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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Fatty Liver
and you are
between 20 and 80
years old
This is an observational trial.
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The purpose

Background Fetuin A, synthesized in hepatocyte, is a circulatory inhibitor of precipitation of calcium and phosphate and links to cardiovascular calcification and mortality in dialysis patients; besides, it is associated with insulin resistance in general population. Hepatic fat accumulation enhanced fetuin A secretion in animal model. Objects This study is designed to investigate the association of fetuin A level, insulin resistance and hepatic fat content in dialysis patients. Besides, we planed to observe the survival of dialysis patient with different hepatic fat content. Methods. This is a prospective observational study. Three hundred and fifty ESRD patients undergoing maintenance HD or PD will be recruited for this prospective investigation. All the participants will receive baseline abdominal ultrasound for estimation of hepatic fat content. Hepatic fat content will be estimated as minimal, mild, moderate or severe according to the Hepburn classification. Besides, all participants also check baseline fetuin A, HOMA-IR, hs-CRP, adiponectin, leptin and lipid profiles (T-CHO, TG, LDL-C, HDL-C), nutritional parameter and other biochemical parameters. All participants will be followed for 4 years for survival analysis. The outcomes are all-cause mortality and composite CV mortality. Expected results Dialysis patients with higher hepatic fat may have higher fetuin A levels which may lead to long-term survival benefits.

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01457625. The sponsor of the trial is Far Eastern Memorial Hospital and it is looking for 300 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
The Association of Serum Fetuin A Level, Insulin Resistance and Hepatic Fat Content and Their Associations With Overall Survival in Maintenance Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Patients