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The Effects of Protein Supplementation and Resistance Exercise in Hemodialysis Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00179140
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2015
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September 13, 2005
September 15, 2005
May 25, 2015
November 2002
February 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
increase in lean body mass [ Time Frame: 13 months ]
increase in lean body mass
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improve physical functioning [ Time Frame: 13 months ]
improve physical functioning
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The Effects of Protein Supplementation and Resistance Exercise in Hemodialysis Patients
The Effects of Protein Supplementation and Resistance Exercise in Hemodialysis Patients
The objective of this study is to determine how protein supplementation, with or without exercise, affects functional capacity, strength, body composition, and physical activity in hemodialysis patients.
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Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
End Stage Renal Disease
  • Drug: nutritional supplementation
    oral administration of protein supplement (Nepro) during hemodialysis; every other day, 3 days per week for 6 months; Nepro is a lactose-free formula that contains a total of 960 kilocalories: 132.8 kilocalories from protein, 412.8 kilocalories from carbohydrates, and 412.8 kilocalories from fat
  • Behavioral: exercise
    either before or during hemodialysis, patients will perform a leg press exercise; every other day, 3 days per week, for 6 months
  • No Intervention: 1
    control period
  • Active Comparator: 2
    protein supplementation plus resistance exercise
    Intervention: Drug: nutritional supplementation
  • Active Comparator: 3
    protein supplementation only
    • Drug: nutritional supplementation
    • Behavioral: exercise
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February 2006
February 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • On hemodialysis for more than 3 months, on a thrice weekly hemodialysis program;
  • Adequately dialyzed (Kt/V > 1.4).
  • Age > 18 years old.
  • Properly functioning AV Graft

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients unable to perform exercise due to cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, etc.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Severe unstable underlying disease besides commonly associated with ESRD. Cardiac patients that are stable will be included.
  • Patients hospitalized within the last month prior to the study.
  • Patients will not perform the MRI if contraindication as determined using the VUMC MRI Procedure Screening Form (attached) or prior claustrophobic reaction in an MRI scanner.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
R01DK045604 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Alp Ikizler, Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
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Principal Investigator: Alp Ikizler, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt University
May 2015

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