Evaluation of a Bioimpedance Method for Determination of Dry Weight in Dialysis Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 9, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 8, 2009
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University Hospital, Saarland

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is the evaluation of a bioimpedance method for determination of dry weight in dialysis patients. Additionally normal tissue hydration in non-Dialysis patients is investigated in healthy subjects and patients with chronic kidney disease in stages K/DIGO I-IV

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic Device: Bioimpedance Analysis Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Study for the Evaluation of a Bioimpedance Method for Determination of Dry Weight in Dialysis Patients
Study Start Date : November 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2008

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bioimpedance Dry weight

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Resistance
  2. Resistivity
  3. Blood pressure
  4. LV Diameter
  5. Shortening Fraction
  6. Wall thickness LA, LV
  7. Quality of Life
  8. EPO-Dose

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinically stable on dialysis within the last three months
  • signed written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute myocardial infarction or stroke within the last six months
  • heart failure stage NYHA IV
  • concommitant participation in other interventional trials
  • psychiatric conditions that prevent subject from following the study procedures / protocol
  • pregnancy or lactation
  • limb amputation
  • cardiac pacemaker
  • joint implants
  • implantable pumps and other metallic implants

For healthy subjects and CKD patients in stages K/DIGO I-IV the above mentioned criteria other than the first mentioned are applicable respectively.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00397306

University Hospital of Saarland, Dept. of Internal Medicine IV, Div. of Nephrology and Hypertension
Homburg, Saarland, Germany, 66421
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Saarland
Principal Investigator: Eric Seibert, M.D. University Hospital of Saarland, Department of Internal Medicine IV, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Identifier: NCT00397306     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 95/06
First Posted: November 9, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 8, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases