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A Prospective Longitudinal Study to Identify Biomarkers in Children With Hemangiomas

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gayle Gordillo, The Ohio State University Identifier:
First received: January 13, 2012
Last updated: April 3, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
Current treatment options for hemangiomas, such as propranolol, steroids and interferon, all have the potential for significantly harmful side effects. The purpose of this study is to identify potential biomarkers that can be used to design clinical trials and accelerate the delivery of new treatment alternatives to children with hemangiomas.

Condition Intervention
Procedure: Urine collection and ultrasonography
Procedure: Urine collection

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective Longitudinal Study to Identify Biomarkers in Children With Hemangiomas.

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Further study details as provided by Ohio State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Chemically modified DNA [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Determine whether changes in urinary 8-OHdG can be used as biomarkers for HE growth and involution.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood flow velocity [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Obtain Doppler ultrasound measurements of HE blood flow velocity and size on the same days as serum and urine specimen collection to determine whether changes in blood flow velocity and size correlate with changes in 8-OHdG production.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
serum and urine

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Identify biomarkers in children with hemangiomas.
Procedure: Urine collection and ultrasonography
Bagged urine collection and ultrasound at each visit
Without Hemangioma
Age-matched controlled group without hemangioma.
Procedure: Urine collection
Bagged urine collection

Detailed Description:
Urine will be collected from children with hemangiomas and age-matched healthy controls at 2,4,6,9,12,18 and 24 months of age. Children with hemangiomas will also have ultrasound examination performed at each visit.

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 5 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children with hemangiomas and children without hemangiomas will be enrolled from Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Clinic and Ambulatory Pediatric Clinics.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children with hemangioma
  • Age ≤ 5 months
  • Doppler ultrasound confirmed diagnosis of hemangioma to rule out presence of vascular malformation
  • Age matched control ≤ 5 months (no hemangioma)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hemangioma treated prior to or during study period with laser, steroids, interferon, or propranolol, or any other drug or device intended to inhibit the growth of the hemangioma
  • Known history of sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, or other hemoglobinopathy
  • Hemangioma presented as fully formed at birth consistent with rapidly involuting or non-involuting congenital hemangioma
  • PHACES syndrome- posterior fossa malformations, hemangioma, arterial anomalies, cardiac anomalies, eye abnormalities, sternal anomalies
  • Parent/guardian unable to speak english to provide informed consent and no interpreter is present
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01598116

United States, Ohio
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gayle Gordillo
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Gayle M Gordillo, MD Ohio State University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Gayle Gordillo, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University Identifier: NCT01598116     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-00482
Study First Received: January 13, 2012
Last Updated: April 3, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms processed this record on April 25, 2017