Diagnosis and Treatment of Pheochromocytoma
|First Received Date ICMJE||November 3, 1999|
|Last Updated Date||March 3, 2008|
|Start Date ICMJE||October 1988|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00001229 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Diagnosis and Treatment of Pheochromocytoma|
|Official Title ICMJE||Diagnosis and Treatment of Pheochromocytoma|
Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland. This tumor is typically benign (not cancerous) and can be cured by surgical removal. However, pheochromocytomas produce neurohormones called cateholamines (epinephrine and norepinephrine). High levels of catecholamines can result in high blood pressure, headaches, sweating, heart palpitations, nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. These tumors are considered dangerous because of their unpredictable behavior. Patients with pheochromocytoma may experience blood pressures high enough to cause a stroke or heart attack in patients.
This study is designed to take patients suspected of having pheochromocytoma and confirm the diagnosis. This will be done using a variety of laboratory tests including a clonidine suppression test and glucagon stimulation test. These tests use drugs that can stimulate or reduce the activity of the tumor if it is present in the body.
Once a diagnosis is confirmed, patients participating in this study will undergo standard procedures to find the exact location of the tumor and receive standard therapy for the condition.
Patients suspected of having a pheochromocytoma will be studied via a series of tests in an attempt to ascertain biochemically whether or not they really have such a tumor. These procedures will include a standard clonidine suppression test and a standard glucagon stimulation test. Once the diagnosis has been made on the basis of biochemistry, then localization and therapy will be done via standard procedures. Measurement of plasma metanephrines on mailed samples is available for physicians who seek further evidence for the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma.
|Study Type ICMJE||Observational|
|Study Design ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Not Provided|
|Study Population||Not Provided|
|Intervention ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Group/Cohort (s)||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Completion Date||January 2001|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
Patients of any age and either sex who are suspected of having a pheochromocytoma on the basis of one or more of the following: 1. hypertensive episodes in a normotensive subject, 2. abnormal levels of blood and/or urinary catecholamines or their metabolites, or 3. an otherwise unexplained abdominal mass.
Patients without any evidence of pheochromocytoma are excluded.
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||Yes|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00001229|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||880189, 88-H-0189|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Investigators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||November 1999|
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