Evaluation of Patients With Endocrine-Related Conditions

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2014 by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005664
First received: May 17, 2000
Last updated: October 17, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
  Purpose

This study will evaluate patients with a variety of endocrine disorders in order to 1) learn more about conditions that affect the endocrine glands (glands that secrete hormones) and 2) to train physicians in endocrinology.

Patients of all ages with endocrine-related conditions may be eligible for evaluation under this protocol. Those enrolled may be required to provide blood, saliva, urine or stool samples, and to undergo ultrasound examination of the thyroid gland, ovaries or testes, adrenal glands or other parts of the body. Laboratory or X-ray studies may be done for diagnostic or treatment purposes. In some cases, patients will receive medical or surgical treatment for their disorder. Patients and family members of patients with a hereditary disorder may be asked to provide a blood sample for genetic analysis.


Condition
Adrenal Insufficiency
Pituitary Neoplasm
Obesity

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Patients With Endocrine-Related Conditions

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: May 2000
Detailed Description:

This protocol is designed to allow inpatient and outpatient evaluation of patients with a variety of endocrine disorders for purposes of research and physician education in our accredited endocrinology training programs, and to allow for small pilot studies in normal volunteers. The research-directed evaluations may include blood, saliva, urine or stool samples, and/or ultrasound examinations. In some patients with endocrine disorders, laboratory or radiological studies will be performed to confirm the diagnosis or to aid in the management of the patient, as would be done in current clinical practice. In some cases, the patient will receive medical or surgical treatment for their disorder. The purpose of these evaluations or treatments will be to support our clinical training or research missions.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Month and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Patients of all ages with endocrine-related conditions will be eligible for this protocol.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

Unstable patients and patients with severe organ failure that may affect/limit the endocrine work-up and exhaust Clinical Center and/or NICHD resources will be excluded if appropriate. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis by the principal and associate investigators.

  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00005664

Contacts
Contact: Lynnette K Nieman, M.D. (301) 496-8935 niemanl@mail.nih.gov

Locations
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 Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL)    800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010    prpl@mail.cc.nih.gov   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lynnette K Nieman, M.D. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005664     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 000127, 00-CH-0127
Study First Received: May 17, 2000
Last Updated: October 17, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Healthy Volunteers
Endocrine Related Conditions
Endocrine Dysfunction
Early Pubertal Development

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adrenal Insufficiency
Pituitary Neoplasms
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Brain Diseases
Brain Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Diseases
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Hypothalamic Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Neoplasms
Pituitary Diseases
Supratentorial Neoplasms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 29, 2014