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Frequency of Metabolic Syndrome in Down Syndrome Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 18, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 5, 2017
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Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to assess the frequency of metabolic syndrome in Down syndrome patients because the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and obesity is higher in individuals with Down syndrome than in the general population.

Condition or disease
Metabolic Syndrome X Down Syndrome

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 96 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Down Syndrome Patients
Actual Study Start Date : September 1, 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 21, 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 31, 2010

Patients with clinical and cytogenetics diagnosis of Down syndrome, between 7 - 24 years old.
Siblings of the same gender of the case, between 7-24 years old.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To asses the frequency of the metabolic syndrome among Down syndrome patients. Metabolic syndrome was defined by Adult Treatment Panel III criteria modified by Halley-Castillo. [ Time Frame: One year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate the insulin resistance and insulin sensitivity using the HOMA and QUICKY methods. [ Time Frame: One year ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole blood

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 24 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Community sample

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Down syndrome

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of congenital cardiac defects requiring open-heart surgery
  • History of gastroenterologic anomalies requiring bowel resection and/or ongoing medical intervention
  • History of leukemia or other cancer
  • History of hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00864461

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School of Medicine, University of Guanajuato
Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, 37320
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidad de Guanajuato

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Responsible Party: ALEJANDRO ERNESTO MACIAS HERNANDEZ, MD, Universidad de Guanajuato Identifier: NCT00864461     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 249-08
First Posted: March 18, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 5, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by ALEJANDRO ERNESTO MACIAS HERNANDEZ, Universidad de Guanajuato:
Down syndrome
Metabolic syndrome X
Insulin resistance
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Down Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Intellectual Disability
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Abnormalities, Multiple
Congenital Abnormalities
Chromosome Disorders
Genetic Diseases, Inborn