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Arterial Stiffness, Wave Reflections and Renal Failure

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen Identifier:
First received: July 19, 2006
Last updated: November 3, 2010
Last verified: November 2010
  1. Cardiovascular risk is high in patients with renal failure.
  2. Cross-sectional studies have indicated a relationship between arterial stiffness and renal function. However, there are no prospective longitudinal studies in the literature.
  3. In dialysis patients, arterial stiffness as well as wave reflections, predict mortality. However, there are no data on patients with mild-to-moderate renal impairment available.
  4. Therefore, we designed a study to test the hypothesis that: a) measures of arterial stiffness and wave reflections predict the progression of renal impairment in patients with mild-to-moderate renal failure; and b) measures of arterial stiffness and wave reflections predict cardiovascular events in patients with mild-to-moderate renal failure

Chronic Renal Failure Arterial Stiffness Arterial Wave Reflections

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Observational Study on the Prognostic Significance (Renal and Cardiovascular) of Arterial Stiffness and Arterial Wave Reflections in Patients With Mild to Moderate Renal Impairment

Further study details as provided by Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • renal endpoint
    doubling serum creatinine, need for dialysis, renal transplantation

Enrollment: 115
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients with chronic renal failure

Inclusion Criteria:

  • chronic renal failure patients (KDOQI III, IV) undergoing regular control visits at our nephrology department
  • > 19 years
  • written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • atrial fibrillation
  • valvular heart disease
  • severely impaired systolic function
  • no informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00354588

Cardiology and Nephrology Department Klinikum Wels
Wels, Austria, 4600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen
Principal Investigator: Thomas Weber, MD Cardiology Department, Klinikum Wels, Austria
Principal Investigator: Manfred Wallner, MD Nephrology Department, Klinikum Wels, Austria
  More Information

Responsible Party: Thomas Weber, MD, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen Identifier: NCT00354588     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WelsEK 206
Study First Received: July 19, 2006
Last Updated: November 3, 2010

Keywords provided by Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen:
chronic renal failure
arterial stiffness
arterial wave reflections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on August 23, 2017