Establishment of Pediatric Genitourinary Urologic Blood, Tissue Urine, Serum and DNA Repository

Study ID
STU 032011-174

Cancer Related
No

Healthy Volunteers
No

Study Sites

  • Children’s Medical Center (Dallas, Plano, Southlake)
  • Clements University Hospital
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • UT Southwestern Ambulatory Services
  • Zale Lipshy University Hospital

Contact
Emma Sanchez
214/456-7974
EMMA.SANCHEZ@childrens.com

Principal Investigator
Linda Baker, M.D.

Summary

Patients of both sexes and all ethnic backgrounds will be included. The vast majority of patients will be in excellent overall health status with a genitourinary problem. However, a small minority of patients will be in poorer general health status due to the nature of their disease (for example, advanced cancer, birth defects). Criteria for exclusion of subjects do not apply to the tissue repository as a whole but may apply to a specific iRB-approved study drawn from the repository.

in cases where a positive family (history of disease) has been detected, the extended family of the proband will be invited to participate in the study. Minor patients will be included in the study only if legal guardians are capable of providing informed consent. Patients/guardians able to speak and read english and Spanish (with translators) are eligible for enrollment. Patients will be informed of the possible need for follow-up and/or future contact; this will occur only if consent is given. However, this will not be a prerequisite for enrollment.

Participant Eligibility


* Patients of both sexes and all ethnic backgrounds will be included.


* The vast majority of patients will be in excellent overall health status with a genitourinary problem.


* The ages will range from neonates to 99 years of age.


* In cases where a positive family history (history of disease) has been detected, the extended family of the probands will be invited to participate in the study.


* Minor patients will be included in the study only if legal guardians are capable of providing informed consent.