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Cohort Study Comparing Short Daily Hemodialysis (HD) With Conventional HD

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00182156
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2008 by McMaster University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 17, 2008
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Information provided by:
McMaster University

Brief Summary:
This study is examining the effects of short daily hemodialysis on platelet function, fluid volume control, arterial stiffness and patient quality of life, as compared to conventional hemodialysis.

Condition or disease
End-Stage Renal Disease Thrombocytopathy Cardiovascular Diseases

Detailed Description:
Bleeding is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end stage renal disease. A major cause of uremic bleeding is due to platelet dysfunction. It has been theorized that in renal failure, toxins accumulate, some of which inhibit primary hemostasis. All aspects of normal platelet function are affected. Platelet function has previously been difficult to quantify but recently a novel test, the platelet function analyzer (PFA-100) has been determined to be both sensitive and specific in assessing platelet function. Conventional hemodialysis (CHD) has been shown to partially correct thrombocytopathy. Enhanced uremic clearance can now be attained through the use of short daily hemodialysis (SDHD). Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of mortality in dialysis patients, accounting for 40% of deaths. Volume overload is associated with high blood pressure, left ventricular hypertrophy and elevated markers of inflammation and these factors have been associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. SDHD has been shown to control blood pressure and limit volume expansion. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) has been used to assess arterial compliance and reduction of arterial elasticity of large and small arteries which have been associated with cardiovascular outcomes.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Cohort Study Examining the Effects of Short Daily Hemodialysis As Compared to Conventional Hemodialysis in Outpatients Treated at St Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton
Study Start Date : October 2004
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2008

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Dialysis
U.S. FDA Resources

conventional HD
short daily HD

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Short daily HD v PD v conventional HD

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is enrolled in short daily hemodialysis program
  • Patient is minimum of 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is unable to consent due to language barrier
  • Patient is unable to consent due to cognitive difficulties
  • Patient refuses consent

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00182156

Canada, Ontario
St. Joseph's Healthcare
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 4A6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Principal Investigator: Azim Gangji, MD Clinical Scholar, Medicine
Principal Investigator: Catherine M Clase, MD Associate Professor, Medicine

Responsible Party: Dr Azim Gangji, McMaster University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00182156     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Nephrology Divisional Funds
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008

Keywords provided by McMaster University:
platelet function analyzer
pulse wave velocity
end stage renal disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Blood Platelet Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Hematologic Diseases