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Indoxyl sulfate (IS) is a uremic toxin that accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). AST-120 (Kremezin®; Kureha Corporation, Tokyo, Japan) removes indole, which is the precursor of IS, in the intestine, and reduces the accumulation of IS. This drug has been shown to retard the deterioration of renal function in CKD patients through reducing the levels of IS.
IS was reported to promote aortic calcification and stimulate the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). IS also inhibits endothelial proliferation and wound repair. With this background, the investigators will performed the study whether AST-120 improve the endothelial dysfunction in CKD patients.
The purpose of this study is to examine whether Kremezin, Indoxyl sulfate lowering agent improve endothelial dysfunction in stage 3,4 chronic kidney disease patients
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital
Korea, Republic of
Not yet recruiting
Ewha Womans University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:24-0400
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