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Effects of Hemodialysis on the Sleep/Wake Cycle

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sandra B. Dunbar, RN, Emory University Identifier:
First received: April 16, 2007
Last updated: April 22, 2014
Last verified: May 2008
The purpose of this study is to test a novel application of an existing treatment - using col dialysate (often used to treat hypotension) as opposed to warm dialysate (standard treatment) during hemodialysis for its ability to stabilize the sleep/wake cycle of patients receiving this chronic treatment

Condition Intervention Phase
End Stage Renal Disease
Procedure: using cool versus warm dialysate during hemodialysis
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Hemodialysis on the Slee/Wake Cycle of Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis

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Further study details as provided by Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Polysomnographic measures of sleep [ Time Frame: At three time points over the nine month study period ]
  • Polysomnographic measures of daytime sleepiness [ Time Frame: At three time points over the nine month study period ]
  • Distal/proximal skin temperature gradient [ Time Frame: At three time points during the nine month study period ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Subjective measure of sleep quality [ Time Frame: Monthly during the nine month study period ]
  • Subjective measure of daytime sleepiness [ Time Frame: Monthly during the nine month study period ]
  • Subjective measure of mood [ Time Frame: Monthly during the nine month study period ]
  • Subjective measure of quality of life [ Time Frame: Monthly during the nine month study period ]
  • Subjective measure of functional health status [ Time Frame: Monthly during the nine month study period ]

Enrollment: 58
Study Start Date: April 2003
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All races
  • Cause of renal failures - diabetes, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, or polycystic kidney disease
  • Ability to read and write in English hemodialysis three times a week for at least 4 months
  • Clinically stable
  • KT/V > 1.0
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00460863

United States, Georgia
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Principal Investigator: Kathy P Parker, PhD Emory University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sandra B. Dunbar, RN, Principal Investigator, Emory University Identifier: NCT00460863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0602-2002
R01NR004340 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
72728732 ( Other Identifier: Other )
Study First Received: April 16, 2007
Last Updated: April 22, 2014

Keywords provided by Emory University:
daytime sleepiness

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Dialysis Solutions
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