Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue in Cases With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 8, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2011
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Gulhane School of Medicine

Brief Summary:
This study aimed to search whether whole body and subcutaneous adipose tissues increase in PCOS patients and whether these tissues are related to HOMA-IR and plasma adiponectin levels.

Condition or disease
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Detailed Description:
Fifty-two patients with PCOS and fifty-tree healthy controls who were matched for body mass index (BMI) and age (p=0.430, p=0.112, respectively) were enrolled in the study. Biceps, triceps, subscapular and suprailiac skinfold thicknesses (SFT) of all cases were measured via caliper device; mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) via a tape; and body fat distributions via a bioelectrical impedance device. Insulin resistance was calculated via HOMA-IR while ELISA was used to measure plasma adiponectin.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 52 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Relationship of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue With HOMA-IR and Plasma Adiponectin Levels in Cases With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2010

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Relationship of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue with HOMA-IR and Plasma Adiponectin Levels in Cases with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome [ Time Frame: 2 year ]
    PCOS patients (the experimental group) had higher mean SFT values in all parts, mid-upper arm circumference values, whole body and trunk fat free mass amounts (FFM) and HOMA-IR values, while a lower adiponectin level.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 42 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with PCOS witout any other metabolik diseases

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All of the women with PCOS had normal thyroid-stimulating hormone and prolactin (PRL) levels.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with possible ovarian tumors, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, BMI greater than 35 kg/m2, any chronic renal or liver disease, were excluded from the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01310569

Gulhane School of Medicine Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Ankara, Turkey, 06100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gulhane School of Medicine
Study Director: Aydogan Aydogdu, MD Gulhane School of Medicine

Responsible Party: Aydogan Aydogdu, Gulhane School of Medicine Identifier: NCT01310569     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 27.04.2010/1491-764-10
First Posted: March 8, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2011
Last Verified: August 2010

Keywords provided by Gulhane School of Medicine:
PCOS, Skinfold thickness, HOMA-IR

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases