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A Pilot Study of Fish Oil Supplementation in Hemodialysis Patients

This study has been completed.
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Indiana University Identifier:
First received: March 27, 2006
Last updated: October 15, 2007
Last verified: October 2007
The main goal of this study is to determine whether the American Heart Association-recommended fish oil dose is efficacious, safe, and tolerable in hemodialysis patients. The secondary objective is to test the effects of fish oil supplementation on inflammatory and cardiovascular markers.

Condition Intervention
End-Stage Renal Disease Patients on Hemodialysis Drug: Fish oil capsules Drug: matched placebo capsules

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Fish Oil Supplementation in Hemodialysis Patients

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Further study details as provided by Indiana University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine whether AHA-recommended fish oil therapy beneficially affects the pro-inflammatory/anti-inflammatory blood fatty acid balance

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To test the safety and tolerability of fish oil therapy in hemodialysis patients
  • To measure the effects of fish oil treatment on cardiovascular and inflammatory risk factors

Estimated Enrollment: 27
Study Start Date: April 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 82 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Age <18
  2. Pregnant individuals
  3. Fish oil or omega-3 supplementation in past 6 months
  4. Fish, corn, soybean, gelatin, or vanilla allergies
  5. Currently enrolled in a dietary or investigational drug study
  6. Life expectancy < 3 months
  7. Ongoing active illness requiring hospitalization
  8. Malabsorption syndromes
  9. Chronic heparin or coumadin anticoagulation (??)
  10. Active bleeding issues
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00308295

United States, Indiana
Indiana University Nephrology Clinics
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
VeteransAdministration Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Allon Friedman, MD Indiana University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00308295     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0512-13
Study First Received: March 27, 2006
Last Updated: October 15, 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017