Biomarker in Lung Diseases

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2009 by Heidelberg University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 6, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 14, 2009
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Heidelberg University

Brief Summary:

Disease related biomarkers have been established decades ago, e.g. blood glucose for diabetes diagnosis and management. Their discovery has grown dramatically during the past decade and they have the potential to lead the physician in diagnosis -especially differential diagnosis - and therapy.

However, a specific serum-biomarker in lung diseases has not been established. Aim of the current study is to to measure lung specific proteins in the serum in patients with various lung diseases and to correlate those with disease severity, lung function and other laboratory results

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Lung Diseases Other: biomarker

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Feasibility Study on Establishing Biomarkers in Lung Diseases
Study Start Date : October 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Diseases

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
lung disease
patients with various chronic or acute lung diseases
Other: biomarker
measuring serum-biomarkers

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Serum biomarker expression [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Serum (blood)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with acute or chronic lung diseases

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age >= 18
  • acute or chronic lung disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • HIV
  • lactation or gestation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00989846

Contact: Michael Kreuter, MD 49 / 6221 / 396 ext 1201

Thoraxklinik Heidelberg, Dept. of Pneumology and Respiratory Critical care Recruiting
Heidelberg, Germany, 69126
Contact: Michael Kreuter, MD    49 / 6221 / 396 ext 1201   
Principal Investigator: Michael Kreuter, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heidelberg University
Principal Investigator: Michael Kreuter, MD Thoraxklinik Heidelberg, Germany
Study Director: Felix JF Herth, MD Thoraxklinik Heidelberg Germany

Responsible Party: Dr. Michael Kreuter, Thoraxklinik Heidelberg Identifier: NCT00989846     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MK02
First Posted: October 6, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Keywords provided by Heidelberg University:
lung disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases