Malnutrition and Inflammation in Dialysis Patients in Taiwan
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00173823|
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
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|
|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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|National Taiwan University Hospital and collegues||Recruiting|
|Contact: Chih-Kang Chiang, MD +886-23123456 ext 3921 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Chih-Kang Chiang, MD||National Taiwan University Hospital|