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Effects of Intensified Sodium Management in Hemodialysis Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01015313
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : November 18, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 1, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Renal Research Institute

Brief Summary:
The primary aim of this study is to investigate whether intensive sodium management by dietary sodium restriction and by preventing positive sodium balance during dialysis can be successfully applied in chronic hemodialysis patients. Secondary aims are to test if sodium restriction has positive effects on the frequency of hospital admissions, blood pressure, fluid overload, quality of life and residual renal function.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Renal Failure Chronic Requiring Hemodialysis Other: intensive sodium management Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-center, Randomized, Controlled and Prospective Pilot Study on the Effects of Intensified Sodium Management on Hospitalization in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients.
Study Start Date : November 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dialysis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: intensive sodium management Other: intensive sodium management
  1. dietary sodium restriction
  2. avoiding positive sodium balance during dialysis by: aligning dialysate sodium with plasma sodium, avoiding sodium profiling, and avoiding saline solutions to treat intradialytic symptoms

No Intervention: standard care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. feasibility of intensive sodium management [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. hospitalization [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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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:

  • Ambulatory, clinically stable maintenance hemodialysis patients on a thrice weekly HD regimen.
  • Willing and able to provide written, signed informed consent after the nature of the study has been explained.
  • Willing and able to comply with all study procedures.
  • Age ≥18 years.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Simultaneous participation in another clinical study except observational trials.
  • Any psychological condition which could interfere with the patient's ability to comply with the study protocol.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Amputation of a limb.
  • Pacemaker, implantable pump, artificial joint.
  • Expectation that native kidney function will recover.
  • Unable to verbally communicate in English or Spanish.
  • Scheduled for living donor kidney transplant, change to peritoneal dialysis, home HD or plans to relocate to another center within the next 14 months.
  • Life expectancy < 15 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01015313

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United States, New York
Irving Place Dialysis Center
New York, New York, United States, 10003
Upper Manhattan Dilaysis Center
New York, New York, United States, 10025
Yorkville Dialysis Center
New York, New York, United States, 10128
Sponsors and Collaborators
Renal Research Institute
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Principal Investigator: Peter Kotanko, MD Renal Research Institute
Study Director: Nathan W Levin, MD Renal Research Institute
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Renal Research Institute Identifier: NCT01015313    
Other Study ID Numbers: 208-12 (formerly 173-09)
First Posted: November 18, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 1, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015
Keywords provided by Renal Research Institute:
sodium, hypertension, volume overload
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic