Mechanisms of Intradialytic Hypertension (MID-H)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2015 by Emory University
Satellite Healthcare
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Jeanie Park, Emory University Identifier:
First received: September 18, 2013
Last updated: November 13, 2015
Last verified: November 2015

September 18, 2013
November 13, 2015
September 2013
August 2017   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Blood Pressure during dialysis [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Cardiopulmonary baroreflex Sensitivity [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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KDQOL Symptom Score [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Mechanisms of Intradialytic Hypertension
Sympathetic Regulation in Intradialytic Hypertension
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are at significantly higher risk for death due to cardiovascular disease. Those with paradoxical increases in blood pressure (BP) during hemodialysis (HD), defined as intradialytic hypertension (IDH), are at even greater risk of cardiovascular mortality. This study seeks to determine the mechanisms that underlie IDH, and whether mindfulness meditation might improve BP during dialysis in these patients. The investigators will first determine if increased adrenaline levels during volume removal contributes to IDH. The investigators will then determine lack of suppression of adrenaline levels in the setting of a high BP also contributes to IDH. This will be done by manipulating blood pressure by using small amounts of vasoactive drugs, and determining if an appropriate response in adrenaline levels occurs. Lastly, the investigators will determine if an intradialytic mindfulness meditation program improves BP and adrenaline levels in ESRD patients with IDH.
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
  • Renal Failure Chronic Requiring Hemodialysis
  • Haemodialysis-induced Symptom
  • Hypertension
  • Other: Mindfulness Meditation
  • Other: Health Education
  • Experimental: Mindfulness Meditation
    After individual instruction, participants in this arm will perform meditation by following a series of MM recordings during hemodialysis for the next 4 to 8 weeks.The MM instructor will also meet with the participants weekly to provide continued instruction. Participants will also be encouraged to perform MM using the MP3 player at home on non-dialysis days, and asked to keep a log of these sessions.
    Intervention: Other: Mindfulness Meditation
  • Placebo Comparator: Health Education
    Participants randomized to the control condition will undergo a 4 to 8 week health education series, with a parallel protocol as the MBSR intervention. Monitoring of adherence will be same as above.
    Intervention: Other: Health Education
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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August 2017   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

-ESRD patients on maintenance hemodialysis for at least 6 months, with increased blood pressure during hemodialysis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • drug or alcohol abuse
  • any serious systemic disease that might influence survival
  • severe anemia with hgb level <8 g/dL
  • clinical evidence of congestive heart failure
  • ejection fraction below 35%
  • myocardial infarction or cerebrovascular accident within the past six months
  • symptomatic heart disease determined by electrocardiogram, stress test, and/or -history
  • treatment with central alpha agonists or MAO inhibitors
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • autonomic dysfunction
  • pregnancy
  • surgery within the past 3 months.
18 Years to 80 Years
United States
IRB00066932, 00025948
Jeanie Park, Emory University
Emory University
Satellite Healthcare
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Emory University
November 2015

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