Hormonal Changes in Early Pregnancy
|First Received Date ICMJE||June 19, 2006|
|Last Updated Date||April 12, 2013|
|Start Date ICMJE||January 2005|
|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 NCT00340028 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||Hormonal Changes in Early Pregnancy|
|Official Title ICMJE||Hormonal Changes in Early Pregnancy: Pilot Study to Evaluate Stored Urine Specimens|
This study will analyze hormones in early pregnancy. Hormonal changes in early pregnancy reflect the quality of implantation in the uterus of the fertilized egg, the function of the corpus luteum (mass of hormone-secreting tissue that forms immediately after ovulation) and placenta, and the health of the embryo. It will determine the following:
Stored urine specimens collected from women who participated in the North Carolina Early Pregnancy Study in the 1980s will be used for this study. In addition, to evaluate the quality of the stored samples, new specimens will be collected from women currently enrolled in the University of North Carolina's Right from the Start study. Candidates must be white women not of Latino or Hispanic origin who are between 25 and 35 years of age and who are planning to become pregnant within a few months' time. They must be non-smokers, have regular menstrual cycles, no known fertility problems and no major chronic disease.
Urine specimens are analyzed for hormone levels and other changes in early pregnancy that can be measured in urine. Women providing new urine specimens do the following:
The pre-pregnancy part of the study lasts through no more than three consecutive menstrual cycles. Participants who do not become pregnant after three menstrual cycles end the study at that time.
The pregnancy part of the study lasts about 5 weeks.
Urine samples are analyzed for hormones such as human chorionic gonadotropin, estrone-3-glucuronide, and pregnanedrol glucuronide. White blood cells are stored for DNA to study such things as genes controlling hormone metabolism.
Daily first morning urine specimens were collected throughout the first 8-9 weeks of 151 clinical pregnancies. These specimens are now approximately 20 years in storage, and the stability of markers of placental and corpus luteum function are not known. We will collect new urine specimens for 20 pregnancies to serve as a reference to evaluate the quality of those stored samples.
|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|
|Publications *||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||Active, not recruiting|
|Estimated Enrollment ICMJE||80|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
We will recruit from the pre-pregnancy participants in the Right From the Start UNC study entitled, Consequences and Course of Uterine Fibroid in Pregnancies.
The women will be selected to be similar to the majority of women in the NC-EPS because we need to have a comparable sample of women in order to best compare hormone levels.
Entry requirements will be:
white (including Hispanic and latino), age 25-35, regular menstrual cycles, nonsmoker (i.e., no smoking in past year), no major chronic disease, no known fertility problems, no more than 3 months of trying for this current pregnancy.
|Ages||25 Years to 35 Years|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00340028|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||999905087, 05-E-N087|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||April 2013|
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