Malnutrition and Inflammation in Dialysis Patients in Taiwan

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 13, 2006
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National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:

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.

Condition or disease
Hemodialysis Hypercholesterolemia Malnutrition Inflammation Kidney Failure, Chronic

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 1500 participants
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
Study Start Date : June 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Malnutrition

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • On HD three times a week for more than 3 months (minimizing the confounding effects of residual renal function)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignancy;
  • Obvious infections or inflammatory diseases;
  • Preexisting haematological disorders; and,
  • Clinically significant bleeding, transfusion, hospitalization, surgery, or renal transplantation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00173823

National Taiwan University Hospital and collegues Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Chih-Kang Chiang, MD    +886-23123456 ext 3921   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Chih-Kang Chiang, MD National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT00173823     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461700840
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 13, 2006
Last Verified: August 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Pathologic Processes
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic