Obesity and Clinical Presentation of Hyperandrogenism

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ming-I Hsu, Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01114633
First received: April 29, 2010
Last updated: November 4, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
  Purpose

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive women. It is estimated that 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age have PCOS. One of the major diagnostic criteria of PCOS was chronic anovulation which lead to irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, and infertility; the other diagnostic criteria was hyperandrogenism which lead to hirsutism, acne and alopecia. Furthermore, PCOS is thought as a metabolic disorder, the long-term consequence of PCOS were diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, which are potentially dangerous in women health. Early diagnosis and prevention is very important to the PCOS patients.

Obesity is the most potential risk of threat to health of populations. There is a major impact of obesity on the PCOS related disorders. Insulin resistance and distribution of adipose tissue were thought to be the important risk factors of cardiovascular and metabolic syndrome. To treat PCOS patients properly,Wan-Fang hospital had established a specific medical team. The investigators recently published in "Fertility and Sterility" about the clinical presentation of androgen excess in Taiwanese women. Hirsutism is much less prevalence (30%) in Taiwanese PCOS women than that previous reported (65-80%) in theWestern women. It is important to know that some clinical presentation of PCOS might have ethic variance. Insulin resistance was reported as another candidate that might have ethic variance. The investigators had reported about 40% women in PCOS women were obese, it is similar with previous literature reported. Obesity is a major factor that could be controlled during the treatment of PCOS.Weight reduction is one of our methods in PCOS treatment. The progressive results for obese PCOS women would be facing the risks of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The investigators thought like to evaluate the benefit of weight reduction program to the prognosis of obese women with PCOS.

Furthermore, it is known that Endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) be an early marker of cardiovascular disease, the investigators would like to know the role of EPC to predict metabolic syndrome in women with PCOS. Wan-Fang hospital has a professional team in PCOS treatment and research which including gynecological endocrinologist, cardiologist, medical endocrinologist, specialist in weight reduction. This team had been working well for more that 4 years.

The investigators hope that we can make a contribution to the study and treatment of PCOS in Taiwan.


Condition
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Obesity and Clinical Presentation of Hyperandrogenism

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Further study details as provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:

Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome(PCOS)

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acne and/or hirsutism

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Male
  • Menopause
  • Tumor
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Locations
Taiwan
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 116
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ming-I Hsu, MD Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ming-I Hsu, Attending Doctor, Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01114633     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WFH-PCOS-98039
Study First Received: April 29, 2010
Last Updated: November 4, 2013
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital:
PCOS
Acne
Hirsutism

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hyperandrogenism
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
46, XX Disorders of Sex Development
Adnexal Diseases
Adrenogenital Syndrome
Congenital Abnormalities
Cysts
Disorders of Sex Development
Endocrine System Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Diseases
Urogenital Abnormalities

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