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Serum Magnesium and Vascular Calcification

This study has been completed.
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Ramathibodi Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 10, 2011
Last updated: May 25, 2011
Last verified: May 2011
Both Kidney transplantation (KT) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients have reduced kidney function. Low serum magnesium is more prevalent in KT recipients. The present study examines the difference in vascular calcification between KT and CKD and its association with serum magnesium.

Vascular Calcification Chronic Kidney Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Comparison of Vascular Calcification Between Kidney Transplant Recipients and Predialysis Chronic Kidney Disease and Its Association With Serum Magnesium

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Further study details as provided by Ramathibodi Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The difference in vascular calcification score between KT and CKD [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The association of serum magnesium with vascular calcification in KT [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
  • The association of serum magnesium with vascular calcification in CKD [ Time Frame: Baseline ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Kidney transplant recipients
Chronic kidney disease

Detailed Description:
Kidney transplantation (KT) improved quality of life and longevity of CKD patients. Nevertheless, kidney function deteriorates overtime in a manner not different from CKD counterparts. Hypomagnesemia is prevalent in KT recipients secondary to immunosuppressive therapy. In addition to serum calcium, phosphate and elemental calcium intake, the relationship between low serum magnesium and vascular calcification (VC) has been observed in small studies in CKD. Whether low serum magnesium associates with VC in KT has never been elucidated. The present study compares vascular calcification between KT and CKD and its association with serum magnesium.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Kidney transplant recipients and predialysis chronic kidney disease patients from outpatient nephrology clinic of Ramathibodi hospital, Mahidol University

Inclusion Criteria:

  • kidney transplant recipients at least 1 year post surgery
  • predialysis chronic kidney disease with serum creatinine > 1.1 mg/dL in female and 1.3 mg/dL in male

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute kidney injury
  • parathyroidectomy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01293786

Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ramathibodi Hospital
Principal Investigator: Sinee Disthabanchong, MD Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sinee Disthabanchong, MD, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand Identifier: NCT01293786     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03-02-2011
Study First Received: February 10, 2011
Last Updated: May 25, 2011

Keywords provided by Ramathibodi Hospital:
kidney transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Vascular Calcification
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on August 23, 2017