Hypertension in Hemodialysis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by:
Indiana University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00067665
First received: August 25, 2003
Last updated: March 25, 2011
Last verified: January 2011
  Purpose

How high blood pressure in hemodialysis patients should be diagnosed and treated using medications or without medications is the purpose of this study.


Condition Intervention
Hypertension
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
Other: Ultrafiltration

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Hypertension in Hemodialysis

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Further study details as provided by Indiana University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcome parameter will be systolic reduction in 44h-interdialytic ambulatory BP with ultrafiltration as compared to the control group by intention to treat analysis [ Time Frame: 0, 4, 8 wks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Per protocol analysis of primary outcome with 1. weight loss as the covariate. 2. baseline left-atrial size and weight loss as covariates.3. Others: (Description restricted by space limitation) [ Time Frame: 0, 4, 8 wks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: August 2003
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: 1
Control group of 50 patients where dry weight is not changed.
Experimental: 2
All patients participating in the trial require evaluation of dry-weight at each dialysis visit for evaluation. An initial weight loss of 0.1kg/10 kg body-weight will be prescribed per dialysis. If ultrafiltration is not tolerated based on muscle cramps, need for excessive saline or symptomatic hypotension, the intensity of ultrafiltration will be reduced by 50%. If ultrafiltration is still not tolerated, the weight loss will be further reduced by 50%. If the patient cannot tolerate at least 0.2 kg incremental weight loss per dialysis, the patient will be said to be at goal dry-weight. Thus, by this protocol, all patients must experience symptoms of volume depletion to be at dry weight.
Other: Ultrafiltration
All patients participating in the trial require evaluation of dry-weight at each dialysis visit for evaluation. An initial weight loss of 0.1kg/10 kg body-weight will be prescribed per dialysis. If ultrafiltration is not tolerated based on muscle cramps, need for excessive saline or symptomatic hypotension, the intensity of ultrafiltration will be reduced by 50%. If ultrafiltration is still not tolerated, the weight loss will be further reduced by 50%. If the patient cannot tolerate at least 0.2 kg incremental weight loss per dialysis, the patient will be said to be at goal dry-weight. Thus, by this protocol, all patients must experience symptoms of volume depletion to be at dry weight.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

- Adults with hypertension on hemodialysis Hypertensive, long-term (3 months or more) hemodialysis patients will be studied over a 6 hemodialysis baseline phase during which 44-hour interdialytic ambulatory BP will be performed and baseline symptoms collected. Patients with well-controlled hypertension, on anti-hypertensive therapy will have blood pressure medications withdrawn until they become hypertensive as assessed by 44-hour interdialytic ambulatory blood pressure recording. We will exclude patients who have had vascular event (stroke, myocardial infarction or limb ischemia requiring bypass) within previous six months, ambulatory BP >170 mm Hg systolic or >100 mm Hg diastolic, those who miss 2 or more hemodialysis treatments in the previous month, abuse street-drugs, require home oxygen, have symptomatic congestive heart failure or are morbidly obese (body mass index > 40 kg/m2).

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00067665

Locations
United States, Indiana
Indiana University Affiliated Dialysis Unit
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University
  More Information

No publications provided by Indiana University

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Rajiv Agarwal, Indiana University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00067665     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: (DK62030), R01DK062030
Study First Received: August 25, 2003
Last Updated: March 25, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Indiana University:
hemodialysis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Hypertrophy
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
Cardiomegaly
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Vascular Diseases

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