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Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Calcification and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Hemodialysis Patients

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2014 by University of Alberta
Massachusetts General Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marcello Tonelli, University of Alberta Identifier:
First received: August 30, 2011
Last updated: April 9, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

Individuals with kidney disease are at a higher risk for heart and vascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes, than those with normal kidney function. The purpose of this research study is to collect information on the causes, complications and treatment of kidney disease. Patient characteristics, comorbid diseases and laboratory markers used in routine practice, as well as novel biochemical markers and genetic data will be collected to examine relationships between biochemical and genetic markers and cardiovascular risk. Information on the health history of incident hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients will be captured using structured patient interviews and review of medical records. Blood and urine specimens will be collected at the time of dialysis initiation and stored in order to perform novel biochemical and genetic assays in the future. The overall goal of the CKDCS/LUCID study is improve understanding of cardiac-associated risks and to improve treatment in patients with kidney disease. A cardiac imaging substudy will be performed in a subset of patients enrolled. The goals of the substudy are to examine whether the risks of developing common cardiac-related complications (coronary artery calcification [CAC] and left ventricular hypertrophy [LVH]) are associated with certain medications taken by individuals on dialysis and whether these risks are modified by a genotypic predisposition.

End Stage Renal Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Clinical, Biochemical and Genetic Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Calcification and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Hemodialysis Patients (CKDCS/LUCID)

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of Alberta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Coronary Artery Calcification [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Coronary Artery Calcification [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Left ventricular mass [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Left ventricular mass [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • All cause mortality [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Blood and urine will be obtained at baseline, 6 months and annually thereafter. Blood samples will be immediately divided into multiple aliquots, from which plasma, DNA, RNA and/or cells will be extracted and separately stored. Urine specimens will also be aliquoted to allow future measurement of genetic and cellular material. Specimens will be labeled using unique study identifiers to maintain confidentiality.

Estimated Enrollment: 7000
Study Start Date: May 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This study is being conducted under the Sponsorship of the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) and is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Industry Partnered Research Grant IRO 90262 - with partnership funding from Abbott Laboratories. The co-Principal Investigators are Marcello Tonelli MD SM and Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH . A total of 750 patients are anticipated being enrolled at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) (with 250 in the cardiac imaging substudy). The remaining patients are being enrolled in Canada.

This study will utilize data from "The Canadian Kidney Disease Cohort Study" (CKDCS) and "The Longitudinal US/Canada Incident Dialysis STUDY (LUCID).


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Incident hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults (≥ 18 years of age) commencing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

Exclusion Criteria:

• Unable to provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria for the cardiac substudy:

CT exclusion criteria

  1. Pregnancy
  2. Obesity (>275 lbs)
  3. Rapid atrial fibrillation, bigeminy or trigeminy
  4. Any condition that impedes the ability to lie flat during the CT (eg:decompensated congestive heart failure).

MRI exclusion criteria

  1. Cardiac pacemaker or implantable defibrillator
  2. Obesity (>275lbs)
  3. Intraocular metal
  4. Cerebral aneurysm clips, programmable shunt, etc.
  5. Any type of ear implant
  6. Any implanted device (eg: insulin, drug infusion device)
  7. Metal shrapnel or bullet
  8. Any condition that impedes the ability to lie flat during the MRI (eg:decompensated congestive heart failure)
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01427374

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Contact: Dorrie Sullivan, RN    617-726-5382    DSULLIVAN18@PARTNERS.ORG   
Sub-Investigator: Ishir Bhan, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Sagar Nigwekar, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Chunmei Huang, MD         
Principal Investigator: Ravi Thadhani, MD         
Canada, Alberta
University of Alberta Recruiting
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Contact: Dawn Opgenorth, RN    780-407-1543   
Sub-Investigator: Richard Coulden, MD, MRCP         
Principal Investigator: Marcello Tonelli, MD, FRCP         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alberta
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Marcello Tonelli, MD, SM, FRCP University of Alberta
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Marcello Tonelli, MD, Associate Professor, University of Alberta Identifier: NCT01427374     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011P000387, IRO 90262
Study First Received: August 30, 2011
Last Updated: April 9, 2014
Health Authority: Canada: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Keywords provided by University of Alberta:
peritoneal dialysis
chronic kidney disease
cardiovascular risk factors
cardiac imaging
parathyroid hormone
vitamin D
coronary artery calcification
left ventricular hypertrophy
genetic predisposition
biochemical markers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
Kidney Diseases
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Renal Insufficiency
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Urologic Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on November 25, 2014