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Vascular Risk After Kidney Transplantation

This study has been completed.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jennifer Larsen, MD, University of Nebraska Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2006
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

Hypothesis: Nontraditional risk factors, such as inflammation, vitamin D deficiency, elevated PTH, insulin resistance, homocysteine, or uric acid, contribute to cardiovascular disease progression after kidney transplant.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate which traditional and nontraditional cardiovascular disease risk factors best predict progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD) using carotid intima media thickness performed by ultrasound, in kidney transplant patients.

Cardiovascular Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease
Vitamin D Deficiency

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Vascular Risk After Kidney Transplantation

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Further study details as provided by University of Nebraska:

Enrollment: 342
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Cardiovascular disease remains the greatest cause of mortality after kidney transplant. Traditional risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and smoking, contribute to vascular disease after transplant, but nontraditional risk factors may play a bigger role in vascular disease progression in this setting. This observational study will evaluate nontraditional risk factors for their contributions to vascular disease progression as determined by carotid intima media thickness and history of vascular disease events over time. The study requires annual checks of blood, urine, history, and carotid ultrasound for carotid intima media thickness

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Transplant Clinic patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Kidney transplant more than 6 months ago
  • 19 years or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Estimated GFR <30
  • Previous small bowel, or lung transplant
  • Pancreas transplant less than 6 months ago
  • Cancer or any condition that would change weight dramatically in the near future such as malabsorption.
  • Willing to return for testing annually for 3 years
  • Women who are pregnant
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00374595

United States, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198-1230
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Jennifer L Larsen, MD University of Nebraska
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jennifer Larsen, MD, Vice Chancelor of Research, University of Nebraska Identifier: NCT00374595     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 053-95-FB
1R01DK069919-01A2 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: September 8, 2006
Last Updated: June 18, 2012

Keywords provided by University of Nebraska:
Kidney Transplant
Vascular Risk
Insulin resistance
Chronic kidney disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Vitamin D Deficiency
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Parathyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Deficiency Diseases
Nutrition Disorders processed this record on April 21, 2017