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A Prospective Cohort Study to Describe the Evolution of Persistent Hyperparathyroidism in Kidney Transplant Recipients

This study has been completed.
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First received: July 14, 2010
Last updated: August 12, 2013
Last verified: January 2012
The purpose of this study is to see if Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is common in people who receive a kidney transplant. Patients with HPT often have high parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels and may have large parathyroid glands in the neck. Patients with HPT can develop bone disease (osteodystrophy). This bone disease can cause bone pain, fractures, and poor formation of red blood cells. Other problems from HPT may include increases in blood levels of calcium (hypercalcemia) and low blood levels of phosphorus (hypophosphatemia). The high calcium levels may cause calcium to deposit in body tissues. Calcium deposits can cause arthritis (joint pain and swelling), muscle inflammation, itching, gangrene (death of soft tissue), heart and lung problems, or kidney transplant dysfunction (worsening of kidney transplant function). The purpose of this research study is to better understand the evolution of Hpt in people during the first 12 months after receiving a kidney transplant.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective Cohort Study to Describe the Evolution of Persistent Hyperparathyroidism in Kidney Transplant Recipients

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • plasma parathyroid hormone(PTH)level [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • corrected total serum calcium and phosphorus concentration [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
kidney transplant recipients

Detailed Description:
Subjects are enrolled in the study and a 12-month observational phase will begin. During the observational phase, subjects will attend a total of 8 visits at approximately 1, 2, 4, and 8 weeks after kidney transplantation and at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after kidney transplantation. During these visits, subjects will have a review of medication history, blood tests, and a kidney function test. The blood will be used to test the level of certain components of you blood to see if your HPT has resolved, stabilized, or advanced. At selected visits throughout the study, you will have a urine sample collected and a health questionnaire that will ask about your health. Information regarding transplant kidney biopsy (if performed) also will be collected.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
kidney transplant recipients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of CKD receiving hemodialysis prior to transplant;
  • admission for kidney transplant surgery;
  • men and women at least 18 year of age;
  • one or more plasma PTH values determined during during the 6 months before screening that is greater the 65pg/ml;
  • plasma PTH greater than 65pg/ml at screening before kidney transp[lant as measured by the central lab.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of medical conditions that cause hypercalcemia such as primary HPT, active malignancy, and granulomatous diseases.
  • receipt of multiple organ transplant.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01163669

United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
Principal Investigator: T Srinivas, MD, MD The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: The Cleveland Clinic Identifier: NCT01163669     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20080093
Study First Received: July 14, 2010
Last Updated: August 12, 2013

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parathyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017