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Study of Peritoneal/Bowel Morphology and Splanchnic Hemodynamics by Sonography, Doppler Ultrasound and Computed Tomography in CAPD Patients

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 National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: January 12, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2009
History: No changes posted
Use ultrasound and computed tomography to evaluate the condition of peritoneum(thickness, calcified, etc. )and correlate the relationship between the peritoneum and other clinical condition

Peritoneum Calcification Bowel Wall Calcification

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • peritoneal thickness, calcification, PET, glucose loading [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
peritoneal dialysis
peritoneal dialysis patient lasting for more than 3 months

Detailed Description:

The peritoneum after long-term peritoneal dialysis is inevitably associated with fibrosis, which further compromises the efficiency of dialysis and ultrafiltration, or even worse the development of encapsulating sclerosing peritonitis (EPS) and mortality. Transabdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography has been reported in the diagnosis of EPS. Until now, it remains a critical clinical issue to early diagnose thickening of peritoneum and preventing the formation of EPS. Transabdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography are convenient and non-invasive, and has been reported to detect the thickening of peritoneum in pediatric PD patients with a history of peritonitis.

Our recent published study confirmed the utility of transabdominal ultrasonography in the evaluation of parietal peritoneum in adult PD patients. In previous work, we examined and compared eighteen adult PD patients with PD duration of more than 7 years with other eighteen adult PD patients wit PD duration of less than 1 year. Our results indicated that sonographic thickness is associated with PD peritoneal transport characteristics but not with the duration of PD. This work was just published in Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation in year 2008. We believe that was the earliest published ultrasonographic study in adult PD patients.

This proposed study aims to extend from previous study by increasing examinee population to include all adult PD patients as a cross sectional observational study. We will utilize previously published sonographic examination method on PD patients (both B-mode and Doppler ultrasonography). We will collect the blood, urine and peritoneal effluent sample at the same time. We hope that through this large-scale survey we can elucidate more clearly the relationship between morphology and functional/transport characteristics of the parietal peritoneum during the natural course of renal replacement therapy with peritoneal dialysis. The results will form our basis of future longitudinal serial follow-ups for the adult PD patients. Besides, for those PD patients with suspected peritonitis, we will also perform non-invasive ultrasonographic examinations and collect relevant samples on the initial days of hospitalization in order to establish an "early predicting model" of severe, medical-refractory peritonitis by using transabdominal ultrasonography.

Peritoneum and bowel wall calcifications are found frequently in EPS, and although while pre-EPS stage. This study will utilize computed tomography to detect peritoneum and bowel calcifications in PD patients. We hope to found the relationship between calcification, peritoneum function, peritonitis frequency and future possibility of EPS.


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 90 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients received peritoenal dialysis more than 3 months

Inclusion Criteria:

  • peritoneal dialysis more than 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 1. pregnancy 2. received CT in recent 3 months
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00821405

Contact: Jenq-Wen Huang, MD +886-2-23123456 ext 63288

National Taiwan University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Jenq-Wen Huang, MD    +886-2-23123456 ext 63288   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jenq-Wen Huang, National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT00821405     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200808062R
Study First Received: January 12, 2009
Last Updated: January 12, 2009

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Number : 250~300 patients
Correlation between PET, glucose loading and peritoneal thickness/calcification

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on June 23, 2017