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Endocrine and Nutritional Assessment in B Thalassemia Major

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00456690
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 5, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Koren Ariel, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel

Brief Summary:

B Thalassemia patients developed short stature and low weight in spite no evident endocrine abnormalities. One hypothesis is that they developed some degree of malnutrition,then the purpose of this study is to assess the nutritional status before nutritional intervention and after one year. Siblings of the patients will serve as a control group.

BMI, lipid and endocrine profile and leptin levels will be analysed in the study group only.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Thalassemia Other: Nutritional recommendations Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The nutritionist will advice the patients about calories requirement and intake, balance diet and follow up the patients during the study period of one year. No special medicaments or drug therapy will be provided as part of the study protocol

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 133 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Endocrine and Nutritional Assessment in B Thalassemia Major - A Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : May 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Thalassemia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Thalassemia Mayor Patients
Other: Nutritional recommendations
Nutritional status assessment including complete endocrine and lipid laboratory profile and after one year of nutritional follow up a secondary assessment will be done

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. BMI [ Time Frame: 1 year study ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients above age 5 ys treated in the clinic.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00456690

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Pediatric Hematology Unit - HaEmek Medical Center
Afula, Israel, 18101
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
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Principal Investigator: Carina Levin, MD Pediatric Hematology Unit, Ha'Emek Medical Center
Study Director: Ariel Koren, MD Pediatric Hematology Unit - Ha'Emek Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Dr Koren Ariel, Head of Pediatric Hematology Unit and Pediatric Dpt B, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00456690    
Other Study ID Numbers: 5190906/2.EMC
First Posted: April 5, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019
Keywords provided by Dr Koren Ariel, HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Anemia, Hemolytic
Hematologic Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn