Clinical and Molecular Investigations Into Ciliopathies
|First Received Date ICMJE||September 10, 2003|
|Last Updated Date||May 1, 2013|
|Start Date ICMJE||September 2003|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00068224 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Clinical and Molecular Investigations Into Ciliopathies|
|Official Title ICMJE||Clinical and Molecular Investigations Into Ciliopathies|
This study will evaluate patients ciliopathies. People with ciliopathies develop fibrocystic disease of the kidneys and liver, retinal degeneration, obesity, structural and functional defects of the central nervous system and the eyes, abnormal bone growth, abnormal sidedness of internal organs and polydactyly. The goal of the study is to better understand the medical complications of these disorders and identify characteristics that can help in the design of new treatments....
Human diseases caused by defects of the primary cilium (ciliopathies) are a group of distinct disorders with overlapping features. Clinical features of ciliopathies include fibrocystic disease of the kidneys and liver, retinal degeneration, obesity, structural and functional defects of the central nervous system and the eyes, abnormal bone growth, abnormal sidedness of internal organs and polydactyly. Human ciliopathies characterized by variable combinations of these features include autosomal recessive (ARPKD) and dominant (ADPKD) polycystic kidney diseases, nephronophthisis (NPHP), Joubert syndrome and related disorders (JSRD), Bardet-Biedl (BBS), Meckel-Gruber (MKS), Oral-Facial-Digital-type 1 (OFD1), and Alstrom syndromes (AS) and skeletal disorders such as Jeune syndrome (JS) and cleidocranial dysplasia. ARPKD, the most common pediatric ciliopathy, is characterized by cystic degeneration of the kidneys and congenital hepatic fibrosis of the liver. JSRD are a heterogenous group of syndromes characterized by a distinctive cerebellar and brainstem malformation (molar tooth sign), intellectual disability, abnormal eye movements, and abnormal respiratory pattern in infancy. Other common features seen in subsets of JSRD patients include, fibrocystic renal disease, congenital hepatic fibrosis, retinal degeneration, retinal colobomas, occipital encephalocele, and polydactyly. AS and BBS are ciliopathies characterized by obesity and retinal degeneration and hepatorenal disease in most cases. BBS patients also exhibit postaxial polydactyly, cognitive impairment, male hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism and female genitourinary malformations. Additional features in AS include metabolic syndrome associated with insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia, cardiomyopathy and sensorineural deafness. OFD-I is characterized by polycystic kidney disease and oral, digital and brain anomalies including cerebellar hypoplasia with or without Dandy- Walker malformation. JS is a skeletal ciliopathy characterized by small thorax, short- limbed short stature, fibrocystic renal disease and retinal degeneration. The frequency and characteristics and natural history of specific organ/system disease in ciliopathies are either unknown or poorly defined, mostly because of the limited data available from retrospective reports of small numbers of patients.
In this protocol, we will evaluate up to 500 children and adults with various ciliopathies with special emphasis on delineating the characteristics of individual organ system involvement including kidney, liver, eye, central nervous system and bone disease and metabolic derangements associated with obesity/insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome. We will perform mutation analysis of the related ciliopathy genes as needed. Routine outpatient evaluations will last 4-5 days and follow up visits will occur approximately every 1-2 years. This protocol will provide longitudinal information regarding progression of individual organ system disease in a large cohort of ciliopathy patients, and will elucidate genotype-phenotype correlations. The protocol will also allow the investigators to acquire sufficient expertise in relatively common ciliopathies such as ARPKD, JSRD and AS to design therapeutic interventions for specific organ diseases in the future.
|Study Type ICMJE||Observational|
|Study Design ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Not Provided|
|Study Population||Not Provided|
|Intervention ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Group/Cohort (s)||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Recruiting|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||500|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
This protocol will enroll children and adults who carry a clinical diagnosis of ARPKD, CHF, JSRD, BBS, OFD or AS and who has either PKD/NP spectrum of changes in the kidneys or CHF/Caroli's syndrome of the liver. This might rarely include adults who are unable to give informed consent.
Among patients who have received a kidney or liver allograft, those with stable graft function and without severe transplant-related complications are eligible for enrollment. Patients and their parents/legal guardians must be willing to come to the NIH Clinical Center for admission annually.
Infants under 6 months of age.
Medically fragile patients who require frequent hospitalizations due to complications of end-stage renal disease (uncontrolled hypertension, severe electrolyte imbalances) or hepatic disease (current variceal bleeding, overt encephalopathy, intractable recurrent cholangitis).
|Ages||6 Months to 80 Years|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00068224|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||030264, 03-HG-0264|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||February 2013|
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