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Chronic Kidney Disease clinical trials at University of California Health

32 in progress, 18 open to eligible people

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  • Daily Oral Orforglipron (LY3502970) Compared With Insulin Glargine in Participants With Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity or Overweight at Increased Cardiovascular Risk

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The main purpose of this study is to determine safety and efficacy of orforglipron compared with insulin glargine in participants with type 2 diabetes and obesity or overweight at increased cardiovascular risk. The study will last approximately 2 years may include up to 27 visits.

    at UCLA

  • Etelcalcetide in Pediatric Subjects With Secondary Hyperparathyroidism and Chronic Kidney Disease on Hemodialysis

    open to eligible people ages 0-18

    This is a Phase 3 Study of Etelcalcetide in Pediatric Subjects With Secondary Hyperparathyroidism and Chronic Kidney Disease on Hemodialysis

    at UCLA

  • REACT in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease

    open to eligible people ages 30-80

    The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy (including durability) of up to 2 REACT injections given 3 months (+30 days) apart and delivered percutaneously into biopsied and non-biopsied contralateral kidneys in participants with T2DM and CKD.

    at UC Davis

  • Test BI 764198 in People With a Type of Kidney Disease Called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    This study is open to adults with a type of kidney disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The purpose of this study is to find out whether a medicine called BI 764198 improves the health of the kidneys in people with FSGS. Three different doses of BI 764198 are tested in this study. Participants are put into 4 groups randomly, which means by chance. Three of the groups receive different doses of BI 764198 and one group receives placebo. Participants are in the study for about 4 months. For about 3 months, they take BI 764198 or placebo as capsules once a day. Placebo capsules look like BI 764198 capsules but do not contain any medicine. Participants visit the study site about 10 times. You can participate in this study from your home. In this case a research nurse will visit you for the study visits. Kidney health is assessed based on the analysis of urine samples, which participants collect at home. At the end of the study, the results are compared between the different groups. During the study, the doctors also regularly check the general health of the participants.

    at UCSF

  • Exercise Study Testing Enhanced Energetics of Mitochondria Video Integrated Delivery of Activity Training in CKD

    “Adults ages 30-80 with Chronic Kidney Disease can participate in a new exercise study to help improve muscle function. See if you qualify!”

    open to eligible people ages 30-75

    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.

    at UC Davis

  • Ferric Citrate and Chronic Kidney Disease in Children

    open to eligible people ages 6-17

    We will conduct a 12-month, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to assess the effects of therapy with ferric citrate (FC) on changes in intact FGF23 levels (iFGF23, primary endpoint) in 160 pediatric patients (80 in each of the two arms) aged 6-17 years of either sex with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3-4 and age-appropriate normal serum phosphate levels. Participants will be randomized to one of the two groups: 1) FC or 2) FC placebo. Participants will be recruited from 12 core clinical sites.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Immunological Tolerance in Patients With Mismatched Kidney Transplants

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study seeks to determine if administration of the drug belumosudil (KD025) will be safe and improve transplant tolerance in subjects undergoing combined Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) single haplotype-matched related or 0-3 antigen (at A, B, C, DR) HLA mismatched unrelated living donor kidney and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

    at UCLA

  • Retro-active Immunological Tolerance in Patients With Well-functioning Pre-existing HLA-identical Kidney Transplants

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The study seeks to determine if patients with a pre-existing, well-functioning kidney transplant from a HLA-identical living donor can be withdrawn from immunosuppressive medications without compromising allograft function through hematopoietic stem cell (HPSC) infusion from the same donor. HPSC infusion will be preceded by a conditioning regimen of total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) and rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (rATG).

    at UCLA

  • DCR-PHXC in Patients With PH1/2 and ESRD

    open to all eligible people

    The aim of this study is to evaluate DCR-PHXC in participants with PH1 or PH2 and severe renal impairment, with or without dialysis.

    at UCSF

  • Sodium Bicarbonate and Mitochondrial Energetics in Persons With CKD

    open to eligible people ages 21-85

    Skeletal muscle metabolic health is critical for mobility and an underrecognized target of metabolic acidosis in chronic kidney disease. Impaired muscle mitochondrial metabolism underlies poor physical endurance increasing the risk of mobility disability. The proposed project will use precise in vivo tools to study the pathophysiology of poor physical endurance in a clinical trial treating metabolic acidosis among persons living with chronic kidney disease.

    at UC Davis

  • Desensitization of Chronic Kidney Disease in Adult Patients in Need of a Kidney Transplant Who Are Highly Sensitized to Human Leukocyte Antigen

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    The primary objective of the study is to assess the safety and tolerability of REGN5459 (Part A) or REGN5458 (Part B) as monotherapy in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who need kidney transplantation and are highly sensitized to human leukocyte antigen (HLA). The secondary objectives of the study are to determine/assess the following for REGN5459 (Part A) or REGN5458 (Part B): - Dose regimen(s) that result in a clinically meaningful reduction of anti-HLA alloantibody levels - Effect on calculated panel-reactive antibody (cPRA) levels - Time to maximal and clinically meaningful reduction in anti-HLA alloantibody levels - Duration of the effect of study drug on the reduction of anti-HLA alloantibodies - Effect on circulating immunoglobulin (Ig) classes (isotypes) - Pharmacokinetics (PK) properties - Immunogenicity

    at UC Irvine UCSF

  • Ferric Citrate in Children With Hyperphosphatemia Related to Chronic Kidney Disease

    open to eligible people ages 12-17

    This study will be conducted to assess the safety and tolerability of ferric citrate in pediatric participants with hyperphosphatemia related to chronic kidney disease (CKD).

    at UCSF

  • Arteriovenous Vascular (AV) ACCESS Trial

    open to eligible people ages 60 years and up

    This study is to prospectively compare the effectiveness and safety of the two types of arteriovenous access placement (fistula or graft) in older adults with end stage kidney disease and multiple chronic conditions

    at UCLA

  • Home Blood Pressure (BP) Trial

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The main study will be a two arm 10-month, cross-over randomized controlled trial of 200 participants treated with end-stage-kidney-disease treated with in-center hemodialysis in the Seattle and San Francisco area comparing a strategy of targeting home vs. pre-dialysis systolic blood pressure <140 mmHg to reduce rates of intradialytic hypotension. The target systolic blood pressure of <140 mmHg in both treatment groups will be achieved using an algorithm of dry weight adjustment and anti-hypertensive medication adjustment.

    at UCSF

  • Pirfenidone to Prevent Progression in Chronic Kidney Disease

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    Kidney disease is a global health problem, affecting more than 10% of the world's population and more than half of adults over 70 years of age in the United States. Persons with kidney disease are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, heart failure, physical function decline, and mortality. Kidney scarring is a dominant factor in the development of kidney disease. Our group has evaluated several tests to determine the severity of scarring without requiring kidney biopsies, using MRI imaging scans and evaluating markers of scarring that we can measure in the urine. In this study we will use these measures to evaluate pirfenidone as a promising potential new treatment for patients with kidney disease.

    at UCSD UCSF

  • APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network (APOLLO)

    open to all eligible people

    The APOLLO study is being done in an attempt to improve outcomes after kidney transplantation and to improve the safety of living kidney donation based upon variation in the apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1). Genes control what is inherited from a family, such as eye color or blood type. Variation in APOL1 can cause kidney disease. African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, Hispanic Blacks, and Africans are more likely to have the APOL1 gene variants that cause kidney disease. APOLLO will test DNA from kidney donors and recipients of kidney transplants for APOL1 to determine effects on kidney transplant-related outcomes.

    at UCSF

  • Observational Extension Study for Adult Patients Treated in Study R5459-RT-1944 Who Receive A Kidney Transplant

