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Insulin Sensitivity and Substrate Metabolism in Patients With Cushing's Syndrome

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: NCT00682084
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Recruitment problems)
First Posted : May 22, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 22, 2017
Aarhus University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aarhus

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect og chronic elevated levels of cortisol on metabolism and insulin sensitivity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cushing's Syndrome Insulin Resistance Procedure: Surgery

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Insulin Sensitivity and Substrate Metabolism in Patients With Cushing's Syndrome Before and After Surgical Treatment
Study Start Date : April 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2016

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients recently diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome
Procedure: Surgery
Surgical removal of either a pituitary or ectopic ACTH producing tumor or an adrenal tumor

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Insulin sensitivity [ Time Frame: Before and after treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Glucose tolerance, QoL, body composition, intrahepatic and intramyocellular fat, substrate metabolism. [ Time Frame: Before and after treatment ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Whole blood, serum, muscle samples, fat samples

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients recently diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome, recruited from the clinic.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written consent
  • Age between 18 and 70
  • Diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Suspected malignancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00682084

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Department of Endocrinology
Aarhus C, Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Aarhus University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Jens Otto L. Jørgensen, Professor MD Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Endocrinology
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Responsible Party: University of Aarhus Identifier: NCT00682084    
Other Study ID Numbers: MM-ISC-20070131
First Posted: May 22, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 22, 2017
Last Verified: December 2014
Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
Cushing's syndrome
Glucose tolerance
Insulin sensitivity
Substrate metabolism
Body composition
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Insulin Resistance
Cushing Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Immune System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Adrenocortical Hyperfunction
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases