Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in a Maintenance Hemodialysis Population
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The study is a survey to answer the specific question, "What is the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in maintenance hemodialysis patients?" Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that increase an individual's risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Condition or disease
Risk factors for metabolic syndrome will be collected for each consented patient. They include elevated serum triglycerides, reduced HDL cholesterol, hypertension, elevated fasting blood sugar concentration and abdominal obesity. The investigator will measure waist circumference of each consented patient in a secure area according to standardized procedures. The other data is available from the patient's medical record.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All study subjects are on maintenance hemodialysis
Patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis equal to or greater than 3 months
Patient at lest 18 years of age
Availability of all data in the medical record for classification of the metabolic syndrome, including serum triglycerides, serum HDL-cholesterol, systolic BP and diastolic BP, and serum glucose
Patients unwilling or unable to give informed consent to participate