genes compared to the healthy control group.

Multiple Hernia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Genetic Differences Between Patients With Multiple Hernia and a Healthy Control Group

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Herlev Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Genetic expression of relevant genes between the groups [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Amount of serological biomarkers (MMP's) correlated to gene expression [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Multiple hernia
Patients with more than 3 primary hernias
Control group
Patients without hernias

Detailed Description:

Other examinations performed on the patients enrolled in this study:

  • Ultrasound (US) examination of the abdominal aorta to discover possible abdominal aortic aneurysms.
  • Beightons score to evaluate the degree of joint hypermobility.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Danish citizens. Data have been retracted from The Danish Hernia Database.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with minimum 3 primary hernias

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients under 18 years
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00979095

Jacob Rosenberg Recruiting
Herlev Hospital, Herev, Denmark, 2730
Contact: Jakob Burcharth, MD    44884488 ext 89434    jakobburcharth@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Jakob Burcharth, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Herlev Hospital
Study Director: Jacob Rosenberg, Prof. MD Herlev Hospital
Principal Investigator: Jakob Burcharth, MD Herlev Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jakob Burcharth, MD., Herlev Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00979095     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-D-2008-126
First Submitted: September 15, 2009
First Posted: September 17, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2010
Last Verified: October 2010

Keywords provided by Herlev Hospital:
multiple hernia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical