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Plasmapheresis for Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD)/Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) (NFD)

This study has been terminated.
(Insufficient recruitment)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01078987
First Posted: March 2, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 21, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Loma Linda University
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the pathophysiology of nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD)/nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF).

Condition Intervention Phase
Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Procedure: Plasmapheresis Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Use of Plasmapheresis for Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD)/Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) and Understanding Its Etiology

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Further study details as provided by Loma Linda University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improve elasticity of skin, including increased range of motion of compromised joints due to leathery skin [ Time Frame: Assessed two weeks after each monthly course of plasmapheresis ]

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: February 2002
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Group 1
One to three 5-day course of plasma exchange (plasmapheresis)
Procedure: Plasmapheresis
A course of 5 daily treatments of plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) for one to three courses
Active Comparator: Group 2
One to three 5-day course of plasma exchange (plasmapheresis)
Procedure: Plasmapheresis
A course of 5 daily treatments of plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) for one to three courses
No Intervention: Group 3
No intervention taken
Active Comparator: Group 4
One to three 5-day course of plasma exchange (plasmapheresis)
Procedure: Plasmapheresis
A course of 5 daily treatments of plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) for one to three courses

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosed with NFD/NSF following a kidney transplant
  • diagnosed with NFD/NSF following a liver transplant
  • NFD/NSF and who have not had a kidney or liver transplant
  • diagnosed with NFD/NSF and who have not had a kidney or liver transplant
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01078987


Locations
United States, California
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, California, United States, 92354
Sponsors and Collaborators
Loma Linda University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pedro Baron, MD Loma Linda University Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Loma Linda University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01078987     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 51018
First Submitted: February 5, 2010
First Posted: March 2, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 21, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014

Keywords provided by Loma Linda University:
Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD)
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fibrosis
Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy
Skin Diseases
Pathologic Processes