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Iron Supplementation of Lead-exposed Infants

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00374790
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 11, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 15, 2018
Thrasher Research Fund
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cornell University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of iron (12.5 mg as ferrous sulfate) and placebo given for 6 months in preventing the elevation of blood lead concentration in children 6-9 months of age.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lead Toxicity Drug: Ferrous sulfate Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Pilot Study to Determine the Efficacy of Iron Supplementation in Preventing the Elevation of Blood Lead Concentrations in Young Children
Study Start Date : October 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Iron

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of blood lead concentrations > 10 mcg/dL
  2. Mean hemoglobin concentration
  3. Mean zinc protoporphyrin concentration

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Anthropometry
  2. Oxidative stress

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 18 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infants included if gestational age >36 weeks, birth weight > 2500g, no chronic illness, blood lead concentration <10 mcg/dL, hemoglobin >9 g/dL, zinc protoporphyrin >90 mmol/mol heme
  • Mothers included if 18 years or older

Exclusion criteria:

  • Hemoglobin >11.5 g/dL

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00374790

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Clinic for Environmnetal Contaminants
Montevideo, Uruguay
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cornell University
Thrasher Research Fund
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Principal Investigator: Katarzyna Kordas, PhD Cornell University
Study Chair: Rebecca J Stoltzfus, PhD Cornell University
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Responsible Party: Cornell University Identifier: NCT00374790    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0604015
First Posted: September 11, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 15, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Keywords provided by Cornell University:
Lead toxicity