Vitamin D, Bones, Nutritional and Cardiovascular Status (VITADOS)
Vitamin D is not seen anymore only as a phosphocalcic hormone, but also as having an effect on global health (anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour roles and cardiovascular protection).
The link between vitamin D deficiency and osteomalacia lesions is well-known. In paediatrics, systematic vitamin D supplementation of infants and toddlers, associated with milk enrichment, has allowed an almost total disappearance of rickets. Vitamin D repletion was defined as the minimal concentration that enables the prevention of rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, that is approximately 8 ng/mL (20 nmol/L). However, in 2010, most of the international experts agreed to set minimal threshold of 25 OH vitamin D serum concentration, higher than the one previously admitted, with a limit of 20 ng/mL (50 nmol/L) to define a vitamin D deficiency and a limit of 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L) to define vitamin D insufficiency in adults. In the paediatric population, the consensus is less obvious and we consider that a serum concentration of minimum 20 ng/mL is necessary.
A study on more than 200 children from Lyon, followed in the paediatric nephrology unit and having a renal function normal or sub-normal, demonstrated an important prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (75%) in adolescents and pre-adolescents.
Concurrently, the appearance of new bone imaging techniques (especially high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography HR-pQCT) improved bone status evaluation in a non-invasive manner.
Given the new pathophysiological data on pleiotropic role of vitamin D (bone, cardiovascular system, adipose tissue) and given the proportion of French children possibly suffering from vitamin D deficiency, it seems urgent to actualize current recommendations regarding systematic supplementation in vitamin D. This transversal study on 200 healthy children and adolescents will allow to have an overview of vitamin D status in French healthy children and adolescents, studying with non-invasive, safe, reliable and innovative tools, the theoretical targets of vitamin D (bones, cardiovascular system and nutritional status); and then to lay the foundations of therapeutic trials aiming to evaluate the mode of vitamin D supplementation for healthy children and adolescents; while having a cohort for HR-pQCT measurements, that will allow us to have French reference range in a 10-17 year-old population, for this innovative, non-invasive and low radiation exposure technique.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Are Bone, Nutritional and Cardiovascular Status of French Children and Adolescents, Correlated With Their Vitamin D Status?|
- To study the correlation between the results of bone microarchitecture obtained by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) and vitamin D serum concentration. [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The HR-pQCT evaluates bones down to the level of the tiny individual elements that nature configures in a way that makes bones as strong as possible. HR-pQCT measures bone density and quantifies the three dimensional geometry, strength and microarchitecture of bone at the lower arm (radius) and lower leg (tibia).
- Values and standard deviation of 25-OH vitamin D3 plasma concentration concentration in the population studied. [ Time Frame: Once. At inclusion (V1). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Blood intake.
- To study the correlation between vitamin D plasma concentration and nutritional and pubertal status, cardiovascular status, inflammatory status . [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Nutritional and pubertal status will be assessed thanks to: Body Mass Index, Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry, adipokines level. Cardiovascular status will be assessed thanks to arterial pressure, Intima-media Thickness (IMT), Extra-media Thickness (EMT), lipid profile, endothelial function. IMT and EMT will be obtained using carotid ultrasound. Endothelial function will be evaluated following a protocol of iontophoresis of acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside.
Inflammatory status will be measured looking at C-reactive protein plasma level.
- To evaluate the relation between bone parameters (HR-pQCT) and adipokines; and the relation between bone parameters and cardio-vascular data (blood pressure, IMT, EMT, lipid profile, endothelial function). [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||May 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Exploration of Vitamin D roles
Various exams will be performed during two visits (the same day or within three months) in order to answer the objectives of the study.
Other: Exploration of Vitamin D roles
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01832623
|Contact: Justine BACHETTA, MDemail@example.com|
|Contact: Tiphanie GINHOUX||(0)427 857 723 ext +firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant||Recruiting|
|Lyon, France, 69003|
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|Contact: Tiphanie GINHOUX (0)427 857 723 ext +33 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Justine BACCHETTA, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Justine Bachetta, MD||Centre de Référence des Maladies Rénales Rares - Hospices Civils de Lyon - Service de Néphrologie et Rhumatologie Pédiatriques - Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant - 69500 BRON - FRANCE|