Cardiometabolic Risk, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease in People With Spinal Cord Injury
Verified July 2014 by University of Miami
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., FACSM, University of Miami
First received: September 16, 2010
Last updated: July 21, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
The purpose of this study is to develop and field-test new tools for diagnosis and hazard assessment of cardiometabolic risk (CMR) in people with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) and to advance the evidence base with much needed information on CMR and cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden in people with SCI. These data can be used to develop screening guidelines for early identification and prevention of CMR in SCI, as well as targeted approaches to primary disease management.
||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
||Cardiometabolic Risk, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease in People With Spinal Cord Injury
Primary Outcome Measures:
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Carotid Intima-Media Thickness [ Time Frame: 1 visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) measurements will be generated using B-mode external vascular ultrasound.
- Coronary Artery Calcium [ Time Frame: 1 visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Non-contrast cardiac CT will be used to measure coronary artery calcium, as the presence of any calcium detected in the coronary tree is diagnostic of atherosclerosis. The volume of calcium is quantified, providing a score of plaque burden analogous to a physiologic stress test. Coronary calcium scores directly correlate with risk of cardiac events, with higher scores indicating greater plaque burden and greater risk of cardiac events.
- Atherosclerotic plaques [ Time Frame: 1 visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Noninvasive CT angiography will be used in visualizing both calcified and non-calcified atherosclerotic plaques. This technique provides much finer anatomic detail and provides an opportunity to further identify latent atherosclerosis risk through the detection of both calcified and noncalcified atherosclerosis.
- Area Under the Curve (AUC)for lipemia [ Time Frame: 1 visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Lipemia is assessed by the AUC for triglycerides during an oral glucose tolerance test.
- Area Under the Curve (AUC) for glycemia [ Time Frame: 1 visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Glycemia is assessed by the AUC for glucose and insulin during an oral glucose tolerance test.
- Area Under the Curve (AUC)for vascular inflammation [ Time Frame: 1 visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The pro-atherogenic inflammatory mediators are AUCs for C-reactive protein and Interleukin-6 during an oral glucose tolerance test.
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| Study Start Date:
| Estimated Study Completion Date:
| Estimated Primary Completion Date:
||June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Unlike current assessments utilizing lipid scores, the new system will be anchored in more reliable measurements of cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden using contemporary surrogate end points of coronary artery calcium (CAC) score, coronary CT angiography and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT). By the end of the 5-year funding cycle we will develop an updatable web-based cardiometabolic risk assessment tool (RISK) that will allow clinicians and SCI consumers to quantify risk for a cardiovascular sentinel event (stroke, non-fatal heart attack, or death) and will also provide a body mass index (BMI) table adjusted for SCI.
- Examine the relationships among surrogates of cardiovascular disease burden in persons with SCI and established cardiometabolic risks.
- Identify significant predictors of cardiometabolic risk (CMR) that are unique to persons with specific levels of SCI.
- Develop and validate SCI CMR assessment tool (RISK) based on cardiometabolic risk scores.
- Develop and validate an adjusted BMI table for SCI.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years to 65 Years
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Community sample of healthy persons with spinal cord injury
- history of allergy or hypersensitivity to fish and/or nuts
- undergoing anticoagulant therapies
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01204632
|The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
|Miami, Florida, United States, 33136 |
University of Miami
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
||Mark S Nash, PhD
||University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
No publications provided
||Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., FACSM, Professor, University of Miami
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||September 16, 2010
||July 21, 2014
||United States: Institutional Review Board
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 11, 2014
Spinal Cord Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System