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Study of Pituitary Size and Function in Familial Dwarfism of Sindh

This study has been completed.
Northwestern University
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Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) Identifier:
First received: October 18, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: December 2003

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess pituitary size and anatomic configuration by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 4 affected dwarfs in the province of Sindh, Pakistan.

II. Evaluate ultradian growth hormone (GH) secretory patterns in 4 affected dwarfs.

Growth Hormone Deficiency

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Screening

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Further study details as provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):

Estimated Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: September 1995
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2000
Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Pituitary size and anatomy and growth hormone response are evaluated.

All patients undergo MRI of the pituitary fossa on day 1. On day 2, homozygous patients receive a slow infusion of normal saline with blood sampling every 10 minutes.


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • Familial Dwarfism of Sindh
  • Severe short stature but proportionate without dysmorphic features
  • Normal body size and weight at birth
  • Bone age is severely delayed
  • Puberty is somewhat delayed (age 15-16)
  • Fertility present in at least 3 dwarfs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004365

Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Study Chair: Gerhard Baumann Northwestern University
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00004365     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/11940, NU-571
Study First Received: October 18, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):
endocrine disorders
growth hormone deficiency
rare disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dwarfism, Pituitary
Endocrine System Diseases
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
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