Effect of Chronic Catecholamine Overproduction on Brown Adipose Tissue

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2014 by University of Aarhus
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Esben Søndergaard, University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 20, 2013
Last updated: December 5, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
  • To investigate the effect of catecholamine excess on brown fat.
  • To evaluate the effect of brown fat on energy expenditure and lipid and glucose metabolism

Condition Intervention
Adrenal Incidentaloma
Procedure: Removal of adrenal tumor

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effect of Chronic Catecholamine Overproduction on Brown Adipose Tissue

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • [18F]FDG uptake in brown adipose tissue [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Blood and adipose tissue samples

Estimated Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Pheochromocytoma patients
Pheochromocytoma patients
Procedure: Removal of adrenal tumor
Incidentaloma patients
Incidentaloma patients
Procedure: Removal of adrenal tumor


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with adrenal tumors


Inclusion Criteria:

  • 10 patients with pheochromocytoma
  • 5 patients with incidentaloma without hormone production
  • Age > 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

- None

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01949714

Contact: Esben Søndergaard, MD, PhD 4578461631 esbens@dadlnet.dk

Department of Endocrinology MEA, Aarhus Hospital Recruiting
Aarhus C, Please Select, Denmark, 8000
Contact    4578461631      
Principal Investigator: Esben Søndergaard, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Esben Søndergaard, MD, PhD, Post Doc, University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01949714     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ES-0005
Study First Received: September 20, 2013
Last Updated: December 5, 2014
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adrenocortical Adenoma
Adrenal Cortex Diseases
Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Neoplasms by Site

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 26, 2015