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Removal of Uremic Toxins With Nocturnal Dialysis Versus Standard Dialysis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Ghent Identifier:
First received: October 3, 2008
Last updated: October 30, 2008
Last verified: October 2008
Dialysis patients, who decide to switch from standard dialysis (3 times 240-270 min/week) to nocturnal dialysis (3 times 480 min/week), will be followed. In parallel a control group with patients staying on standard dialysis will be followed. The study will last 30 weeks. During this period blood samples (pre- and post-dialysis: 10 times; inlet and outlet of dialyzer: 3 times) will be collected on predetermined time points. Concentration of several uremic retention solutes will be determined.

Condition Intervention
Chronic Renal Failure Procedure: Nocturnal dialysis Procedure: Standard dialysis

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Removal of Uremic Toxins With Nocturnal Dialysis Versus Standard Dialysis

Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Ghent:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate what is more effective for removal of uremic toxins - nocturnal versus standard dialysis? [ Time Frame: 30 weeks ]

Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: December 2005
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Nocturnal dialysis
Procedure: Nocturnal dialysis
Switch to nocturnal dialysis (3 times 480 min/week)
Active Comparator: 2
Standard dialysis
Procedure: Standard dialysis
Standard dialysis (3 times 240-270 min/week)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age > 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00766792

University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Principal Investigator: Raymond Vanholder, MD, PhD University Hospital, Ghent
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Raymond Vanholder, University Hospital Ghent Identifier: NCT00766792     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005/288
Study First Received: October 3, 2008
Last Updated: October 30, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic processed this record on September 21, 2017