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"It is a Real" The First Baby Of Autologous Stem Cell Therapy in Premature Ovarian Failure

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 26, 2015
Last Update Posted : February 26, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Edessy Mahmoud, Al-Azhar University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this work is to evaluate the therapeutic potential of Autologous Mesenchymal sc (MSC) therapy in women suffering from POF.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Premature Ovarian Failure Biological: Stem cell Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Stem cells (sc) are the foundation cells for every organ, tissue and cell in the body. They are self sustaining and can replicate themselves for long periods of time. They have the remarkable potential to develop in many different cell types in the body. Premature ovarian failure (POF) is the loss of ovarian function in women less than 40 years. It is associated with sex steroid deficiency, amenorrhea, infertility, and elevated serum gonadotropins. This work aimed to evaluate the therapeutic potential of Autologous Mesenchymal sc (MSC) transplantation in women suffering from POF. Out of 112 high risk patients for POF, 10 cases were diagnosed as POF. The ten POF patients were scheduled for MSC transplantation at Al- Azhar University Hospitals. MSC preparation from the bone marrow of the iliac crest was laparoscopically injected in the ovaries. Endometrial fractional biopsy is histopathologically (HP) and Immunohistochemically (IH) stained and evaluated according to Edessy stem cells score (ESS) (1).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 112 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: "It is a Real" The First Baby Of Autologous Stem Cell Therapy in Premature Ovarian Failure
Study Start Date : March 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Stem Cell therapy in POF
POF cases were evaluated hormonally, HP and IH using ESS. Autologous MSC were prepared and laparoscopically transplanted.
Biological: Stem cell
Out of 112 high risk patients for POF diagnosis was established in 10 cases. Endometrial fractional biopsy was taken, stained with H&E stain and by Immunohistochemical (IH) staining by stem cell marker OCT4. IH expression of stem cell was evaluated before and after transplantation according to Edessy Stem Cell Scoring (ESS). After laparoscopic injection of stem cell sample in the ovaries, participants were followed up monthly for a period of one year by hormonal (FSH, LH and E2), clinical (resuming menstruation and pregnancy), US (folliculometry), histopathological (HP), and IH expression of stem cell (stem cell positivity and scoring according to ESS).
Other Names:
  • - Edessy Stem cell Score.
  • - Laparoscopic stem cell transplantation.
  • - Hormonal Analysis
  • - Ultrasonic evaluation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of cases go through menstruation, pregnancy and labour after stem cell transplantation in POF. [ Time Frame: 128 weeks ]
    Cases underwent sc transplantation were followed up for occurrence of menstruation and pregnancy.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Post-menarche female less than 40 years old.
  • Normal karyotyping female.
  • Primary ovarian failure females
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) more than or equal to 20 IU/L.
  • Agree to sign the designed consent for the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Autoimmune diseases.
  • Breast cancer, ovarian cancer.
  • Hypersensitivity to any Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs.
  • Those with major medical problems such as malignancy, hepatitis, etc.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02372474

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Al Azhar University
Cairo, Egypt
Sponsors and Collaborators
Al-Azhar University
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Principal Investigator: Mahmoud Edessy, Professor Al-Azhar University
Study Chair: Hala N Hosni, Professor Cairo University
Study Chair: Yousef Shdy, MD Al-Azhar University
Study Chair: Syed Bkry, MD Al-Azhar University
Study Chair: Medhat Kamel, Msc Al-Azhar University
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Responsible Party: Edessy Mahmoud, Professor, Al-Azhar University Identifier: NCT02372474    
Other Study ID Numbers: M Edessy
First Posted: February 26, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 26, 2015
Last Verified: February 2015
Keywords provided by Edessy Mahmoud, Al-Azhar University:
stem cell therapy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Premature Birth
Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
Menopause, Premature
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases