Pentraxin-3 in Chronic Renal Failure

This study has been completed.
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Haseki Training and Research Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 18, 2011
Last updated: July 19, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
The aim of the study is to measure Pentraxin-3 levels in patients on hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and those in the pre-dialysis period; and to compare these groups with the control group; so as to investigate the eligibility of it as a reliable marker of inflammation; relationship with other inflammatory markers and carotis intima media thickness.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Role Pentraxin-3 in the Inflammatory Process in Chronic Renal Failure, and the Association With Other Inflammatory Parameters

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pentraxin-3 level [ Time Frame: Five months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Pentraxin-3 level will be compared with other inflammatory markers.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Carotis intima media thickness [ Time Frame: Five months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Correlation of Pentraxin-3 and carotis intima media thickness

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 85
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Hemodialysis group
Patients on chronic hemodialysis program
Peritoneal dialysis group
Patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis program
Pre-dialysis group
Patients with chronic kidney disease stage-4
Control group
Healthy subjects

Detailed Description:
The investigators planned to involve four group of patients: Hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, pre-dialysis and the control group; with about 25 patients planned to be involved in each group. The laboratory parameters to be measured are Pentraxin-3, C-reactive protein (CRP), high sensitive CRP, fibrinogen and interleukin-6. Concomitantly, carotis intima media thickness will be measured in the radiology clinic. Statistical analysis will be carried on by Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) for Windows 13.0. The variables acting on the inflammatory parameters and the correlation between them and carotis intima media thickness will be studied.

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients will be selected among those who are followed up in our clinic.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To give informed consent
  • Hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis for more than 3 months
  • Creatinin clearance less than 30 ml/min for the pre-dialysis group

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not to give informed concent
  • Active infection within the last 3 months
  • Known chronic inflammatory disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01397773

Haseki Training and Research Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey, 34390
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Haseki Training and Research Hospital
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Responsible Party: Meltem Gursu, Haseki Training and Research Hospital Identifier: NCT01397773     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PTX-HASEKI
Study First Received: July 18, 2011
Last Updated: July 19, 2011
Health Authority: Turkey: Haseki Training and Research Hospital Local Ethical Commitee

Keywords provided by Haseki Training and Research Hospital:
peritoneal dialysis
chronic kidney disease
carotis intima media thickness

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Pathologic Processes
Urologic Diseases processed this record on November 27, 2015