Effect of Fetuin A in Hemodialysis Patients
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The purpose of this study is to examined the effect of fetuin A on atherosclerosis and prognosis in hemodialysis patients.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
|Official Title:||The Effect of Serum Fetuin A Concentration on the 5-Year Prognosis in Hemodialysis Patients|
|Study Start Date:||March 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2006|
Fetuin A is known to be a potent inhibitor of ectopic calcification in plasma, and the concentration of fetuin A is closely associated with protein nutritional status. The purpose of this study is to examine whether the plasma concentration of fetuin A is associated with atherosclerosis and 5-year prognosis in hemodialysis patients.
|Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, 430-0001|
|Study Chair:||Hiromichi Kumagai, MD||University of Shizuoka|