Renal Denervation in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01832233|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 16, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2017
|First Submitted Date ICMJE||March 27, 2013|
|First Posted Date ICMJE||April 16, 2013|
|Last Update Posted Date||October 24, 2017|
|Study Start Date ICMJE||January 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date||April 1, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||Change from Baseline in Central Blood Pressure at 6-months Post-Renal Denervation [ Time Frame: Baseline to 6 months after treatment ]
measured using ATCOR machine: Augmentation index (%) Augmentation pressure (mm Hg) Central pulse pressure (mm Hg) Central systolic pressure (mm Hg) Central diastolic pressure (mm Hg) Pulse pressure amplification (mm Hg) Time to reflection (Tr) in ms Pulse Wave Velocity
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01832233 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Renal Denervation in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease|
|Official Title ICMJE||Prairie Renal Denervation Study|
|Brief Summary||People with hypertension are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and death so it is important to lower blood pressure to normal levels as quickly as possible. Previous research has established that renal nerve denervation successfully lowers blood pressure measured in the arm in the physician's office. This study is being conducted so that the investigators can determine whether renal nerve denervation also helps to lower blood pressure over 24 hours, as well as central aortic blood pressure, which is pressure exerted by the aorta closer to the heart and may be a better predictor of cardiovascular problems. The investigators also want to know whether these beneficial effects on blood pressure can last up to 2 years, whether renal denervation reduces the number of medications patients need to take, and whether it reduces glucose and insulin levels in the blood since hypertension is also related to obesity and diabetes.|
Study design and patients:
This study will be conducted using a prospective, single-arm pre-/post-intervention design over 2 years. Fifty consecutive stage 3 and 4 CKD patients with resistant hypertension from the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) multidisciplinary CKD clinic who agree to undergo RDN will be included in the study. Patients will be considered eligible if they are >18 years of age, exhibit a systolic BP of greater than 140 mm Hg despite maximal doses of 3 agents (1 of which is a diuretic) or are currently on 4 BP meds to control SBP to less than 140 mm Hg. Once identified as having resistant hypertension based on chart review, the patients will undergo the following assessments: 24-hour urine for catecholamines, sodium and cortisol; CT renal angiogram for the length and diameter of the renal arteries, to rule out stenosis/fibromuscular dysplasia, and assessment of the adrenal gland for nodules; and measurements of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and serum cortisol to exclude secondary causes of hypertension. If no secondary causes of hypertension are identified, then the study coordinator will approach the patient at their next clinic appointment regarding participation in the trial
Patients will be excluded if the evaluations identify functional adrenal adenoma; a CT scan reveals a renal artery length (on either side) of less than 20 mm or diameter of less than 4 mm; they are pregnant or planning pregnancy within the study period; there is documented evidence of moderate-to-severe aortic stenosis; a cardiac event necessitating introduction of clopidogrel occurred during the prior 12 months; or they are currently using Warfarin or have a history of CVA within 6 months prior to the procedure. Patients on clonidine and other sympatholytic agents will not be excluded from the study. Our institutional review ethics board (REB-12-73) granted approval for the study. If a patient fit the criteria and agrees to undergo the procedure, the study coordinator will organize/perform the following assessments:
Ambulatory blood pressures and office blood pressures: Patients will undergo 24-hour blood pressure monitoring (Welch Allyn, Skaneateles Falls, NY, USA), and the following information will be documented: 12-hour daytime systolic pressure (mm Hg), 12-hour daytime diastolic pressure (mm Hg), 12-hour night-time systolic pressure (mm Hg) and 12-hour night-time diastolic pressure (mm Hg). The following day, the patient will have the 24-hour arm cuff removed, and they will sit in a quiet room for 10 minutes before the study coordinator can take further peripheral blood pressure measurements using BP Tru (BPM 100, BP Tru medical devices, Coquitlam, BC, Canada) on the non-dominant arm, which measures 6 consecutive blood pressures (the first is excluded, and the average of the last 5 readings will be documented).
Central blood pressure: After obtaining the mean of the 5 BP readings, radial artery waveforms will be recorded with a high-fidelity micromanometer from the wrist of the dominant arm and calibrated to the previously measured mean of 5 BP readings. Waveforms will be processed with dedicated software (Sphygmocor CPV (EM3) software version 9; AtCor Medical). The integral system software will be used to calculate an average radial artery waveform and to derive a corresponding central aortic pressure waveform using a previously validated generalized transfer function12,13. Aortic waveforms will be subject to further analysis using the SphygmoCor software to identify the time to the peak/shoulder of the first and second pressure wave components (T1, T2) during systole. The pressure at the peak/shoulder of the first component will be identified as the P1 height, and the pressure difference between this point and the maximal pressure during systole (Δ P, or augmentation) will be identified as the reflected wave during systole. The augmentation index (AIx), defined as the ratio of augmentation to the central pulse pressure, is expressed as a percentage: AIx: (Δ P/PP) X 100, where P is pressure, and PP is pulse pressure. Pulse pressure amplification (PPA) is expressed as the ratio of central pulse pressure (CPP) to brachial pulse pressure (PPP): PPA=PPP/CPP. At least 2 consecutive radial pressure wave samplings will be recorded for each patient, and the mean will be used for analysis. The collected data will include the augmentation index (%), augmentation pressure (mm Hg), central pulse pressure (mm Hg), central systolic pressure (mm Hg), central diastolic pressure (mm Hg), pulse pressure amplification (mm Hg), time to reflection (Tr) in ms and pulse wave velocity.
