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The Influences of Malnutrition and Inflammation Complex Syndrome in Hemodialysis Patients

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2005 by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 19, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2009
National Taiwan University
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Far Eastern Memorial Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to explore the severity of malnutrition and inflammation in Taiwanese hemodialysis patients.

Condition or disease
Hemodialysis Malnutrition Inflammation Myocardial Ischemia Cerebrovascular Accident

Detailed Description:
Cardiovascular disease is the major of cause of mortality of hemodialysis patients. In addition to diabetes and hypertension, malnutrition and chronic inflammation are well-known to be major risk factors of cardiovascular diseases in normal population. For detecting the malnutrition and chronic inflammation and understanding the exact influences to hemodialysis patients, we conduct this study. We will collect the biochemical parameters, inflammatory markers, lipid parameters, hematologic parameters, and genomic DNA of patients. Then we will prospectively record the hospitalization, cardiovascular events, complications of arteriovenous fistula/graft, and mortality. According to the above results, we try to explore the exact role of malnutrition and inflammation in hemodialysis patients.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Influences of Malnutrition and Inflammation Complex Syndrome in Hemodialysis Patients
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have received hemodialysis therapy for more than three months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Having active infection diseases now
  • Patients who have a malignancy
  • Had cardiovascular events in recent three months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00190125

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Contact: Yu-Sen Peng, M.D. 886-2-89667000 ext 1514
Contact: Chih-Kang Chiang, M.D. 886-2-23123456 ext 3923

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Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Not yet recruiting
Pan-Chiao, Taipei country, Taiwan, 220
Contact: Yu-Sen Peng, M.D.    886-89667000 ext 1514   
Sub-Investigator: Chih-Kang Chiang, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
National Taiwan University
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Principal Investigator: Yu-Sen Peng, M.D. Far Eastern Memorial Hospital

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00190125     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FEMH-94008
First Posted: September 19, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2009
Last Verified: August 2005

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Artery Disease
Pathologic Processes
Nutrition Disorders
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases