Genetic Evaluation of AAAS Gene in Early-Onset Achalasia and Alacrima Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Asan Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00856921
First received: March 5, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The AAAS gene has been known to cause achalasia, alacrima, adrenal abnormalities and a progressive neurological syndrome. A considerable proportion of achalasia patients have been known to show alacrima (decreased secretion of tears). However, the genetic mechanism between achalasia and alacrima has not been defined yet. The investigators postulated that some proportions of early-onset achalasia could be correlated with AAAS gene; thus, the investigators aimed to investigate the relationship between the AAAS gene and early-onset achalasia.


Condition
Achalasia
Alacrima

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: To Find Out the Genetic Relationship Between the Early-Onset Achalasia and AAAS Gene

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Further study details as provided by Asan Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Genetic relationship between achalasia and AAAS gene [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

DNA and genetic analysis


Enrollment: 19
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Early age onset achalasia

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • early age onset
  • primary achalasia patient
  • less than 35 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • secondary achalasia patients
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  More Information

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Responsible Party: Kee Wook Jung, Asan Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00856921     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAASachalasia
Study First Received: March 5, 2009
Last Updated: March 5, 2009
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Asan Medical Center:
Relationship between achalasia and AAAS gene

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Esophageal Achalasia
Deglutition Disorders
Digestive System Diseases
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Gastrointestinal Diseases

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