Manhattan HIV/Hepatology Brain Bank

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2006 by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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First received: March 7, 2006
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Last verified: March 2006
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Description: The Manhattan HIV/Hepatology Brain Bank (MHBB) was established in 1998 as a resource for the AIDS research community. The MHBB was created to act as a center for the provision of pre- and post-mortem tissues and body fluids from HIV infected persons. It has recently expanded its goals to assist in the elucidation of liver disease-induced nervous system disorders.

The MHBB is dedicated to improving the understanding of HIV and Hepatitis C and thereby, improving the lives of patients living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C.

Participation is voluntary and can be stopped at any time.

Benefits: This is an observational study; no experimental procedures, devices or drugs are used. All enrolled patients undergo regular examinations by physicians, nurses, and neuropsychologists who specialize in the problems that HIV and HCV can cause.

Taking part in this study may result in the detection of brain, muscle, or spinal cord disease for which treatments may be available. Participants may receive no direct benefit from this study. However, knowledge gained from this research may, in the future, help others who suffer from HIV/AIDS and/or liver disease.

Participants agree to autopsy and organ donation upon demise by signing an Anatomical Gift Consent document.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Neuropsycologogical Testing

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Manhattan HIV/Hepatology Brain Bank

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Further study details as provided by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:

Study Start Date: September 1998

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

CD4 < 50 on two occasions >12 weeks apart. Hemoglobin <10 G/dL. Albumin <3.2 G/dL.

CMV end-organ disease Disseminated MAC PML AIDS Dementia Complex Wasting (>30% of lean body mass)

Visceral Kaposi's sarcoma Lymphoma-systemic of CNS

CHF Major systemic illness with poor prognosis (as determined by primary physician).

Exclusion Criteria:

- <18 years old Not willing to sign an Anatomical Gift Consent for autopsy and organ donation upon demise.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00300209

Contact: Anita Rau 212 241-3691

United States, New York
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Susan Morgello, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00300209     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MH059724  98-0477 
Study First Received: March 7, 2006
Last Updated: March 7, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on February 04, 2016