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Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H MRS) in Evaluating the Bone Marrow, Muscle and Adipose Tissue on Normal and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infected Subjects

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00172315
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: March 28, 2006
Last verified: August 2005

September 12, 2005
March 28, 2006
December 2003
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Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H MRS) in Evaluating the Bone Marrow, Muscle and Adipose Tissue on Normal and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infected Subjects
Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H MRS) in Evaluating the Bone Marrow, Muscle and Adipose Tissue on Normal and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infected Subjects, With Serial Follow-Up

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is commonly applied in medicine with 1H proton or 31-phosphorus spectra. The proton MRS is often used in evaluating the central nervous system and 31P MRS is used in muscular diseases or neoplasms. However, the proton MRS is also considered to be applied to the musculoskeletal system because of its profound amount of protons. Ballon used the STEAM technique, and Schick used the PRESS technique, to investigate the lipid and water spectra of the bone marrow and also correlated those with hematological diseases and post-treatment effects. Schellinger et al. used the STEAM sequence to calculate the lipid content of the vertebral bone marrow and found that it was influenced according to age and sex. The investigator had used the proton MRS to evaluate the lipid and water spectra of the femoral head and revealed its significance in predicting avascular necrosis of the femoral head. According to the above research literature, the investigators considered further investigation of the proton MRS in evaluating the musculoskeletal system.

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is commonly applied in medicine with 1H proton or 31-phosphorus spectra. The proton MRS is often used in evaluating the central nervous system and 31P MRS is used in muscular diseases or neoplasms. However, the proton MRS is also considered to be applied to the musculoskeletal system because of its profound amount of protons. Ballon used the STEAM technique, and Schick used the PRESS technique, to investigate the lipid and water spectra of the bone marrow and also correlated those with hematological diseases and post-treatment effects. Schellinger et al. used the STEAM sequence to calculate the lipid content of the vertebral bone marrow and found that it was influenced according to age and sex. The investigator had used the proton MRS to evaluate the lipid and water spectra of the femoral head and revealed its significance in predicting avascular necrosis of the femoral head. According to the above research literature, the investigators considered further investigation of the proton MRS in evaluating the musculoskeletal system.

Observational
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Lipodystrophy
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Normal volunteers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • AIDS patients with newly developed neoplasms
Both
20 Years to 70 Years
Yes
Taiwan
 
NCT00172315
9261701422
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National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Tiffany Ting-Fang Shih, M.D. Department of Medical Imaging, National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University Hospital
August 2005

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