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Acute Kidney Injury clinical trials at UCSF
4 in progress, 1 open to eligible people

  • 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

  • The Effect of Loop Diuretics on Severity and Outcome of Acute Kidney Injury

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary objective is to safely determine if the investigators can identify the severity of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) early in the course of the disease. Once enrolled the investigators will draw blood and urine for novel and standard biomarkers. The investigators are attempting to determine if these biomarkers can forecast the course of AKI (need for dialysis, death and renal recovery). The investigators seek to determine how well physicians caring for those with AKI can predict the clinical course compared to these novel biomarkers of AKI and if there is an association between clinical course and 3 year patient outcomes.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Transfusion Trigger After Operations in High Cardiac Risk Patients

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The goal of the proposed study is to determine whether a liberal transfusion strategy (transfusion trigger at Hb < 10 gm/dl) in Veterans at high cardiac risk who undergo major open vascular and general surgery operations is associated with decreased risk of adverse postoperative outcomes compared to a restrictive transfusion strategy (transfusion trigger at Hb < 7 gm/dl).

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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