Characterization of Macroprolactinemia

Kansai Medical University (Other)
Overall Status
Completed ID

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

The purpose of this study is to clarify the nature of macroprolactin which has recently been highlighted because of the high prevalence and a diagnostic pitfall of hyperprolactinemia. The results of this study are beneficial for the patients to whom unnecessary medications and unnecessary radiological examinations have been performed.

We used the remained serum samples taken for routine prolactin determination during the past several years. Since the blood was basically taken to examine the causes of hyperprolactinemia and only remained serum samples were used for this study, the Ethics Committee of Kobe City General Hospital judged that it was not required to obtain approval number.

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase

    Study Design

    Study Type:
    Observational Model:
    Defined Population
    Time Perspective:
    Study Start Date :
    Jan 1, 2005
    Study Completion Date :
    Dec 1, 2006

    Outcome Measures

    Primary Outcome Measures

      Eligibility Criteria


      Ages Eligible for Study:
      N/A and Older
      Sexes Eligible for Study:
      Inclusion Criteria:
      • Clinical diagnosis of hyperprolactinemia

      Contacts and Locations


      Site City State Country Postal Code
      1 Kansai Medical University Osaka Japan 570-8506

      Sponsors and Collaborators

      • Kansai Medical University


      • Study Chair: Naoki Hattori, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, Kansai Medical University

      Study Documents (Full-Text)

      None provided.

      More Information


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      Responsible Party:
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      Other Study ID Numbers:
      • KK-2007-1
      First Posted:
      Feb 16, 2007
      Last Update Posted:
      Feb 16, 2007
      Last Verified:
      Feb 1, 2007
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      Study Results

      No Results Posted as of Feb 16, 2007