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clinical trial
if you have
Chronic Kidney Disease
and you are
over 18
years old
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The purpose

The purpose of the present study is to investigate the association between the accumulation of advanced glycation end-products (AGE) and adverse outcomes (e.g. death) in people receiving haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis based in Royal Derby Hospital, as well as the impact of a dietetic intervention on AGE accumulation. AGE will be measured non-invasively in the skin using a technique called skin autofluorescence (SAF). The present study will be conducted in two parts: Study 1: this will be a prospective study where participants will be followed-up for up to five years. The research team will measure the accumulation of AGE in the skin using a quick (less than five minutes) and painless technique called SAF. This involves placing the forearm on a piece of equipment that shines a light on the skin and measures the amount of light that is reflected back. Participants will be asked to complete nutritional and quality of life questionnaires, measurements of weight, height, arm circumference and skinfold thickness (i.e. anthropometry), simple eyesight tests and blood tests. Study 2: observational non-randomized proof of principle study where malnourished dialysis participants will receive a dietitian supervised intensive nutritional support. Participants will be followed-up for 2 years and will receive precise oral and written instructions on how to comply with the intervention. Blood and eyesight tests, SAF measurements, anthropometry and nutritional and quality of life assessments will be conducted. In Studies 1 and 2, approximately two teaspoons of blood will be collected to measure AGE levels and do some additional blood tests to help us investigate the effects of AGEs on the body. If the participants agree, the investigators will also store some of the blood for future research.

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02878317. The sponsor of the trial is University of Nottingham and it is looking for 40 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Association of Advanced Glycation End-product Accumulation and Adverse Outcomes in Peritoneal Dialysis and Haemodialysis Patients and the Impact of a Dietetic Intervention on Skin Autofluorescence