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Case Control Study: Determinants of Osteoporosis in GOLD II COPD Patients.

This study has been completed.
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Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven Identifier:
First received: July 28, 2008
Last updated: November 9, 2009
Last verified: November 2009

Patients with COPD have been found to have an increased risk of osteoporosis. The underlying mechanism is not clear yet. This case control study aims to identify risk factors for osteoporosis in GOLD II COPD patients. COPD GOLD II patients with osteoporosis (cases) will be matched by gender and age to COPD GOLD II patients without osteoporosis(controls).

Possible risk factors for osteoporosis are:

  • BMI/VVMI (body composition)
  • emphysema vs chronic bronchitis
  • physical capacity
  • Use of certain medication (eg corticosteroids, SSRI's)
  • Nutritional status
  • Infectious parameters Outpatients from the pulmonary ward of the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven with GOLD II COPD according to the ATS and GOLD-guidelines will be included in the study (after written informed consent).

A DEXA-scan will be made, if patients are osteoporotic or have a normal BMD they will be included in the study.

A HRCT will be made, a six minutes walking distance will be performed, blood will be drawn for lab. analysis, an X-ray of the vertebral collum will be made, impedance will be measured and hight and weight will be measuered. Also patients will fill in a questionaire.

By univariate and multivariate analysis the collected data will be analysed to determine possible risk factors for th development of osteoporosis in COPD GOLD II patients.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Determination of Risk Factors for Developing Osteoporosis in COPD GOLD II Patients. A Case Control Study to Identify Possible Risk Factors for Developing Osteoporosis in COPD GOLD II Patients.

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Further study details as provided by Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Risk factors for osteoporosis in GOLD II COPD patients [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Whole blood

Enrollment: 106
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
GOLD II COPD patients with osteoporosis
GOLD II COPD patients with a normal bone mineral density


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

GOLD II COPD patients (ATS and GOLD guidelines) visiting the outpatient clinic of pulmonary medicine of the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >= 40 years
  • Written permission

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 40 years
  • no written permission
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00725673

Catharina Hospital Eindhoven
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, 5623 EJ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven
Principal Investigator: Lidwien Graat-Verboom Catharina Hospital Eindhoven
  More Information

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Responsible Party: L. Graat-Verboom/drs, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven Identifier: NCT00725673     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M07-1752, 18223
Study First Received: July 28, 2008
Last Updated: November 9, 2009
Health Authority: Netherlands: Medical Ethics Review Committee (METC)
Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)

Keywords provided by Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on November 24, 2014