Pulse wave velocity: The carotid to femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) will be measured in all patients during every clinic visit. PWV will be determined immediately after the central blood pressures. This parameter is determined by simultaneous measurement of arterial pressure waves at the carotid and femoral arteries with a pressure transducer. The surface distance from the suprasternal notch to the distal (femoral) recording site will be measured, and the pressure wave transit time will be calculated by dividing the distance to the distal site by the pressure wave transit time. The data will be collected by a single trained coordinator (RJ), and the mean of 2 PWV measurements will be taken for each patient.
The following parameters will be documented: Left ventricle volume, left ventricle hypertrophy, left ventricle function, left atrial mass, E-wave velocity and E-prime velocity.
During the same clinic visit, we will record the patient's age, height, weight, waist circumference, race, gender, current medications being taken and current medical conditions (peripheral artery disease, diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease) and administer a quality-of-life questionnaire (EQ5D, a short standardized instrument to measure health-related quality of life), which is to be completed prior to the procedure.
Laboratory measures: The patient will receive a requisition to have blood taken at a laboratory within 1 month prior to the renal denervation procedure to measure the following parameters: serum fasting glucose and insulin, a fasting lipid panel, a renal panel, electrolytes, osmolality, the complete blood count and 24-hour urine, for sodium, protein, creatinine clearance, potassium, osmolality and the albumin/creatinine ratio.
During renal nerve ablation, a catheter connected to a Medtronic radiofrequency generator will be inserted percutaneously through the groin via the femoral artery and advanced up the aorta to the renal arteries. Total of 4 to 6 discrete radiofrequency ablations lasting up to 2 minutes, of 8 watts or less each, will be performed, separated both longitudinally and rotationally within each renal artery. The catheter system monitors tip temperature and impedance, altering radiofrequency energy delivery in response to a predetermined algorithm. The procedure will take approximately 40 minutes, to complete the ablations bilaterally. The patient will receive intravenous opiates and sublingual anxiolytics, as per the institutional protocol, to reduce visceral pain as well as 3000 IU of intra-arterial heparin in each renal artery prior to the ablations. Post-procedure, the patient will be monitored in the ambulatory care unit for 4 hours.
The procedure time and contrast volume will be documented. The number of successful ablations in each renal artery will also be recorded. All adverse events and complications will be recorded during each study visit. Specific interventional-related safety data will include bleeding or a femoral pseudoaneurysm requiring intervention, renal artery dissection, myocardial infarction, stroke and death.
The patient will receive a phone call from the study coordinator after 7 days to check his/her clinical condition. He/she will be encouraged to continue to check his/her blood pressures routinely at home (2 times/week) and inform the attending physician if his/her blood pressures fall below 100 mm Hg systolic or remain higher than 180/90 mm Hg.3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 month's post-procedure (within ±1 month), the study coordinators will perform/request the above-documented tests. The patient will also receive an echocardiogram to examine cardiac function at 12 and 24 months (±2 months). The insulin sensitivity index will be calculated from fasting glucose and insulin values as follows: homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) (FPG_FPI), where FPG and FPI are fasting plasma glucose and fasting plasma insulin, respectively.
The primary outcome of interest is the change in central blood pressure from baseline to 6 months post-RDN. The secondary outcomes of interest include the change in central blood pressure from baseline to 3, 12, 18 and 24 months post-RDN as well as changes in 24-hour peripheral blood pressure, pulse wave velocity, cardiac parameters, renal biochemical parameters and fasting insulin and glucose levels and the change in the number of medications from baseline to 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months post-RDN.
Sample size considerations With a one-sided type 1-error rate of 5%, a sample of 50 subjects would provide 90% power to detect a 10/5 mm Hg change in systolic/diastolic central pressures from baseline with a standard deviation of 23/12, which would be clinically significant.
Statistical analyses Baseline data will be summarized descriptively. The primary outcome will be evaluated using a one-sided paired samples t-test for normally distributed data or Mann-Whitney U test for non-normally distributed data. Secondary outcomes will be examined using repeated measures or mixed model ANOVAs with correction for multiple comparisons (continuous outcomes) and Χ2 test(categorical outcomes) for normally distributed data and Friedman's test (continuous) or McNemar's test (categorical) for non-normally distributed data and two-sided alpha set to .05. Multiple linear regression may be used to account for potential covariates, such as age, BMI, gender, or comorbidities on changes in blood pressure, cardiac or renal parameters and insulin/glucose.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Not Applicable|
|Study Design ICMJE||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Condition ICMJE||Chronic Kidney Disease|
|Intervention ICMJE||Procedure: Renal Denervation
The Symplicity Renal Denervation System is indicated for the delivery of low-level radiofrequency energy through the wall of the renal artery to denervate the kidney and reduce blood pressure in adult patients with refractory hypertension. The Symplicity Generator delivers controlled relatively low power radiofrequency energy (approximately 8 watts for 2 minutes). The Symplicity System selectively denervates the kidney by delivering radiofrequency from the generator via the electrode of the catheter through the renal artery wall from the intra-luminal side to ablate the renal sympathetic efferent and afferent nerves and reduce overall sympathetic nervous system activity.
|Study Arms||Experimental: Renal Denervation
Patients with resistant hypertension and chronic kidney disease (GFR between 15 and 60) will receive Renal Denervation as a treatment
Intervention: Procedure: Renal Denervation
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Active, not recruiting|
|Actual Enrollment ICMJE
|Original Estimated Enrollment ICMJE
|Estimated Study Completion Date||December 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date||April 1, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
|Ages||18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Listed Location Countries ICMJE||Canada|
|Removed Location Countries|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT01832233|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||REB12-73|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||No|
|U.S. FDA-regulated Product||Not Provided|
|IPD Sharing Statement||
|Responsible Party||Saskatchewan Health Authority - Regina Area|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Saskatchewan Health Authority - Regina Area|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|PRS Account||Saskatchewan Health Authority - Regina Area|
|Verification Date||October 2017|
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