Clearance of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease

2016-10-19 02:38:21 | BioPortfolio


The goal of this study is to better understand vitamin D catabolism and how it is affected by CKD and race. Specifically, we will evaluate the metabolic clearance of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in individuals with varying degrees of CKD and among participants who self-report race as Caucasian, African American or African. The long-term goal of this work is to enhance the clinical evaluation and treatment of impaired vitamin D metabolism.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic


Chronic Kidney Disease


Vitamin D


University of Washington
United States


Not yet recruiting


University of Washington

Results (where available)

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Conditions in which the KIDNEYS perform below the normal level for more than three months. Chronic kidney insufficiency is classified by five stages according to the decline in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE and the degree of kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA). The most severe form is the end-stage renal disease (CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE). (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002)

The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.

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