Effect of Short Term Ovarian Suppression on Androgen Overproduction in Overweight Girls With Androgen Excess

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2012 by University of Virginia.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christine Burt Solorzano, University of Virginia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 19, 2011
Last updated: June 12, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
This study will test whether short-term suppression of ovarian function can ameliorate androgen (male hormone) overproduction in overweight girls with androgen excess. The investigators hypothesize that one dose of depot leuprolide agonist administration will improve androgen levels in girls with ovarian androgen overproduction. Specifically, this intervention will improve androgen levels after ovarian stimulation testing with recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin (r-hCG).

Condition Intervention
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Drug: Leuprolide
Drug: Dexamethasone
Drug: recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effect of Short Term Ovarian Suppression on Androgen Overproduction in Overweight Girls With Androgen Excess (CBS007)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 17 hydroxyprogesterone responses to rhCG before and 4 weeks after depot leuprolide administration [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after leuprolide ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ovarian hormone precursor responses to rhCG before and 4 weeks after depot leuprolide administration [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after leuprolide ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: leuprolide
leuprolide dexamethasone r-hCG
Drug: Leuprolide
depot leuprolide 11.25 mg if less than or equal to 37.5 kg or 15 mg if > 37.5 kg im once
Other Name: Depot Lupron
Drug: Dexamethasone
dexamethasone 1 mg PO twice
Drug: recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin
r-hCG 25 micrograms IV twice
Other Name: Ovidrel


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • overweight (>85th BMI%) females
  • Early to late puberty (expected age range 7-18)
  • Hyperandrogenemic (free testosterone greater than 2.5 standard deviations above the mean for normal control subjects of the same Tanner Stage)
  • Screening labs within age-appropriate normal range, with the exception of a mildly low hematocrit (see below) and the hormonal abnormalities inherent in obesity which could include mildly elevated LH, lipids, testosterone, prolactin, DHEAS, E2, glucose, and insulin and decreased FSH and/or SHBG

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Screening labs outside of age-appropriate normal range
  • Hemoglobin <12 mg/dL and hematocrit<36% (Subjects will be offered the opportunity to take iron supplementation for 60 days if their hematocrit is slightly low (33-36%) (suggestive of iron deficiency anemia) and will then return for retesting of their hemoglobin/hematocrit. If still <36%, they will be excluded.)
  • Morning Cortisol <5 g/dL
  • 17-hydroxyprogesterone >295 ng/dL
  • History of Cushing's syndrome or adrenal insufficiency
  • Pregnant
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01422096

Contact: Michelle Y. Abshire, PhD 434-243-6911 pcos@virginia.edu
Contact: Christine M. Burt Solorzano, MD 434-243-6911 pcos@virginia.edu

United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Center for Research in Reproduction Not yet recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
Principal Investigator: Christine M. Burt Solorzano, MD         
Sub-Investigator: John C. Marshall, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Virginia
Principal Investigator: Christine M. Burt Solorzano, MD University of Virginia
  More Information

Responsible Party: Christine Burt Solorzano, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01422096     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBS007  CBS002 
Study First Received: August 19, 2011
Last Updated: June 12, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
46, XX Disorders of Sex Development
Adnexal Diseases
Adrenogenital Syndrome
Congenital Abnormalities
Disorders of Sex Development
Endocrine System Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Diseases
Urogenital Abnormalities
BB 1101
Chorionic Gonadotropin
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
Dexamethasone acetate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Autonomic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Fertility Agents
Fertility Agents, Female

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