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Impact of Visceral Fat on the Pathogenesis of Age-related Macular Degeneration

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01777984
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2013 by Rudolf Foundation Clinic.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 29, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rudolf Foundation Clinic

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship among the body fat distribution, especially the visceral fat, in patients with age-related macular degeneration in comparison to patients with a normal fundus.

Condition or disease
Age-related Macular Degeneration

Detailed Description:
In this study the investigators want to examine the relationship among visceral fat, serum leptin levels, and high-sensitive CRP (hsCRP), Tnf-alpha, Amyloid alpha and Amyloid Beta serum levels in patients with age-related macular degeneration in comparison to patients with a normal fundus.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Impact of Visceral Fat on the Pathogenesis of Age-related Macular Degeneration
Study Start Date : December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2013

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. visceral fat ratio [ Time Frame: 1 day ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Leptin, Amyloid, TNF alpha, CRP [ Time Frame: 1 day ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients with age-related macular degeneration, over 60
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • man and women over 18 years old
  • filled informed consent
  • diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration

Exclusion Criteria:

  • inherited retinal disease
  • other acquired retinal macular disease
  • missing informed consent

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Locations
Austria
Rudolf Foundation Clinic
Vienna, Austria, 1030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rudolf Foundation Clinic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Susanne Binder Rudolf Foundation Clinic

Responsible Party: Rudolf Foundation Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01777984     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EK-08-122-0708
First Posted: January 29, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases