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Far Infrared Treatment for Kidney Diseases

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2009 by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc. Identifier:
First received: January 11, 2008
Last updated: January 2, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
Renal failure or kidney failure is a situation in which the kidneys fail to function adequately. It is divided into acute and chronic forms; either form may be due to a large number of other medical problems.

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Failure
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study to Examine the Use of Far Infrared Radiation for Renal Failure.

Further study details as provided by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Kidney Function Improvement [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Causes of Mortality [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: February 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Far Infrared Radiation
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
Far Infrared Radiation for 30 to 40 minutes per session.

Detailed Description:

There are many causes of chronic kidney disease. The most common cause is diabetes mellitus. Acute renal failure is a rapidly progressive loss of renal function, generally characterized by body fluids disturbances and electrolyte derangement.

It is believed that far infrared radiation of the central nervous system, the endocrine system and the kidneys will help in the management of renal failure and a possible cure.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • People with kidney diseases

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00599391

Canada, Ontario
The Centre for Incurable Diseases
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5
Sponsors and Collaborators
GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Study Chair: Ken Nedd, M.D. GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Study Director: Kwasi Donyina, Ph.D. GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Kwasi Donyina/Founder and President, GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc. Identifier: NCT00599391     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GAAD-RF-CTP1
Study First Received: January 11, 2008
Last Updated: January 2, 2009

Keywords provided by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017