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Determination of in Vivo Ultrafiltration Coefficient (KUF) in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

This study has been completed.
Labor Limbach, Heidelberg, Germany
Clin-Sol, Würzburg, Germany
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
B.Braun Avitum AG Identifier:
First received: April 15, 2010
Last updated: March 13, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine the in-vivo ultrafiltration coefficient for different sizes of xevonta High-Flux dialyzers following FDA guidelines.

Condition Intervention
Kidney Disease
Device: xevonta

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Evaluation of Performance and Safety Profile of Xevonta High Flux Dialyzer With Special Focus on Determination of in Vivo Ultrafiltration Coefficient in Patients With CKD

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Further study details as provided by B.Braun Avitum AG:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • in vivo KUF [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The objective of this study is to to determine in vivo KUF for three different sizes (1.2; 1.8 and 2.3 m^2) of xevonta High-Flux to compare obtained data with respective in vitro KUF data.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determination of removal rates [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Removal rates for urea, phosphate, creatinine, albumin, leptin and Beta2-microglobulin will be determined.

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: xevonta
    Patients will be treated with 3 different sizes of xevonta (2 weeks each size) for determination of in vivo KUF following "FDA Guidance for the Content of Premarket Notifications for Conventional and High Permeability Hemodialyzers". In addition blood samples will be collected for determination of removal rates of different small molecules and protein.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent obtained from patient or parents/ guardian.
  • Subject age >= 18
  • Effective blood flow 350 ml/min and dialysate flow of 500 ml/min
  • On hemodialysis for a minimum of 3 months
  • Use of Cimino- or Gore-tex shunts
  • Routine dialysis-treatment for 240 min
  • Documented dialysis adequacy parameter that has been stable for past 3 months
  • Plan to dialyze at participating hemodialysis centre for at least 3-months duration.
  • Free from any currently known unusual clotting or access problems
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) negative, documented within the past 90 days or Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) positive.
  • Anti Hepatitis C Virus (Anti-HCV) negative, documented within the past 90 days
  • Anti Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Anti HIV) negative, documented within the past 90 days
  • Hematocrit (HCT) between 25 and 40% or haemoglobin (Hb) not less than 8 g/dL, as documented 14 days prior to the first treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are unable to tolerate an effective blood flow of 350 ml/min
  • Patients using catheter for dialysis
  • Pregnant or nursing woman. Women of childbearing potential must agree to avoid pregnancy during the study period by use of hormonal contraception (implantable; patch; oral) and/ or double-barrier methods (any double combination of: IUD; condom with spermicidal gel; diaphragm; sponge; cervical cap)
  • Previous plan for extended absences from the participating hemodialysis centre
  • Expected to be transplanted (living related donor) within the maximum of 3 months for the study period
  • Any serious medical conditions or disability, which in the opinion of the investigator, would interfere with treatment or assessment or preclude completion of the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01111266

Georg-Haas Dialysezentrum der PHV
Gießen, Hessen, Germany, 35392
Sponsors and Collaborators
B.Braun Avitum AG
Labor Limbach, Heidelberg, Germany
Clin-Sol, Würzburg, Germany
Study Director: Jürgen Wagner, Prof. Dr. B.Braun Avitum AG
  More Information

Responsible Party: B.Braun Avitum AG Identifier: NCT01111266     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BA-I-H-09-02
Study First Received: April 15, 2010
Last Updated: March 13, 2012

Keywords provided by B.Braun Avitum AG:
in vivo KUF

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017