Markers and Calculation of Cardiovascular Risk in the Distinct Phenotypes of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2011 by Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : July 13, 2011
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2011
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Brief Summary:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder and cause of anovulatory infertility among reproductive aged women. According to the revised criteria of 2003, four distinct phenotypes of PCOS can be diagnosed. However, there are emerging evidence supporting the existence of different levels of cardiometabolic risk between the four phenotypic groups of the syndrome. The purpose of this study is to determine the cardiovascular risk of i) normoweight and ii)overweight plus obese women of every one of the four phenotypes of the syndrome as well as the levels of low inflammation serum markers and the possible correlations of the between the outcomes.

Condition or disease
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : April 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2012

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normoweight PCOS patients
normoweight controls
overweight plus obese PCOS patients
overwqeight plus obese controls

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsC-RP) levels and differences between the phenotypes [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
  2. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase2 (Lp-PLA2) levels and differences between the phenotypes [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
  3. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and differences between the phenotypes [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
blood serum

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 35 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Outpatient women with PCOS (normalweight, overweight plus obese) Healthy volunteers controls (normalweight, overweight plus obese)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of PCOS (criteria 2003)
  • Healthy controls

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any condition mimicking PCOS
  • any systematic disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01392781

Contact: Georgios Daskalopoulos, M.D.

Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Third Department of Cardiology, Second Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Aristotle University Recruiting
Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact: Vasileios Athyros, Prof         
Principal Investigator: Georgios Daskalopoulos         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Daskalopoulos Georgios, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Identifier: NCT01392781     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14/1-3-2011
First Posted: July 13, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki:
cardiovascular risk

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases