Effect of Hemodialysis on Toe Pressure- and Finger Pressure and Skin Autofluorescence in Hemodialysis Patients
The aim of this study is to determine the vascular condition of hemodialysis patients with toe pressure measurement, finger pressure measurement and measuring glycated and oxidated proteins by skin autofluorescence.
Hypothesis: Lowering of finger pressure/toe pressure during hemodialysis, especially in whom with a arteriovenous fistula, may contribute to critical limb ischemia in the extremities.
End Stage Renal Disease
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||The Effect of Hemodialysis on Toe Pressure- and Finger Pressure Measurements and Measurement of Skin Autofluorescence; a Pilot Study in the Assessment of Critical Limb Ischemia in Hemodialysis Patients.|
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2007|
- To determine the macrovascular status of hemodialysis patients by measuring toe pressure, finger pressure and skin autofluorescence.
- Measuring toe- and finger pressure before and during hemodialysis to determine the chance of developing critical limb ischemia in the extremities.
- To assess the differences in finger pressure in hemodialysis patients before and during hemodialysis in patients with either arteriovenous fistula in the upper extremity or not.
- To predict mortality and cardiovascular disease by determine the fastness of accumulation of Advanced-Glycation-Endproducts (this concerns follow-up measurements of skin autofluorescence; another study has collected data of skin autofluorescence in hemodialysis patients in our centre in 2003)