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Kidney Disease clinical trials at UC Davis
4 research studies open to eligible people

  • A Comparison Study of the Experimental Human Acellular Vessel For Dialysis in End-Stage Renal Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The main purpose of this study is to compare the Human Acellular Vessel (HAV) with arteriovenous fistula (AVF) when used for hemodialysis access

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • An Exercise Study Testing Muscle Mitochondria (energy production) in Chronic Kidney Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    Skeletal muscle dysfunction (sarcopenia) is an under-recognized target organ complication of CKD with substantial adverse clinical consequences of disability, hospitalization, and death. Sarcopenia in this proposal is defined by impaired metabolism and physical function associated with decreased skeletal muscle mass or function. Skeletal muscle tissue relies on mitochondria to efficiently utilize oxygen to generate ATP. Impaired mitochondrial energetics is a central mechanism of sarcopenia in CKD. The investigators propose a series of studies designed to shed light on the pathophysiology of sarcopenia in persons with CKD not treated with dialysis. Investigators will conduct a randomized-controlled intervention trial of combined resistance training and aerobic exercise vs. health education to assess changes in skeletal muscle mitochondrial function, metabolism and physical function. Investigators hypothesize that exercise improves mitochondrial function and physical function in persons with CKD. If successful, these experiments will identify novel pathophysiologic mechanisms for CKD-associated sarcopenia. The proposed study will provide useful insight into benefits associated with exercise among patients with CKD and investigate mechanisms associated with improved metabolism, muscle function and physical function in population.

    Sacramento, California

  • Pharmacodynamic Effects & Safety of Patiromer in Children & Adolescents (2-<18 Yrs) With Chronic Kidney Disease and Hyperkalemia

    open to eligible people ages 2-17

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the change in serum (blood) potassium levels from start of treatment to Day 14, when patiromer is administered at different doses, once daily, in children 2 - < 18 years of age with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood). Another purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of patiromer in children 2 - < 18 years of age with CKD and hyperkalemia.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

  • Studying the Safety and Efficacy of Experimental medicine Hectorol in Pediatric Patients With Chronic Stage 3 and 4 Kidney Disease

    “The purpose of this study is to evaluate the possible risks and the effectiveness of Hectorol® in patients ages 5 to 18 years old.”

    open to eligible people ages 5-18

    Primary Objective: Evaluate the effect of Hectorol® capsules in reducing elevated levels of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH). Secondary Objectives: - Evaluate the safety profile of Hectorol® capsules versus Rocaltrol® (calcitriol) capsules. - Determine the pharmacokinetic profile of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D2 after administration of Hectorol®.

    Sacramento, California and other locations

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