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Analysis of Prognostic Cell Signaling Factors in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02315729
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 12, 2014
Last Update Posted : August 19, 2022
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to identify potential markers for curve progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Despite its prevalence and impact on child health, the etiology of AIS and molecular mechanisms underlying its development and progression remain poorly understood. Clinical criteria and features cannot adequately predict which children, diagnosed with mild disease, will undergo subsequent curve progression requiring intervention.

The investigators hypothesize that alterations in specific genetic markers will be correlated with the progression of AIS curves over time. Thus, these markers could be used in the future to develop a reliable, inexpensive and relatively non-invasive cell based diagnostic test to (1) predict spinal curve progression in AIS, (2) select patients likely to benefit from early surgical intervention, and (3) potentially screen for asymptomatic children at risk of developing idiopathic scoliosis.

Condition or disease
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 380 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Analysis of Prognostic Cell Signaling Factors in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Study Start Date : November 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2025
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2028

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MedlinePlus related topics: Scoliosis

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Scoliosis Curve Progression [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    Cobb angle, disc wedging, vertebral body wedging, coronal balance, sagittal balance

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Female patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Females aged 10-13 years
  • Diagnosed with mild-moderate spine deformity (Cobb angle 15-30 degrees)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with scoliosis other than idiopathic
  • Trauma
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Malignancies
  • Diabetes
  • History of previous spine surgery

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02315729

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Contact: Claire Cofer 303-724-1588

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United States, Colorado
Denver, Colorado, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
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Principal Investigator: Evalina L Burger, MD University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus
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Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02315729    
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-0884
UL1TR001082 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: December 12, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2022
Last Verified: August 2022
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Spinal Curvatures
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases