Change of Body Composition After Kidney Transplantation in Korea
The graft survival in kidney transplantation has been improving after the introduction of new immunosuppressive agents. Therefore, other complications after transplantation are concerned; one of those is obesity. Several factors are attributable to obesity in kidney transplant recipients.
The body composition such as fat mass and lean mass is important concept in overweight patients. Some studies have been conducted on the change of body composition in kidney transplants. However, all of them are studied among Caucasians or using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA).
In this study, the investigators plan to study the body composition among Asian kidney transplant recipients using the bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
- change of body composition [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 1/3/6/9/12 months after transplantation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]fat mass, lean mass
- weight, waist circumference [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 1/3/6/9/12 months after transplantation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- cholesterol, CRP [ Time Frame: 2 weeks, 1/3/6/9/12 months after transplantation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: None Retained
serum: total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, C-reactive protein (CRP)
|Study Start Date:||September 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Korea, Republic of|
|Seoul National University Hospital|
|Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 110-744|
|Study Chair:||Yon Su Kim, M.D., Ph.D.||Seoul National University Hospital|