Pilot Study of Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 2, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 2, 2007
Information provided by:
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust

Brief Summary:
This is a pilot study of a wearable type of kidney dialysis machine to treat patients with chronic kidney disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Renal Failure Device: Wearable artificial kidney Phase 1

Detailed Description:
This is a pilot study to evaluate the clearances, tolerability and safety of a wearable artificial kidney device for treating patients with chronic kidney failure.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 8 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Preliminary Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of a Wearable Artificial Kidney Device for the Treatment of Patients With Endstage Renal Failure
Study Start Date : March 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. urea, potassium, phosphate and B2M clearances
  2. safety - cardiovascular,no hemolysis, bleeding, infection
  3. no ammonia generation from sorbents, control of acid base balance

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. fluid removal
  2. patient satisfaction questionnaire
  3. affect of treatment of cytokines

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • End stage renal failure
  • Regular haemodialysis
  • Cardiovascular stability
  • Stable vascular access

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to heparin or ethylene oxide
  • Recent cardiovascular or neurological event
  • Unable to provide informed consent
  • Age < 18

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00454974

United Kingdom
UCL Center for Nephrology
London, United Kingdom, NW3 2QG
Sponsors and Collaborators
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
Principal Investigator: Victor Gurra, MD Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, USA

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00454974     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD7465
R&D Number 7465
First Posted: April 2, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 2, 2007
Last Verified: March 2007

Keywords provided by Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust:
end stage renal failure
wearable artificial kidney

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases