Inflammation in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD_CYTO)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2006 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : October 24, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2007
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to investigate the inflammatory response in children with this disorder.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Procedure: Blood drawing

Detailed Description:

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent childhood neuropsychiatric disorder, characterized by age-inappropriate and impairing levels of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Approximately 5-10% of school-age children are affected by ADHD, and in many cases, symptoms persist into adolescence and adulthood.

Cytokines are key mediators of immune function and can be either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Recently few studies have suggested involvement of cytokine pathways in subjects with ADHD.

Polymorphism of IL-1 receptors antagonists' alleles have been suggested in families and subjects suffering from ADHD. Moreover, a new variant of inflammatory bowel disease, another immunological based disease, was recently suggested in children with ADHD and other developmental disorders. There are no other published reports on cytokine production in children who suffer from ADHD.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 45 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Inflammation in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Study Start Date : September 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. A defined condition of ADHD according to TOVA test (TOVA score > (-1.8), Connor's questionnaire (Connor's score > 15 points) and Achenbach's questionnaire;
  2. A consent form signed by parents or legal guardianships;

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. A history of any other neurological or major psychiatric disorder or other significant medical problems;
  2. No current medications;

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00391495

Contact: Nachum Vaisman, Prof. (MD) 972-3-6974807

The Unit of Clinical Nutrition Not yet recruiting
Tel Aviv, Israel
Contact: Nachum Vaisman, Prof.    +972-524-266-596   
Principal Investigator: Nachum Vaisman, Prof.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Nachum Vaisman, Prof. (MD) Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier: NCT00391495     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-06-NV-246-CTIL
First Posted: October 24, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 19, 2007
Last Verified: August 2006

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Pathologic Processes
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms