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The Effects of Different Dialysate Calcium Concentration

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 April 2013 by Beijing Friendship Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wenhu Liu, Beijing Friendship Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 22, 2013
Last updated: April 29, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
The investigators enrolled 90 patients on maintenance hemodialysis with dialytic vintage ≥12 months, iPTH 150-300pg/ml and serum calcium<2.5mmol/L. Patients were randomized to three groups with different dialysate calcium concentration , 1.25 mmol/L(DCa1.25), 1.5mmol/L(DCa1.5) and 1.75 mmol/L(DCa1.75) for 24 months respectively. Hemodialysis was performed for 4 hours three times weekly. Serum total calcium(tCa), ionized calcium(iCa),intact parathyroid hormone(iPTH)and phosphorus (P) levels were recorded before and after the study and single dialysis session in every patient. iCa and P levels were measured in spent dialysate.Bone density, bone-specific alkaline phosphatase(BAP), osteoprotegerin(OPG)、β-crosslaps、total Procollagen Type I Intact Propeptide (P1NP)and vascular calcification were measured in every patient periodically. vascular calcification including aortic arch calcification, abdominal aorta calcification and coronary artery calcification were measured by chest radiography, lateral lumbar radiographs and coronary artery computer tomography (CT) respectively. The primary endpoints included death, cardio-cerebral vascular disease(defined as heart failure, myocardial infarction and stroke), newly nontraumatic bone fracture, secondary parathyroidism uncontrolled by medicine and valvular or vascular calcification. The secondary endpoint were admission or emergency observation.

Condition Intervention
Mineral-bone Metabolism
Other: different dialysate calcium concentration

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Different Dialysate Calcium Concentration on Mineral-bone Metabolism in Chinese Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis

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Further study details as provided by Beijing Friendship Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • death [ Time Frame: 24months ]
    incidence of death

  • cardio-cerebral vascular disease(defined as heart failure, myocardial infarction and stroke) [ Time Frame: 24months ]
    incidence of cardio-cerebral vascular disease

  • newly nontraumatic bone fracture [ Time Frame: 24months ]
    incidence of newly nontraumatic bone fracture

  • secondary hyperparathyroidism uncontrolled by medicine [ Time Frame: 24months ]
    incidence of secondary hyperparathyroidism uncontrolled by medicine

  • valvular or vascular calcification [ Time Frame: 24months ]
    incidence of valvular or vascular calcification

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • admission or emergency observation [ Time Frame: 24months ]
    incidence of admission or emergency observation

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: June 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: DCa1.25
using dialysate calcium concentration 1.25 mmol/L(DCa1.25)
Other: different dialysate calcium concentration
Active Comparator: DCa1.5
using dialysate calcium concentration 1.5mmol/L
Other: different dialysate calcium concentration
Active Comparator: DCa1.75
using dialysate calcium concentration 1.75mmol/L
Other: different dialysate calcium concentration


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-65, maintenance hemodialysis, dialytic vintage ≥12 months, iPTH 150-300pg/ml, serum calcium<2.5mmol/L, serum calcium<2.5mmol/L.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age<18 or >65 Severe acid-base disturbance History of parathyroid glands or adrenal gland combined with consumptions or malnutrition anemia due to acute bleeding or other diseases except for renal failure newly occurred bone fracture within 3 months active stage of immunological diseases using glucocorticoid or immunosuppressor combined with any disease with expect duration <2 year newly occurred acute heart failure, acute myocardial failure , acute cerebral infarction or stroke within 6 months pregnant women of women in preparation for pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01839383

China, Beijing
Beijing Friendship hospital Not yet recruiting
Beijing, Beijing, China, 100050
Contact: Wenhu Liu, Doctor    +86-01-63139144   
Principal Investigator: Wenhu Liu, Doctor         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beijing Friendship Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Wenhu Liu, Professor, Beijing Friendship Hospital Identifier: NCT01839383     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BJFH-EC/2013-020
Study First Received: April 22, 2013
Last Updated: April 29, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Calcium, Dietary
Dialysis Solutions
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmaceutical Solutions processed this record on May 25, 2017