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    The primary objective of the study is to assess adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs) in kidney transplant recipients previously treated with REGN5459 or REGN5458 in the R5459-RT-1944 study. The secondary objectives of the study are to evaluate each of the following in kidney transplant recipients previously treated with REGN5459 or REGN5458: - Rates and classification of antibody-mediated and T-cell-mediated kidney allograft rejection - Graft survival - Allograft function - Delayed allograft function - Anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alloantibody levels and calculated panel-reactive antibody (cPRA) - Emergence of de novo donor-specific antibodies - Circulating immunoglobulin (Ig) classes (isotypes) - Pharmacokinetics (PK) of REGN5459 or REGN5458

    at UC Irvine UCSF

  • Decellularized Femoral Artery Allograft (Nexeon AVX) Prospective Registry

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Post market registry to assess the safety and efficacy of a novel decellularized human femoral artery allograft (Nexeon AVX Decellularized Femoral Artery,

    at UCLA

  • Human Acellular Vessel (HAV) With Fistulas as Conduits for Hemodialysis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

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

    at UC Davis UC Irvine UCLA UCSD

  • Learn How Well the Treatment Combination of Finerenone and Empagliflozin Works and How Safe it is Compared to Each Treatment Alone in Adult Participants With Long-term Kidney Disease (Chronic Kidney Disease) and Type 2 Diabetes

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Finerenone works by blocking a group of proteins, called mineralocorticoid receptor. An increased stimulation of mineralocorticoid receptor is known to trigger injury and inflammation in the kidney and is therefore thought to play a role in CKD. Empagliflozin lowers blood sugar levels by increasing the excretion of glucose from the blood into the urine. In this study, the researchers want to learn how well the combination of finerenone and empagliflozin helps to slow down the worsening of the participants' kidney function compared to either treatment alone. For this, the level of protein in the urine will be measured. The investigators also want to know how safe the combination is compared to either treatment alone. Depending on the treatment group, the participants will either take the combination of finerenone and empagliflozin, or finerenone together with a placebo, or empagliflozin together with a placebo, once a day as tablets by mouth. A placebo looks like a treatment but does not have any medicine in it. Importantly, the participants will also continue to take their other current medicine for CKD and T2D. The participants will be in the study for up to 7.5 months and will take the study treatments for 6 months. During the study, participants will visit the study site 7 times. The study team will: - collect blood and urine samples - check the participants' vital signs - do a physical examination including height and weight - check the participants' heart health by using an electrocardiogram (ECG) - monitor the participants' blood pressure - ask the participants questions about how they are feeling and what adverse events they may be having An adverse event is any problem that happens during the trial. Doctors keep track of all events that happen in trials, even if they do not think the events might be related to the study treatments.

    at UCLA

  • Learn How Well Finerenone Works and How Safe it is in Adult Participants With Non-diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Researchers are looking for a better way to treat people who have non-diabetic chronic kidney disease (non-diabetic CKD). The trial treatment, finerenone, is being developed to help people who have long lasting kidney disease, also known as chronic kidney disease (CKD). It works by blocking a certain hormone called aldosterone that causes injury and inflammation in the heart and kidney which is known to play a role in CKD. In this trial, the researchers want to learn if finerenone helps to slow down the worsening of the participants' non-diabetic CKD compared to a placebo. A placebo looks like a trial treatment but does not have any medicine in it. The trial will include about 1,580 men and women who are at least 18 years old. The participants will take finerenone or a placebo once a day as tablets by mouth. All of the participants will also continue to take their current medicine for their CKD. The participants will be in the trial for up to about 50 months. During the trial, the doctors will collect blood and urine samples and check the participants' health. The participants will also answer questions about how they are feeling and what adverse events they are having. An adverse event is a medical problem that happens during the trial. Doctors keep track of all adverse events that happen in trials, even if they do not think the adverse events might be related to the trial treatments.

