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Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) Reporting on Nephrology Referral Patterns by Internists

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00134797
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2005 by United States Naval Medical Center, San Diego.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 25, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 7, 2005
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
United States Naval Medical Center, San Diego

Brief Summary:
The addition of an estimate value of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) per Modification of Diet in Renal Disease [MDRD] (LEVEY) equation is being included and reported on all routine chemistry panels in the experimental group. The control group is only having serum creatinine, the current standard of care, reported on routine chemistry panels.

Condition or disease
Chronic Kidney Disease

Detailed Description:
All patients already referred to or being followed by nephrologists were excluded. Inclusion criteria were all patients in the Internal Medicine clinic at NMCSD who were sent to the lab to obtain routine chemistry panels for follow up by their primary care providers. The primary outcome is increased referral to nephrology in accordance with NKF K/DOQI guidelines if GFR values are reported on routine chemistry panels. Key secondary outcomes are Primary Care Provider knowledge of NKF K/DOQI guidelines, specifically when patients with chronic kidney disease need to be referred to a nephrologist for further evaluation.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 1500 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Effect of MDRD GFR Reporting on Nephrology Referral Patterns by Internists
Study Start Date : February 2005
Study Completion Date : February 2006




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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients in the Internal Medicine Clinic at Naval Medical Center, San Diego (NMCSD) who were sent to the lab to obtain follow up by their primary care providers.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All patients referred to or being followed by nephrologists.

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Contacts
Contact: Heather J Miller, M.D. HJMiller1@nmcsd.med.navy.mil

Locations
United States, California
Naval Medical Center San Diego Recruiting
San Diego, California, United States, 92134
Contact: Heather J Miller, M.D.       HJMiller1@nmcsd.med.navy.mil   
Principal Investigator: Heather J Miller, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
United States Naval Medical Center, San Diego
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Heather J Miller, M.D. United States Naval Medical Center, San Diego

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00134797     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CIP #S-04-058
First Posted: August 25, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 7, 2005
Last Verified: August 2005

Keywords provided by United States Naval Medical Center, San Diego:
GFR
serum creatinine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency