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Metabolic Effects of Acute Cortisol Withdrawal in Adrenal Failure

This study has been completed.
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University of Aarhus Identifier:
First received: February 28, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2007
History: No changes posted
Effects of adrenal steroids is generelly drawn from studies of hypercortisolism. The effects of physiological cortisol substitution and withdrawal is studied and related to the clinical syndrome of adrenal insufficiency.

Condition Intervention
Addison Syndrome
Drug: hydrocortisone substitution therapy versus withdrawal

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Cortisol on Carbohydrate, Lipid, and Protein Metabolism; Studies of Acute Cortisol Withdrawal in Adrenocortical Failure.

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • insulin sensitivity
  • local protein turnover
  • whole body protein turnover
  • glucose metabolism
  • serum metabolites
  • serum hormone levels

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: January 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female adrenal failure
  • Age 18-50
  • Written informed content

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cancer
  • Thromboembolic events
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Heart disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00442390

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Principal Investigator: Jens Juel Christiansen, PhD University of Aarhus
Study Chair: Claus H Gravholt, MD University of Aarhus
Study Chair: Christian B Djurhuus, PhD University of Aarhus
Study Chair: Per Iversen, PhD University of Aarhus
Study Chair: Jens S Christiansen, Professor University of Aarhus
Study Chair: Ole Schmidt, Professor University of Aarhus
Study Chair: Jørgen Weeke, Professor University of Aarhus
Study Chair: Jens OL Jørgensen, MD University of Aarhus
Study Director: Niels Møller, Professor University of Aarhus
  More Information Identifier: NCT00442390     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1998/4375
Study First Received: February 28, 2007
Last Updated: February 28, 2007

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
adrenal insufficiency
glucose metabolism
protein metabolism
lipid metabolism
insulin sensitivity.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hydrocortisone 17-butyrate 21-propionate
Cortisol succinate
Hydrocortisone acetate
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