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Effect of Zinc Suplementation on Serum Hemosystein Level in Hemodialysis Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01101217
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 9, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 9, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to study the effect of zinc supplementation in end stage renal failure on hemocystein level.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
End Stage Renal Failure Drug: Zinc Supplement Drug: placebo

Detailed Description:
hemocystein increased in end stage renal failure and zinc involved in hemocystein metabolism thus zinc supplementation may be effective on hemocystein level.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : February 2009
Study Completion Date : September 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Kidney Failure
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: placebo
placebo for 6 weeks
Drug: placebo
placebo daily for 6 weeks
Active Comparator: zinc
zinc sulfate 220 mg per day orally for 6 weeks
Drug: Zinc Supplement
in 50 patients zinc sulfate 220 mg per day orally for 6 weeks

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. decreased hemocystein level [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • hemodialysis for 3 months
  • older than 18 years old
  • serum level of zinc less than 72.6 microgram/ l in men and less than 70 microgram/ l in female

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute renal failre
  • malabsorption
  • history of steroid or cytotoxic consumption
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01101217

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Shiraz University Hemodialysis Center
Shiraz,, Fars, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 098
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
More Information

Responsible Party: Office of Vice Chancellor for research in Shiraz UMS, Shiraz University of Medical Science
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01101217     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4542
First Posted: April 9, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 9, 2010
Last Verified: January 2009

Keywords provided by Shiraz University of Medical Sciences:
hemocystein zinc renal failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Trace Elements
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs