Longitudinal Assessment of Bone Growth in Children With Cerebral Palsy
In 2003, observational growth and bone density data was obtained on children with cerebral palsy (CP) living at Hattie Larlham as part of a study comparing growth with an existing database of children with CP who live at home. The original residents included in that study are now of adult age. Due to the lack of longitudinal bone density measurements in facility-based adults with severe CP, the investigators' objective is to obtain 6-year follow-up data from the residents enrolled in the original study.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Longitudinal Assessment of Bone Growth and Development in a Facility-Based Population of Children With Cerebral Palsy|
- Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan results [ Time Frame: 6 years from original DEXA scan ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Eligible patients from 2003 study will receive a follow-up Dexa scan.
Radiation: Dexa Scan
Dexa scan of left and right distal femur, then lumbar spine, and whole body when possible
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01019122
|Study Chair:||Martha Blackford, PharmD||Akron Children's Hospital|
|Study Chair:||Michael Reed, PharmD||Akron Children's Hospital|
|Study Chair:||Richard Henderson, MD, PhD||University of North Carolina|