Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention of An-Lo District, Keelung

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 26, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 6, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
iwenwu, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Brief Summary:

The prevalence and the incidence of the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are extremely high in Taiwan (1, 2). More than 45,000 patients are under renal replacement therapy in the year 2004 (2). The disease had not only caused a significant impact in personal life, but also a great burden on social security and government-run health insurance. However, despite this high prevalence, the awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in general population remains low (3, 4). The patients always come out too late for the intervention to slow down the progression of renal failure. Furthermore, most of them are not well prepared for the renal replacement therapy. The facts result in high mortality and morbidity in this specific population (5). It is mandatory to screen out and treat these patients early enough. However, these patients are deep into the community as the asymptomatic nature of CKD.

The major purpose of the study is to screen the community for the early CKD and provide the appropriate intervention at time. The study will collect the characteristic demographic epidemiological data and find out risk factors for CKD of this geographic area, provide multidisciplinary education of CKD and establish timely referral for appropriate nephrologist care for treatment and monitoring of complications.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Kidney Disease End Stage Renal Disease Death Behavioral: multidisciplinary predialysis education Phase 4

Detailed Description:
The project will be last for 3 years. We will start to screen the patients within the community to identify the CKD population. This population will randomized into two group (one group with standard nephrologist care and another group with standard nephrologist care plus multidisciplinary CKD education) to evaluate the effectiveness of CKD education on the progression of renal function. The primary end-point will be the doubling tine estimated GFR, development of end-stage renal disease and all cause mortality. The non-CKD group of community will also follow up for urine and blood test for renal function, to determine the incidence and risk factors of new-onset renal disease. The accomplishment of this study will retard renal progression, improve community health and establish a model in preventing the chronic kidney disease.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1500 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention of An-Lo District, Keelung.
Study Start Date : July 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Kidney Diseases

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: 1
Chronic kidney disease patient with standardized nephrology care
Active Comparator: 2
chronic kidney disease patient with multidisciplinary predialysis care
Behavioral: multidisciplinary predialysis education
teaching of renal knowledges, dietary support and recall of period medical visits
Other Name: MPE

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. reduction of estimated glomerular filtration rate by 50 % [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. death [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All CKD patients older than 18 y/o.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refusal to participate in the trial

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00644046

Division of Nephrology
Keelung, Taiwan, 204
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Principal Investigator: Iwen Wu, MD Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: iwenwu, Attending Physician, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Identifier: NCT00644046     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IWW-0001
First Posted: March 26, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 6, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012

Keywords provided by iwenwu, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital:
Chronic Kidney Disease
Cardiovascular disease

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