MR Spectroscopy and Disease Severity Score for Gaucher in Pediatric Population (MRS in Gaucher)
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Quantification of Bone Marrow Involvement in Gaucher Disease With Proton MR Spectroscopy, Correlation With Bone Marrow Burden Score, Genotype and Disease Severity Score for Pediatric Patients|
- Difference in the fat fraction (quantified by MRS) between subjects with Gaucher disease and controls. [ Time Frame: within 5 minutes ]We will measure the fat fraction only once, at the time of recruitment. We will compare the fat fraction of an affected subject to that of an age matched control. We will determine if significant difference exist.
- Difference in the semiquantitative MRI scores between affected subjects and controls [ Time Frame: within 5 minutes ]We will compare the ordinal data obtained from applying two semiquantitative severity scores: Bone marrow burden (BMB) and Spanish MRI (S-MRI).
|Study Start Date:||July 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
We will enroll 15 children who have a confirmed diagnosis of Gaucher disease.
We will enroll 15 age and gender matched controls.
To quantify the amount of fat in the bone marrow of affected subjects and healthy controls the investigators will use Single voxel short, echo time(TE) proton spectroscopy. This MR Spectroscopy (MRS) will be conducted in the vertebral body of L5 and in the neck of the femur.
To assess the qualitative scores and compare it to the quantitative MR Spectroscopy (MRS) results the investigators will use a series of Fluid sensitive and Fat sensitive conventional MR sequences that will allows us to determine indirectly the degree of glucocerebrosidase infiltration.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01397435
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Principal Investigator:||Diego Jaramillo, MD, MPH||Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|
|Study Chair:||Paige Kaplan, MBBCh||Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|
|Study Director:||Maria A Bedoya, MD||Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|