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Initiative for Patient Outcomes in Dialysis - Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) (IPOD-PD Study) (IPOD-PD)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH Identifier:
First received: January 26, 2011
Last updated: April 29, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
The aim of the study is to asses the hydration status of incident peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and its evolution over a period of four years, independent of the PD treatment modality (APD or CAPD) and the PD solution type.

Condition Intervention
Chronic Renal Failure
Other: Non-interventional study

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Initiative for Patient Outcomes in Dialysis - PD (IPOD-PD Study)

Further study details as provided by Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hydration status [ Time Frame: Every three months over a period of four years ]
    Assessed via body composition measurements (Overhydration, total body water (TBW), extracellular water (ECW), intracellular water (ICW)) (Overhydration, total body water (TBW), extracellular water (ECW), intracellular water (ICW))

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Residual renal function [ Time Frame: Every three months over a period of four years ]
  • Peritoneal transport status [ Time Frame: Every three months over a period of four years ]
  • Time to change to haemodialysis [ Time Frame: Four years ]
  • Changes in PD prescription [ Time Frame: Four years ]

Enrollment: 1092
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Non-interventional study
    This is a purely non-interventional, observational study, where treatment decisions are completely guided by the discretion of the attending nephrologists.
Detailed Description:

Achieving optimal fluid balance remains a major clinical challenge in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. With the recent development of a new bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) device, the BCM-Body Composition Monitor (BCM), it is now possible to quantify deviations of hydration status and to define target weight directly.

It has been observed that more than 50% of the PD patients are overhydrated, as compared to the healthy population. This overhydration seems to be associated with modifiable practice-related factors, such as correct PD prescription according to membrane transport status, and dietary fluid intake.

The aim of this study is to assess the hydration status of incident PD patients, and diagnose the underlying reasons for incorrect fluid status. In addition, changes in fluid status, residual renal function and nutritional status, over a follow-up period of up to four years will be registered.

The investigators assume that the use of the BCM-Body Composition Monitor (BCM) provides quantitative measurement of hydration status and thereby supports physicians in identifying patients who are not euvolaemic. Hence, the BCM allows an improved management of underlying causes of non-euvolaemic hydration state and appropriate monitoring of fluid status.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) starting renal replacement therapy on APD or CAPD

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Incident patients directly before start of peritoneal dialysis
  • Patients in whom routine measurement of body composition monitoring is performed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients treated with HD before start of PD
  • Patients in whom body composition monitoring cannot be performed
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01285726

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
Study Chair: Claudio Ronco, Prof Ospedale San Bartolo
Study Chair: Wim Van Biesen, Prof University Hospital, Ghent
Study Chair: Christian Verger, Dr French Language PD Registry (RDPLF)
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH Identifier: NCT01285726     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BCM-PD-02-INT
Study First Received: January 26, 2011
Last Updated: April 29, 2016

Keywords provided by Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH:
Peritoneal dialysis
Hydration status
Residual renal function
Bioimpedance spectroscopy
Body composition monitor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic processed this record on May 25, 2017