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Disease Category: Healthy Patient Studies
Location: United States, NY
Vitamin D status in healthy infants in New York City
We are conducting a research study to determine if infants in New York are receiving enough vitamin D. Children who don’t receive enough vitamin D can develop a disease called rickets. Increased levels of serum alkaline phosphatase could indicate a risk for rickets. We would like to measure vitamin D levels and alkaline phosphatase in a mixture of infants who are breast fed or bottle fed, receiving or not receiving additional vitamin D supplements, because this will help us determine which babies might need supplements.
We are planning to recruit a total of 96 healthy 2-4 month old infants over a period of 1 year. If you agree to have your child participate in this study, we will ask you to answer a short (1page) questionnaire and then will arrange to obtain a 1 mL blood sample (1/5 of a teaspoon) for measurement of vitamin D and alkaline phosphatase.
There will be 1 visit that will be coordinated with a pediatric visit. As an appreciation for participating in the study a $25 gift card will be provided.
- Healthy 2-4 month old infants
Tulasi Ponnapakkam, PhD / Robert Gensure, MD, PhD / Ranjitha Katikaneni MBBS, Vitamin D Research Team
Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical & Translational Research
Pediatric Endocrinology Research Lab
Montefiore Medical Center
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
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