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Early Diagnosis of Postoperative Acute Renal Failure-using Biomarker to Predict Outcome of Cardiac Surgery Associated Acute Kidney Injury (NSARF)

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 July 2011 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 4, 2012
Last Update Posted: January 4, 2012
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National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital
The purpose of this study is to determine soluble HJV could be an early diagnosis urinary biomarker of ischemia/reperfusion injury in post CPB-patients.

Acute Renal Failure Acute Kidney Injury

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Early Diagnosis of Postoperative Acute Renal Failure - Using Biomarker to Predict the Outcome of Cardiac Surgery Associated Acute Kidney Injury

Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood samples are drawn before the first dialysis session after postcardiac sugary associated severe AKI ( initializing RRT). Blood is drawn into Vacutainer tubes containing EDTA, and immediately placed on ice and centrifuged within 1 h. All the samples are stored at -70°C until analysis.

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common syndrome on Intensive Care Unit, and renal dysfunction would result in a further morbidity and mortality. Critical ills complicated with acute kidney injury are usually accompanied with multi-organ failure. Therefore, National Taiwan University Hospital Study group of Acute Renal Failure (NSARF) realizes that the characteristics of AKI is resulted from the perfusion less of body fluid and attempt to develop therapies to prevent or attenuate AKI, which have had limited success. We attempt to use the novel biomarker soluble hemojuvelin (sHJV) to evaluate the iron homeostasis on acute kidney injury and develop new strategies and therapies such as protease inhibitors on kidney function, as safety markers to monitor toxicity and as measures of treatment effect. Besides, we will focus on validation the sensitivity and specificity of sHJV on the clinical specimen of post-operative patients from NSARF data-bank. Merge the renal function and other types of biomarkers as panel to predict the post-operative outcome. Based on the different expression of these markers, using a panel of serum and urine markers may potentially help us to distinguish between various types of insults, establish the duration and severity of injury, predict the clinical outcome and help to monitor response to treatment in AKI.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
patients (cases) that developed AKI during the follow-up period of 72 h. AKI was defined as a 50% or greater increase in SCr from baseline according to the RIFLE-R criteria. For each of these cases, we then selected 20 controls from patients who also underwent open heart surgery but did not develop AKI. We matched the cases and controls as closely as possible for age, sex, baseline estimated GFR, comorbidities, medications, type of surgery and perioperative complications.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • AKI is defined as a serum creatinine level greater that 50% more than baseline during the first 3 postoperative days (PODs), and non-AKI, as a less than 10% increase.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with chronic kidney disease (baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate < 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 as calculated by using the 4-variable Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study equation, or protein-creatinine ratio > 100 mg/mmol) are excluded.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01503710

Contact: G H Young, Ph.D. 886-2-2312-3456 ext 63638 r6623612@ms24.hinet.net
Contact: W J Ko, M.D.,Ph.D. 886-2-2312-3456 ext 63098 kowj@ntu.edu.tw

Wen-Je Ko Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 10002
Contact: W J Ko, M.D., Ph.D.    886-2-2312-3456 ext 63098    kowj@ntu.edu.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan
Principal Investigator: V C Wu, M.D., Ph.D. Section of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01503710     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 201105047RC
First Submitted: January 2, 2012
First Posted: January 4, 2012
Last Update Posted: January 4, 2012
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Proteinuria predict outcome
BNP and NGAL predict outcome
Pre-operative GFR and proteinuria

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Renal Insufficiency
Acute Kidney Injury
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases