Effects of Endometriosis on Bone Mineral Density
|First Received Date ICMJE||February 11, 2006|
|Last Updated Date||February 12, 2009|
|Start Date ICMJE||February 2006|
|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 NCT00291278 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||Effects of Endometriosis on Bone Mineral Density|
|Official Title ICMJE||The Effects of Endometriosis on Bone Mineral Density|
This study will compare bone mass in women with a history of endometriosis, a disease in which the lining of the uterus grows on nearby tissues, to that of women who have not had endometriosis. Endometriosis may be treated with medication or surgery, or both. Because uterine tissue grows more when estrogen levels are high, medical treatment is designed to lower estrogen. Decreased estrogen, however, is often associated with weak bones and hot flashes. Also, women with endometriosis may have lower bone density as a consequence of their disease. This study will look at bone density in these women, particularly to see if areas other than the lower back may be affected.
Regularly menstruating women between 40 and 50 years old, with or without a history of endometriosis, may be eligible for this study. Candidates are screened by telephone; women with endometriosis are asked to provide documentation of their endometriosis before beginning the study.
Study participants undergo the following tests and procedures:
After peaking in the third decade, bone mineral density (BMD) decreases slowly over time, with a more dramatic short-term decline at the time of menopause. Because of the association with osteoporosis and fracture, evaluation of BMD at the time of menopause is recommended, as is identification and treatment of any reversible causes of bone mineral loss. Most studies of women with endometriosis have shown no change or decreased BMD, while rats with induced endometriosis had a marked decrease in BMD. Often, studies in women did not control for factors that are known to affect bone density such as body mass index (BMI), exercise, or calcium intake. To address the question of whether endometriosis is associated with a change in BMD, we previously matched healthy volunteers and endometriosis patients for age, race, BMI, exercise level and calcium intake and compared BMD in the two groups. We found a decrease in BMD in women aged 40 - 50 who had a history of endometriosis, in comparison to women who did not have such a history. This study will expand that experience by studying more women aged 40 - 50 years with a history of endometriosis and matching them to women of the same race with similar age and BMI, who do not have a history of endometriosis. Participants will fill out a questionnaire about their medical, exercise and dietary history and will provide a single blood sample. A bone density study will be done and results will be made available to the participants.
|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||Completed|
|Completion Date||February 2009|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
Women will be matched by ethnicity, by BMI within 5 kg/M(2), and by age (at the time of DEXA) in two groups: 40 - 45 years and 45 - 50 years.
Women who are pregnant or lactating or who have abnormalities in the medical history or screening laboratory tests that might contribute to abnormal BMD (e.g. hypercalcemia, renal failure) will not be enrolled
We will not include women who currently or have previously taken medications known to affect bone mineral density (e.g. thyroid hormone suppression, supraphysiologic glucocorticoids, GnRH, dilantin) or those that suggest menstrual abnormalities (fertility drugs), but we will consider other prescription drug use on a case-by-case basis.
|Ages||40 Years to 50 Years|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||Yes|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00291278|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||060091, 06-CH-0091|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Investigators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||February 2009|
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