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Acute Kidney Injury clinical trials at UCSF
2 in progress, 1 open to new patients

  • Mild Hypothermia and Acute Kidney Injury in Liver Transplantation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Acute kidney injury (AKI), or worsening kidney function, is a common complication after liver transplantation (20-90% in published studies). Patients who experience AKI after liver transplantation have higher mortality, increased graft loss, longer hospital and intensive care unit stays, and more progression to chronic kidney disease compared with those who do not. In this study, half of the participants will have their body temperature cooled to slightly lower than normal (mild hypothermia) for a portion of the liver transplant operation, while the other half will have their body temperature maintained at normal. The study will evaluate if mild hypothermia protects from AKI during liver transplantation.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Recovery After Dialysis-Requiring Acute Kidney Injury

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The Recovery After Dialysis-Requiring Acute Kidney Injury (RAD-AKI) Pilot Study is a 2-arm randomized clinical trial of hospitalized patients with dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury (RAD-AKI), comparing conventional thrice-weekly intermittent hemodialysis dialysis (control) to a "conservative dialysis strategy" in which hemodialysis is not continued unless specific metabolic or clinical indications for RRT are present. The overall hypothesis is that the current practice of thrice-weekly acute intermittent hemodialysis for AKI-D masks evidence of renal recovery and may actually delay or preclude recovery. The primary objective of this pilot study is to assess the safety and feasibility of the proposed intervention and study design.

    San Francisco, California

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