Malnutrition and Inflammation in Dialysis Patients in Taiwan
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
According to the reports of the United States Renal Data System (USRDS), there is a 25% annual mortality rate with nearly 50% of all reported maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patient deaths attributed to atherosclerosis-related complications. Although traditional risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are common in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, they alone may be insufficient to account for their high prevalence of CVD. Recent evidence demonstrated high plasma homocysteine levels have been established as a risk factor of chronic inflammation and atherosclerosis in patients with ESRD.
Malnutrition and inflammation was associated with poor quality of life, morbidity and mortality. We, the researchers at National Taiwan University Hospital, hope to establish the best predictive profile of HD patient outcome. Thus, we establish several protocols to complete this work.
Kidney Failure, Chronic
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
|Official Title:||Malnutrition and Inflammation in Taiwan: Prospective Outcome Evaluation Method (MIT-POEM) in Dialysis Patients|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00173823
|National Taiwan University Hospital and collegues|
|Principal Investigator:||Chih-Kang Chiang, MD||National Taiwan University Hospital|