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The Effect of Proton Pump Inhibitors on Calcium and Bone Metabolism

2014-08-27 03:13:04 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This prospective, single-blind, matched controlled study aims to evaluate the effect of proton pump inhibitors on biochemical markers of calcium and bone metabolism in an effort to establish additional biological plausibility for the apparent association between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and osteoporosis-related fractures.

Young males (age 18-45 years), who are either healthy volunteers, or who complain of daily or frequent heartburn but are otherwise healthy, will be recruited and enrolled in the study. Patients with heartburn will be assigned to the intervention group and will be assigned to take a PPI for three months. Healthy volunteers will be matched by age to patients in the intervention group and will act as the control group. 70 patients will be enrolled in total. Blood studies for all subjects will be taken at 0, 1 and 3 months to test for various biochemical markers of calcium and bone metabolism, which act as surrogate markers of calcium absorption and bone remodeling.

Levels of biochemical markers in the two groups will be compared using two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Changes in biochemical parameters within a group will be assessed using repeated measures ANOVA.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label

Conditions

Calcium Metabolism Disorders

Intervention

Rabeprazole or Esomeprazole or Lanzoprazole

Location

American University of Beirut - Medical Center
Beirut
Lebanon

Status

Recruiting

Source

American University of Beirut Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:04-0400

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