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Effect of Partial Sleep Deprivation on Immunological System in Peripheral Blood

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2013 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
ayman abu rmaileh, Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier:
First received: August 25, 2013
Last updated: August 27, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

Sleep deprivation was found to affect many organs including the immune system and predisposing for various health consequences including diabetes hypertension infections and increase in neoplastic diseases.

Subjects will be evaluated for immune parameters in peripheral blood test following a regular nigh sleep and compared with a test performed following a night shift in which they slept less than 3 hours.

Each participant will serve as its own control.

Condition Intervention
Sleep Deprivation
Other: Blood withdrawal

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Expression of T Cell Markers in Peripheral Blood of Medical Residents

Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • surface markers of T cell as assessed by FACS [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • serum cytokine levels [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • immune parameters to be assessed by western including STAT proteins [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: September 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
surface markers on T cells as assessed by FACS Other: Blood withdrawal
Blood withdrawal

Detailed Description:

Overall Study Design and Plan

  1. Subjects will be bled on the day of the experiment between 8and 9 AM.
  2. Blood tubes will be tested for T cell markers, serum cytokines levels, and other immune parameters by western blots.
  3. The first tube will be tested on the day of experiment.
  4. The second tube will kept in the lab and will be tested 24 hours later.
  5. The third tube will be kept in the pocket of the subject and be tested 24 hours later.
  6. The fourth tube will be kept in the pocket of another subject and will be tested 24 hours later.
  7. The subject will be tested again following 24 hours.
  8. Each subject will be tested twice following a regular 6-8 hours of sleep, and following an on call duty in which he slept less than 3 hours.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Medical residnets

Inclusion Criteria:

Male and female ages 18-40 signed confirmed consent no evidence of chronic disease or chronic medications

Exclusion Criteria:

Any type of acute infection or other acute illness

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01930279

Contact: Ayman Abu rmeileh, MD 0584400010 ext 00972
Contact: Tawfik Khoury, MD 0509870611 ext 00972

Hadassah Medical Organization Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Contact: Ayman Abu Rmeileh, MD    0584400010 ext 00972   
Contact: Tawfik Khoury, MD    0509870611 ext 00972   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
  More Information

Responsible Party: ayman abu rmaileh, MD, Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT01930279     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LDB001
Study First Received: August 25, 2013
Last Updated: August 27, 2013

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
T cell markers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sleep Deprivation
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017