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Genetics of Spina Bifida and Anencephaly

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2017 by Duke University
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Duke University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00636233
First received: March 9, 2008
Last updated: April 20, 2017
Last verified: April 2017

March 9, 2008
April 20, 2017
May 1993
May 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
genetic factors associated with neural tube defects [ Time Frame: end of the study ]
This study aims to discover genetic factors associated with neural tube defects such as anencephaly.
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Genetics of Spina Bifida and Anencephaly
The Hereditary Basis of Neural Tube Defects
The goal of this research study is to discover the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the cause of neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly. Ultimately, this type of research may result in improved diagnosis, improved treatment and possibly prevention.

Participation in the study is entirely voluntary.

Individuals who are currently pregnant and the pregnancy has been diagnosed with anencephaly or acrania quality to participate.

Participation involves:

  1. Completing a written consent form
  2. A phone conversation to collect family and medical information
  3. Collection of blood samples from both parents of the pregnancy
  4. Provide a fetal DNA sample (cord blood, fetal tissue or amniotic fluid)
  5. Review of medical records and ultrasound images
Observational
Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Retention:   Samples With DNA
Description:
Whole blood, serum, saliva, cord blood, fetal tissue, cultured fetal cells
Probability Sample
Any current pregnancy affected by anencephaly or acrania.
  • Anencephaly
  • Acrania
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Anencephaly
Fetuses with anencephaly, parents and siblings
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
10000
May 2020
May 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion criteria: Current pregnancy diagnosed with anencephaly or acrania.

Exclusion criteria: Does not qualify if pregnancy has already ended and DNA sample is not available.

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
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Contact: Heidi Cope, MS, CGC 919-684-0655 heidi.cope@duke.edu
United States
 
 
NCT00636233
Pro00016517
R01NS039818 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
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Duke University
Duke University
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Principal Investigator: Allison Ashley-Koch, PhD Duke University Health System
Duke University
April 2017

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