Plasma Adiponectin Level and Vascular Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Cell Function in Children With Prader-Willi Syndrome

This study has been completed.
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Samsung Medical Center Identifier:
First received: July 31, 2011
Last updated: November 23, 2011
Last verified: November 2011

Context: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder characterized by childhood-onset obesity and endocrine dysfunction that leads to cardiovascular disability and early death within the first 3 decades of life.

Objectives: To assess the significance of risk factors for future disabilities, carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) was measured and correlated with known atherosclerotic risk factors in 27 children with PWS and 24 age-, sex-, and body mass index (BMI)-adjusted controls.

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Correlation Between Hyperghrelinemia and Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness in Children With Prader-Willi Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by Samsung Medical Center:

Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Detailed Description:
Main outcome measures: Correlation of IMT with age, standard deviation score of BMI (BMI-SDS), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), C-reactive protein, HOMA-IR and ghrelin.

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The investigators studied twenty-seven children with PWS and 24 normal control subjects. The groups were adjusted for age, sex, and BMI.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • obesity with PWS

Exclusion Criteria:

  • chronic disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01479322

Sponsors and Collaborators
Samsung Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Dong-Kyu Jin, M.D Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT01479322     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-11-056 
Study First Received: July 31, 2011
Last Updated: November 23, 2011
Health Authority: South Korea: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Samsung Medical Center:
Intima-media thickness
Prader-Willi syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prader-Willi Syndrome
Abnormalities, Multiple
Chromosome Disorders
Congenital Abnormalities
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Intellectual Disability
Nervous System Diseases
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nutrition Disorders
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