    at UCLA

  • Advancing Understanding of Transportation Options

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This Stage II randomized, controlled, longitudinal trial seeks to assess the acceptability, feasibility, and effects of a driving decision aid use among geriatric patients and providers. This multi-site trial will (1) test the driving decision aid (DDA) in improving decision making and quality (knowledge, decision conflict, values concordance and behavior intent); and (2) determine its effects on specific subpopulations of older drivers (stratified for cognitive function, decisional capacity, and attitudinally readiness for a mobility transition). The overarching hypotheses are that the DDA will help older adults make high-quality decisions, which will mitigate the negative psychosocial impacts of driving reduction, and that optimal DDA use will target certain populations and settings.

    at UCSD

  • ARTEMIS: Ravulizumab to Protect Patients With CKD From CSA-AKI and MAKE

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The primary objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of a single dose of ravulizumab IV compared with placebo in reducing the risk of the clinical consequences of AKI (MAKE) at 90 days in adult participants with CKD who undergo non-emergent cardiac surgery with CPB.

    at UCSF

  • Comparing Surgical and Endovascular Arteriovenous Fistula Creation

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) who use hemodialysis to filter their blood require vascular access for the dialysis machine; the most common type of vascular access is called an arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The AVF is a direct connect between an artery and vein. Until recently, AVFs were only created through surgery that requires general anesthesia and opening up the skin. Now there are 2 FDA-approved devices designed to create AVFs using endovascular techniques (endoAVF), which means a device that goes through the skin instead of opening the skin up. Also patients are not required to be under general anesthesia, they can receive local anesthesia instead. Due to the relatively new approval of these devices, there is not a randomized study to compare the results of endoAVF versus surgAVF. This study is a pilot study for an eventually larger scale study to compare the results of endoAVF versus surgAVF. The study aims to determine what the proportion of patients seeking hemodialysis access could qualify for receiving either an endoAVF , surgAVF, or both. Patients who are screened for hemodialysis access must undergo a duplex ultrasound of the blood vessels in the arm to confirm correct sizing. If participants qualify for both procedures they will be randomized to either endoAVF or surgAVF and will track the clinical and patient-reported outcomes of each procedure. Our pilot study hopes to enroll 90 participants. Those outcomes will inform a larger scale study. If the potential participant chooses to abstain from participation in the randomized trial, preferring to decide the method of AVF creation, we will offer to them a chance to join an endoAVF/surgAVF registry that will track the clinical outcomes of the procedure via medical record monitoring.

    at UCLA

  • CoQ10 and Exercise for Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Advance Kidney Disease

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Frailty and sarcopenia are modifiable risk factors for morbidity and mortality in patients with ESRD. Exercise is the recommended intervention to prevent frailty and sarcopenia, however, many clinical trials have shown limited clinical improvement in muscle mass and physical function. We propose that mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the deterrents to the effectiveness of the exercise. We plan to evaluate the additive effect of HIIT and CoQ10, a mitochondrial-targeted therapy, on mitochondrial function and physical performance. Understanding the interplay among CoQ10, exercise, and mitochondrial function will identify novel mechanisms to improve the efficiency of exercise. This will also serve to prevent frailty, sarcopenia, and muscle dysfunction in patients with ESRD.

    at UC Davis

  • EMPA-KIDNEY (The Study of Heart and Kidney Protection With Empagliflozin)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary aim of the study is to investigate the effect of empagliflozin on kidney disease progression or cardiovascular death versus placebo on top of standard of care in patients with pre-existing chronic kidney disease. After completion of the interventional part of the study (primary study completion) a subset of participants will be followed up in a post-trial observational (non-interventional) manner for cardio-renal outcomes (estimated study completion date).

    at UCLA

  • Global Study of MK-2060 (Anti-Factor XI Monoclonal Antibody) in Participants With End Stage Renal Disease Receiving Hemodialysis (FXI Hemodialysis Study) (MK-2060-007)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two different doses of MK-2060 (a monoclonal antibody against Factor XI) in end stage renal disease (ESRD) participants receiving hemodialysis via an arteriovenous graft (AVG). Data from this study will be used to aid dose selection of MK-2060 in future studies. The primary hypothesis is that at least one of the MK-2060 doses is superior to placebo in increasing the time to first occurrence of AVG event.

