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

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Verified December 2016 by University of Virginia
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christine Burt Solorzano, University of Virginia Identifier:
First received: August 19, 2011
Last updated: December 16, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
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 (rhCG).

Condition Intervention
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Drug: Leuprolide

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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Further study details as provided by University of Virginia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 17 hydroxyprogesterone responses to rhCG before and 4 weeks after depot leuprolide administration [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after leuprolide ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ovarian hormone precursor responses to rhCG before and 4 weeks after depot leuprolide administration [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after leuprolide ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: June 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: leuprolide
leuprolide 11.25 mg IM with adrenal suppression/stimulation testing with dexamethasone/Cortrosyn and ovarian stimulation testing with r-hCG before and 3 weeks after injection
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


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes 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 luteinizing hormone (LH), lipids, testosterone, prolactin, DHEAS, E2, glucose, and insulin and decreased follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and/or sex hormone-binding globulin (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 identifier: NCT01422096

Contact: Deborah Sanderson 434-243-6911
Contact: Christine M. Burt Solorzano, MD 434-243-6911

United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Center for Research in Reproduction Not yet recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
Contact: Deborah Sanderson    434-243-6911   
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 Identifier: NCT01422096     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBS007
CBS007 ( Other Identifier: University of Virginia )
Study First Received: August 19, 2011
Last Updated: December 16, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases
46, XX Disorders of Sex Development
Disorders of Sex Development
Urogenital Abnormalities
Adrenogenital Syndrome
Congenital Abnormalities
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Fertility Agents, Female
Fertility Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on May 23, 2017