Tissue Donation for Myoblast Culture

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 10, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Felicia Lane, University of California, Irvine

Brief Summary:
Analyze human skeletal muscle and learn more about the ability of adult muscle to produce myoblasts (young muscle cells).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Observe in Vitro Characteristics of Muscle Tissue Elective Obstetric or Gynecologic Surgery Other: Tissue Donation Not Applicable

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Tissue Donation for Myoblast Culture
Study Start Date : October 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
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.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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.

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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 (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: Felicia Lane, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine Identifier: NCT01119820     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-6467
First Posted: May 10, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013

Keywords provided by Felicia Lane, University of California, Irvine:
elective obstetric or gynecologic surgery