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Vitamin D Supplementation and Cardiac Hypertrophy in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) (5C)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2013 by St George's, University of London.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St George's, University of London Identifier:
First received: March 25, 2011
Last updated: December 6, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are upto 3.5 times more likely to die from diseases of heart and blood vessels (Cardiovascular Disease-CVD). Vitamin D insufficiency is very common in CKD and associated with CVD. Animal studies have shown an improvement in heart size and function with Vitamin D therapy, although evidence in humans is lacking. The proposed study will test if oral Vitamin D treatment, in deficient CKD patients, will improve heart enlargement and function. With these proposed changes the investigators expect to reduce CVD and deaths in patients with CKD.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Kidney Disease Dietary Supplement: Vitamin D Cholecalciferol Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact of Vitamin D Supplementation on Cardiac Hypertrophy and Function in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients - a Randomised Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by St George's, University of London:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Left ventricular mass [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiac systolic and diastolic function [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Dietary Supplement: Vitamin D Cholecalciferol
Cholecalciferol 100,000 Units 6 doses; 0,4,8,12,24,42 weeks

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 50 adult (18-75 years old)
  • patients with estimated GFR between 15-45 ml/min/1.73 m2 (CKD stage 3b and 4) on ACE inhibitors and/or ARB therapy will be recruited.

Exclusion Criteria:

The following patients will be excluded from the trial:

  • patients with diabetes mellitus
  • Hb < 10gm% or on EPO
  • serum calcium > 2.55 mmol/L
  • known malignancies
  • patients on vitamin D supplementation
  • heart failure (ejection fraction < 40 or pro NT BNP > 500 pg/ml
  • uncontrolled hypertension (BP > 150/90 mmHg)
  • patients with AV fistula for dialysis access
  • significant valvular heart disease
  • conditions that may influence collagen metabolism such as recent (< 6months) surgery or trauma
  • fibrotic diseases or active inflammatory conditions
  • history of myocardial infarction and/or Troponin T > 0.5
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01323712

United Kingdom
Debasish Banerjee
London, Tooting, United Kingdom, sw17 0QT
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
St George's, University of London
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Principal Investigator: Debasish Banerjee, MD FRCP St George's, University of London
  More Information

Responsible Party: St George's, University of London Identifier: NCT01323712     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BHF PG/10/71/28462
PG/10/71/28462 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION )
Study First Received: March 25, 2011
Last Updated: December 6, 2013

Keywords provided by St George's, University of London:
LV mass
Vitamin D
LV function

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017