Cardiovascular Remodeling in Living Kidney Donors With Reduced Glomerular Filtration Rate (CENS)
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is highly frequent, and patients with advanced CKD are known to have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, little is known about the cardiovascular risk in patients with mildly reduced kidney function (reduced glomerular filtration rate, GFR), affecting up to 10% of the general population; and importantly, also affecting living kidney donors. Until recently it has been believed that donating a kidney does not represent any health hazard. However, a recent Norwegian epidemiological study suggested that kidney donors have an increased risk of CVD. The pathogenesis linking reduced kidney function to CVD is not known. Living kidney donors provide a unique model for investigating the mechanisms underlying increased risk of CVD in patients with reduced GFR because living kidney donors are healthy before donation. Thus, the main purpose of the Project is to investigate the mekanismes underlying the development of cardiovascular remodelling induced by a reduction in GFR.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The project is a prospective longitudinal parallel group study including persons selected as living kidney donors according to the Norwegian donor criteria and accepted for surgery at Rikshospitalet, Norway. The donors will be compared to a control group consisting of individuals evaluated for donation, but not found eligible and healthy family members related to donors. The control individuals will be age and sex matched to living kidney donors. Control individuals who accept to participate will go through the same test battery (the Norwegian transplantation protocol for living kidney donors) as living kidney donors and must fulfil these criteria before inclusion as controls.
Donor Group: persons selected as living kidney donors according to the Norwegian donor criteria and accepted for surgery at Rikshospitalet, Norway
Control Group: persons fulfilling the criteria according to the Norwegian transplantation protocol for living kidney donors with one exeption: they do not have to be investigated with CT angiography which is not considered necessary.
• Persons who do not meet the Norwegian donor criteria.