    at UCLA

  • Pilot to Examine Risk and Feasibility of Remote Management of BP From CKD Through ESRD

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    The transition from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to end-stage renal disease ESRD is a vulnerable and challenging period of time for patients and providers. Suboptimal control of blood pressure is known to be common in patients with the advanced stages of CKD, and may contribute to their elevated risk of progression to ESRD, cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality. This proposal is a pilot randomized controlled trial designed to test whether intensive blood pressure lowering is feasible and safe in patients with advanced CKD as they transition to ESRD.

    at UCSF

  • Plant-Focused Nutrition in Patients With Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    In this pilot clinical trial, the investigators will recruit and randomize 120 patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease (CKD/DM) stages 3 to 5 to a patient-centered and flexible Plant-Focused Nutrition in Diabetes (PLAFOND) diet with >2/3 plant-based sources, which will be compared with a standard-of-care CKD diet, which is usually a low-potassium and low-salt diet, over a 6-month period. Through this study, the investigators will determine whether the plant-focused diet intervention is feasible for patient adherence, whether this diet is safe by avoiding malnutrition, frailty, and high potassium or glucose blood levels, and whether patient reported outcomes are favorably impacted.

    at UC Irvine

  • Tacrolimus/Everolimus vs. Tacrolimus/MMF in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients Using the MATE Score

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The TEAMMATE Trial will enroll 210 pediatric heart transplant patients from 25 centers at 6 months post-transplant and follow each patient for 2.5 years. Half of the participants will receive everolimus and low-dose tacrolimus and the other half will receive tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil. The trial will determine which treatment is better at reducing the cumulative risk of coronary artery vasculopathy, chronic kidney disease and biopsy proven-acute cellular rejection without an increase in graft loss due to all causes (e.g. infection, PTLD, antibody mediated rejection).

    at UCLA

  • SDCC - Prospective Cohort Study of Chronic Renal Insufficiency

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a silent epidemic affecting more than 37 million Americans. The burden of morbidity and mortality associated with CKD derives from its frequent progression to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and the disproportionate risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated complications. CKD is strongly and independently associated with CVD, even after adjustment for traditional CVD risk factors. This led to the hypothesis that other risk factors augment the rate of CVD in the setting of CKD. Hence, many patients with progressive renal disease succumb to fatal CVD events before they need renal replacement therapy. The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) established the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study in 2001 with the initial goal of elucidating the relationship between CKD and CVD. Since its inception, the CRIC Study has recruited and followed a racially and ethnically diverse cohort of over 5,000 participants with reduced kidney function from 13 clinical recruitment sites across the US. The original aim of CRIC was to establish a clinical research laboratory designed to (a) identify novel predictors of CKD progression, and (b) characterize the manifestations of CVD and identify its risk factors among individuals with CKD. The CRIC Study has examined a broad set of etiological factors (clinical, behavioral, and biomarker-associated) potentially responsible for both progressive CKD and CKD-related morbidities, especially those early in the course of CKD. Characterizing relationships between these risk factors and outcomes should facilitate identification of high-risk subgroups with CKD and guide enrollment into preventive treatment trials and application of preventive therapies. Over time, the scientific focus and the CRIC investigator network have broadened extensively through a highly successful ancillary studies program that has included more than 100 projects, most of which have been funded through federal grants. To date, the CRIC Study's investigative activities have resulted in over 300 published scientific papers with many additional manuscripts in development.

    at UCSF

  • VIRTUUS Children's Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The objective of the VIRTUUS Children's Study is to adapt identified and validated adult noninvasive diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for the characterization of allograft status in pediatric recipients of kidney allografts.

    at UCLA UCSD

Our lead scientists for Chronic Kidney Disease research studies include .

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