• The Role of PTH in Low Bone Mass in Anorexia Nervosa
Are you a woman who has low body weight? Do you have anorexia nervosa?

The Neuroendocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking women with anorexia nervosa who are 30-70 years old and have osteoporosis for a research study. We are studying the use of a natural hormone as a treatment for bone loss.

The study includes a screening visit, seven outpatient visits over the course of six months, and an optional follow-up visit at least six months later.

Participants receive physical examinations, nutritional analyses, hormonal evaluations, blood tests, and measurements of bone density. Either a natural hormone or a placebo (contains no active ingredients) will be administered in the form of a daily injection. There is no cost for participation in the study, and participants will receive up to $725 compensation. Remuneration is not provided for the screening visit; however, parking and/or public transportation costs will be reimbursed for each visit to MGH.

For more information or to find out if you’re eligible to participate, please contact Spenser Wright at 617-724-5406 or swright15@partners.org. Those who are potentially interested in taking part in this research study are invited to fill out our online screening survey, available at https://redcap.partners.org/redcap/surveys/?s=yjCUYFZmMQ.
Institution  –  MGH - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Principal Investigator  – Pouneh Fazeli, MD
Enrollment Information
For further information about enrolling a patient in this trial, contact the person below.
Name  – Spenser M Wright, CRC
Phone  – 6177245406