Insights Into Microbiome and Environmental Contributions to Sickle Cell Disease and Leg Ulcers Study (INSIGHTS Study)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02156102|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 5, 2014
Last Update Posted : December 6, 2018
- People with sickle cell disease and other blood disorders sometimes get chronic leg ulcers. These are wounds that develop on the skin and don t go away. Current treatments do not work very well, so researchers want to learn more about why the ulcers happen. They want to find out which bacteria may cause it, and if external factors play a role.
- To study social and environmental factors of sickle cell disease and the causes of sickle cell disease leg ulcers.
- People age 18 and older who have sickle cell disease or another red cell disorder, with or without an active leg ulcer.
- Participants will have a medical history and clinical evaluation. They will also have blood drawn.
- Participants will complete questionnaires about their life, health, environment, stress, and other topics.
- Participants may provide a small sample of hair.
- Participants will be asked to collect a small amount of saliva.
- Participants with leg ulcers will have their skin microbiome sampled. The microbiome is all of the microbes (bacteria and and/or fungi) and their genes in and on the body. Researchers will use swabs to collect skin samples. Photographs will be taken of the skin sample area.
- Some participants without leg ulcers also will have their skin microbiome sampled.
- Some participants who have their skin microbiome sampled will return for a second visit. At this visit, their microbiome will be resampled. It will take place more than 30 days after the first visit.
|Condition or disease|
|Genetic Disease Genomics|
Leg ulcers are a serious and debilitating complication of sickle cell disease (SCD). This pilot study will explore microbial, genomic, and environmental (social and physical) factors, that may influence the onset and progression of leg ulcer formation and delayed healing in individuals living with SCD. There is variation in the incidence and duration of SCD leg ulcers. They are often very painful, resistant to treatment, and recurrent in nature. The etiology of SCD-associated leg ulcers is unclear, and we hypothesize that predisposition to developing leg ulcers is multifactorial. This pilot study is an exploratory study of the microbiome and environment of individuals living with sickle cell disease leg ulcers. The study s objective is to identify triggers that may be integral in leg ulcer onset and progression. The central goal of this study is to obtain an improved understanding of the participants leg ulcer mircobiome and the psychosocial and environmental factors that may increase one's likelihood of developing this complication.
To achieve these goals, we will characterize the leg skin microbiome of SCD participants living with and without leg ulcers within the United States. In addition to assessing the microbiome, we will collect social and physical environmental data to assess quality of life indicators of individuals with SCD without leg ulcers and with leg ulcers.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||300 participants|
|Official Title:||Insights Into Microbiome and Environmental Contributions to Sickle Cell Disease and Leg Ulcers|
|Study Start Date :||June 4, 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2020|
Microbiome with active leg ulcer
We will recruit and obtain microbiome samples from male or female adult participants with active leg ulcers and sickle cell disease. The total sample size will be no more than 250.
We will recruit and obtain microbiome samples from participants with sickle cell disease
Microbiome with no active leg ulcer
We will recruit and obtain mircobiome samples from male or female adult participants without active leg ulcers but do not have sickle cell disease. The total sample size will be no more than 250.
- The factors that impact quality of life [ Time Frame: Assessment occurs on date of visit ]Employ social science research measures to identify psychosocial and physical environmental factors that impact quality of life in individuals living with SCD with and without leg leg ulcers
- The skin microbiome [ Time Frame: Assessment occurs on date of visit ]Employ genomic approaches to characterize the skin microbiome in individuals living with SCD with and without leg ulcers
- Sickle Cell disease severity measure [ Time Frame: Assessment occurs on date of visit ]Develop new measure of severity for SCD that integrates clinical outcomes and the quality of life of the participant
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02156102
|Contact: Vence L Bonham, J.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, New York|
|Montefiore Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Bronx, New York, United States, 10467|
|United States, Wisconsin|
|University of Wisconsin Survey Center||Recruiting|
|Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53706|
|Contact: Nathan Jones, Ph.D. 608-890-4727 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Vence L Bonham, J.D.||National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)|