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The Efficacy of Color-Doppler Ultrasonography to Assess the Renal Blood Flow With the Estimation of GFR

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00470769
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2007 by University of Roma La Sapienza.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 8, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 8, 2007
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University of Roma La Sapienza

Brief Summary:
It is generally assumed that renal blood flow is symmetric in the absence of renal artery stenosis. The importance of studying the function of both kidneys separately is because it cannot be assumed that they are functionally equal.The aim of the present study is to evaluate whether this is really in patients with essential hypertension and/or moderate kidneys loss.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Hypertension Renal Failure Procedure: Color-Doppler Ultrasound, 99mTc-DTPA scintigraphy

Detailed Description:
To validate color Doppler ultrasonography of renal arteries for the assessment of renal blood flow (RBF), we comparing left and right RBF estimates and their sum (total RBF) by echo-Doppler with data obtained by 99mTc-DTPA scintigraphy in 50 patients with hypertension and/or moderate renal failure, compared with 30 normal control subjects.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 2006 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Color-Doppler Ultrasonography vs 99mTc-DTPA Scintigraphy to Assess the Renal Blood Flow
Study Start Date : September 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with hypertension
  • Patients with moderate renal insufficiency
  • Normal subjects

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with solitary kidney function
  • Patients with renal artery stenosis
  • Patients underwent renal angioplasty and stenting

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Contact: Rosario Cianci, MD +39335206441 ciancirosario@tin.it

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Giorgio Fuiano Recruiting
Catanzaro, Italy, 88020
University of Rome La Sapienza Recruiting
Roma, Italy, 00100
Contact: Rosario Cianci, MD    +39335206441    ciancirosario@tin.it   
Contact: Giorgio Fuiano, MD    +39 0961775360    gfuiano@libero.it   
Rosario Cianci Recruiting
Rome, Italy, 00100
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Roma La Sapienza
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Principal Investigator: Rosario Cianci, MD Department Of Clinic Medicine, Chair of Nephrology
Study Director: Giorgio Fuiano, MD University of Catanzaro
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00470769    
Other Study ID Numbers: CR-UR-00001
First Posted: May 8, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 8, 2007
Last Verified: May 2007
Keywords provided by University of Roma La Sapienza:
Color-Doppler Ultrasonography
Renal scintigraphy
Kidney failure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases