Measuring Cardiovascular Stress in Patients on Hemodialysis

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
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West Penn Allegheny Health System Identifier:
First received: December 23, 2010
Last updated: December 27, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
To determine if proprietary software that uses pulse-wave analysis to interpret the output of a conventional pulse-oximeter, can predict the onset of circulatory stress, before changes in blood pressure and pulse occur, in patients undergoing outpatient hemodialysis.

Circulatory Stress

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Measuring Cardiovascular Stress in Patients on Hemodialysis

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Further study details as provided by West Penn Allegheny Health System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • photoplethysmography [ Time Frame: 5 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Pulse-wave analysis of an oximeter signal

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • blood pressure [ Time Frame: 5 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    measured continuously during treatment

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
chronic hemodialysis outpatients


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Outpatients receiving hemodialysis at a single center

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients having regular outpatient dialysis treatments
  • Patients who are willing and able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who do not wish to participate
  • Patients with contraindications to attachment of monitoring devices
  • Patients with skin rash or hypersensitivity to the adhesive sensors
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01267617

United States, Pennsylvania
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15212
Sponsors and Collaborators
West Penn Allegheny Health System
Principal Investigator: Rita L McGill, MD West Penn Allegheny Health System
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rita L. McGill MD, West Penn Allegheny Health System Identifier: NCT01267617     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RC-5046 
Study First Received: December 23, 2010
Last Updated: December 27, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
United States: West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS Compliance Office)
United States: Allegheny-Singer Research Institute
United States: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
United States: Department of Health & Human Services

Keywords provided by West Penn Allegheny Health System:
circulatory stress

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
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