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Lung Function Tests in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2009 by Bnai Zion Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : July 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2009
Information provided by:
Bnai Zion Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The investigators hypothesize that lung function would be adversely affected at the hypocaloric stage of adolescents suffering from anorexia nervosa.

Condition or disease
Anorexia Nervosa

Detailed Description:
Anorexia Nervosa in adolescents holds adverse effects on different body systems as the cardiovascular, central nervous, endocrine, bone and gastrointestinal systems. There is paucity of information regarding the adverse effects of this tenacious illness on the lungs of adolescents at the hypocaloric stage of their illness. Based on previous clinical observations we postulate that lung function tests would be adversely effected by the hypocaloric nutrition of adolescents with anorexia nervosa and that they may improve during short refeeding in an inpatient setting of a general pediatric ward. To examine our hypothesis we would check lung function by various parameters of adolescents suffering from AN and a control group of adolescents.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 15 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Lung Function Tests in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa
Study Start Date : September 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2009

Adolescents hospitalized for anorexia nervosa
Adolescent 12-18 years old, fulfilling the DSM IV criteria for anorexia nervosa, hospitalized for medical stabilization and/ or initiation of refeeding
Adolescents 12-18 years old without anorexia nervosa hospitalized for reasons other than those involving the respiratory system and with no underlying lung disease

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Lung function tests at admission of adolescents with anorexia nervosa [ Time Frame: On addmission to the pediatric ward ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Lung function tests at discharge of adolescents with anorexia nervosa [ Time Frame: On discharge from the pediatric ward ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adolescents 12-18 years old hospitalized to a pediatric ward

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescents with anorexia nervosa
  • Ability to preform lung function tests
  • Parents signing informed concent and adolescents signing informed ascent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A history of a lung disease
  • Intercurrent lung illness

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00942929

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Bnai Zion Medical Centre, Department of Pediatrics Recruiting
Haifa, Israel, 31048
Contact: Nogah C Kerem, MD    972-4-8359662   
Contact: Amir Kugelman, MD    972-4-8359559   
Principal Investigator: Nogah C Kerem, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bnai Zion Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Nogah Kerem, Bnai Zion Medical Centre Identifier: NCT00942929    
Other Study ID Numbers: 48/08
First Posted: July 21, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009
Keywords provided by Bnai Zion Medical Center:
anorexia nervosa
lung function tests
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anorexia Nervosa
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Mental Disorders