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Tissue Donation for Myoblast Culture

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Felicia Lane, University of California, Irvine Identifier:
First received: May 6, 2010
Last updated: July 18, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
Analyze human skeletal muscle and learn more about the ability of adult muscle to produce myoblasts (young muscle cells).

Condition Intervention
Observe in Vitro Characteristics of Muscle Tissue Elective Obstetric or Gynecologic Surgery Other: Tissue Donation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Tissue Donation for Myoblast Culture

Further study details as provided by Felicia Lane, University of California, Irvine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • cell expansion [ Time Frame: weekly ]
    The goal of this pilot study is to obtain small amounts of human skeletal muscle that would normally be discarded during gynecologic surgery and instead conserve this tissue for laboratory analysis.

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tissue Donation
This study will involve females over 18 who are scheduled to undergo elective surgery. These patients will be screened for participation in this study, which will only involve the collection of discarded tissue.
Other: Tissue Donation
Females over 18 who are scheduled to undergo elective surgery will have discarded tissue collected.

Detailed Description:
Study the ability of healthy human skeletal muscle to produce myoblasts, and to determine how many cells would be needed to regenerate a certain section of injured muscle. As part of this research, we hope to gain a better understanding of the effect of age on muscle and how normal skeletal muscle can regenerate itself by producing myoblasts. The information gathered from this study will be specifically used in future research for treating Anal Incontinence.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

- Age: 18 years of age or older Female Patients who are already electing to undergo obstetric or gynecologic surgery (either vaginal or abdominal) for a preexisting condition.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Active systemic or pelvic infections including HIV HBV HCV, STD, PID Patients with tumors, metastatic disease or treated with cytostatics Patients undergoing emergency surgical procedures Unconscious or mentally incapable to consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01119820

United States, California
UCI Women's Healthcare
Orange, California, United States, 92868
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Irvine
Principal Investigator: Felicia Lane, MD UCI Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Felicia Lane, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine Identifier: NCT01119820     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-6467
Study First Received: May 6, 2010
Last Updated: July 18, 2013

Keywords provided by Felicia Lane, University of California, Irvine:
elective obstetric or gynecologic surgery processed this record on June 23, 2017