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Trial record 5 of 7 for:    Anencephaly

Genetics of Neural Tube Defects (NTD)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01253746
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2010 by John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 3, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 3, 2010
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Miami
Information provided by:
John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics

Brief Summary:
The Genetics of Neural Tube Defects Study at the University of Miami: The University of Miami John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics is looking for families to participate in research to identify the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to Neural Tube Defects (NTD). Our research goal is to better understand the genetic and environmental causes of both open NTD, like spina bifida and anencephaly, and closed NTD, like lipomeningocele and tethered cord. This will eventually lead to more accurate genetic counseling and risk assessment, improved treatments, and better prevention methods. Any individual with a diagnosis of NTD and his/her selected family members can participate, if willing. Participation is free. Travel is not required. Participation involves reading and signing a consent form, providing a blood sample, a family and medical history interview, and granting the research staff permission to review the medical records of the individual(s) with NTD. We maintain the highest standards of confidentiality for all families. If interested, please contact Maria Ciliberti, the study coordinator, at 1-877-686-6444 (toll free) or directly at 305-243-4360, or by email Mciliberti@med.miami.edu . Please visit our web site at www.hihg.org for more information.

Condition or disease
Neural Tube Defects

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 6000 participants
Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Genetics of Neural Tubes Defects
Study Start Date : April 2009





Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood sample


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Any individual with a diagnosis of NTD and his/her selected family members can participate, if willing
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Any individual with a diagnosis of NTD and his/her selected family members can participate, if willing -

Exclusion Criteria: Pregnant children will not be enrolled


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01253746


Contacts
Contact: Maria Ciliberti, MPH 305-243-4360 mciliberti@med.miami.edu

Locations
United States, Florida
University of Miami John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics Recruiting
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
Contact: Maria Ciliberti, MPH    305-243-4360    mciliberti@med.miami.edu   
Principal Investigator: Evadnie Rampersaud, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
University of Miami
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Evadnie Rampersaud, PhD University of Miami John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Evadnie Rampersaud, University of Miami John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01253746     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1072
First Posted: December 3, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 3, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010

Keywords provided by John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics:
NTD
open NTD
spina bifida
anencephaly
closed NTD
lipomeningocele
tethered cord.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neural Tube Defects
Spinal Dysraphism
Nervous System Malformations
Nervous System Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities