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Worldwide Sarcoidosis Research Study (WISE)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
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Verified March 2017 by Alicia Gerke, University of Iowa
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alicia Gerke, University of Iowa Identifier:
First received: May 31, 2012
Last updated: March 28, 2017
Last verified: March 2017

The aim of this study is to collect information about the clinical course and characteristics of sarcoidosis patients around the world through web-based surveys. Recruitment is directed at and driven by patients in the sarcoidosis community. This will allow the the investigators to study sarcoidosis patients across all demographic, geographic, and socioeconomic boundaries, not just patients seen at large research centers. The investigators believe this study can give investigators a broader and less biased view of sarcoidosis. The investigators would also like to collect genetic samples on this population to assess genetic variance in different phenotypes.

The information for the study would be provided through a web based survey system that can be accessed by patients or physicians of patients from any computer with Internet access. This system would collect clinical information in sufficient detail so that the phenotype of individual patients can be evaluated. Upon agreeing to participate in further research studies through the website, subjects will also have the opportunity to provide a DNA sample.

Condition Intervention
Sarcoidosis Other: Survey

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Worldwide Sarcoidosis Research Study

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Alicia Gerke, University of Iowa:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Define and characterize sarcoidosis phenotypes and methods of care [ Time Frame: Anticipated by 2017 ]
    To give a broader and less biased view of sarcoidosis

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Saliva samples will be collected and processed at the University of Iowa.

Estimated Enrollment: 10000
Study Start Date: December 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Survey
    Longitudinal surveys

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Individuals diagnosed with sarcoidosis who have a computer with Internet access.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis
  • Access to a computer with Internet

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01610843

Contact: Alicia K Gerke, MD 319-356-1869
Contact: Emily K Phillips, BSN 319-356-1869

United States, Iowa
University of Iowa Recruiting
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242
Contact: Alicia K Gerke, MD    319-356-1869   
Sub-Investigator: Alicia K Gerke, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Iowa
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Principal Investigator: Alicia K Gerke, MD University of Iowa
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Additional Information:

Responsible Party: Alicia Gerke, Assistant Professor; Division of Pulmonary, Critial Care and Occupational Medicine, University of Iowa Identifier: NCT01610843     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200907757
5UL1RR024979 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: May 31, 2012
Last Updated: March 28, 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Alicia Gerke, University of Iowa:
Sarcoid Study
Worldwide Sarcoidosis Research Study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017