Kremezin Study Against Renal Disease Progression in Korea
1. To evaluate the effectiveness of AST-120 (spherical carbon adsorbent) added to standard-of-care therapy in moderate to severe Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD III-IV), on time to first occurrence of any event of the triple composite outcome of initiation of renal replacement therapy, decline of eGFR 50% or more or doubling of serum creatinine (sCr) when compared with standard-of-care group;
2. To evaluate the effectiveness of AST-120 (spherical carbon adsorbent) to GFR and proteinuria;
3. To evaluate the effectiveness of AST-120 (spherical carbon adsorbent) to health related quality of life;
4. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of long-term AST-120 therapy in patients with CKD; 5) To evaluate the all-cause mortality.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chronic Kidney Disease
Seoul National University Hospital
Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00860431
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
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)
Kidney Failure, Chronic
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.
Abnormal enlargement or swelling of a KIDNEY due to dilation of the KIDNEY CALICES and the KIDNEY PELVIS. It is often associated with obstruction of the URETER or chronic kidney diseases that prevents normal drainage of urine into the URINARY BLADDER.
A severe irreversible decline in the ability of kidneys to remove wastes, concentrate URINE, and maintain ELECTROLYTE BALANCE; BLOOD PRESSURE; and CALCIUM metabolism. Renal failure, either acute (KIDNEY FAILURE, ACUTE) or chronic (KIDNEY FAILURE, CHRONIC), requires HEMODIALYSIS.
A chronic inflammatory condition of the KIDNEY resulting in diffuse renal destruction, a grossly enlarged and nonfunctioning kidney associated with NEPHROLITHIASIS and KIDNEY STONES.
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