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Kidney Disease clinical trials at UCSF
22 in progress, 11 open to new patients

  • Activity Trackers for Improving BP

    open to eligible people ages 12-30

    The study aims to determine if use of physical activity trackers coupled with provider feedback will increase awareness of young adults of their physical fitness and improve blood pressure levels. The goal of this pilot study is feasibility, with a secondary goal of examining potential effect sizes for planning purposes for a larger randomized controlled trial.

    San Francisco, California

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

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

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

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Donor-Alloantigen-Reactive Regulatory T Cell (darTreg) Therapy in Renal Transplantation (The ONE Study )

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    This Phase I pilot study will evaluate the safety, and tolerability of darTreg infusion for adult, de novo, living donor renal transplant recipients.

    San Francisco, California

  • Efficacy and Safety of Finerenone in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and the Clinical Diagnosis of Diabetic Kidney Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether oral finerenone (study drug), in addition to standard daily therapy, is effective and safe in treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic kidney disease, when compared to a placebo.

    Fresno, California and other locations

  • Gout: Allopurinol vs. Febuxostat

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This trial will compare two effective therapies, allopurinol and febuxostat, to lower serum uric acid and therefore prevent further gout attacks. These therapies have never been compared at appropriate doses. Further, they will be studied in patients with kidney disease for the first time.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Impact of CCR5 Blockade in HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Maraviroc (MVC) is a type of HIV medicine called a CCR5 inhibitor. This study will evaluate the safety and tolerability of MVC in HIV-infected adults receiving a kidney transplant.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Kidney Awareness Registry and Education

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of two different interventions aimed at improving health outcomes among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), who are at high risk of CKD progression. Specifically, this study will examine how best to implement a provider-level intervention (access to a CKD-registry) and a patient-oriented intervention (automated telephone self-management (ATSM) + health coach) on patient health outcomes, with a 2x2 factorial design.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • 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

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

    open to eligible people ages 16 years and up

    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.

    San Francisco, California

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

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    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

  • The QUALITY Vets Project: Muscle Quality and Kidney Disease

    open to eligible people ages 18-84

    Currently there is no standard way to detect age-related skeletal muscle loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. Investigators are working on finding rapid and inexpensive ways to measure muscle size and fat within the muscle.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    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.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study of Obinutuzumab to Evaluate Safety and Tolerability in Hypersensitized Adult Participants With End Stage Renal Disease Awaiting Transplantation

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a Phase Ib, open-label study of single and repeat doses of obinutuzumab administered as intravenous (IV) infusion in adults with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Participants will be enrolled into two cohorts receiving either one (Cohort 1) or two or more (Cohort 2) obinutuzumab infusions. Both cohorts will receive standard pretreatments to reduce the risk of infusion-related reactions (IRRs). Desensitization Period: In Cohort 1, participants will receive single dose obinutuzumab IV infusion on Day 1. Following review of Cohort 1 aggregated safety data up to 4 weeks post dose for the last participant of Cohort 1, Cohort 2 will be allowed to proceed. In Cohort 2, participants will receive obinutuzumab IV infusion on Days 1 and 15. Transplantation Period: Participants who qualify for transplantation and receive a compatible kidney offer after inclusion in Cohort 1 or Cohort 2 will receive two additional infusions (one at the time of transplantation and second at Week 24 post-transplantation) of obinutuzumab. Assessment of the safety and tolerability of the obinutuzumab regimen will be conducted at Week 24 of the desensitization phase and at Week 28 post-transplantation. All participants will be monitored for a minimum of 12 months following the last obinutuzumab infusion.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Study of PRT-201 Administered Immediately After Radiocephalic Arteriovenous Fistula(AVF) Creation in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) (PATENCY-1)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This research study is designed to assess the safety and effectiveness of an experimental drug called PRT-201 in patients both receiving or expecting to receive dialysis who have chronic kidney disease and who are undergoing surgery to create a new access point to their bloodstream for hemodialysis. PRT-201 is a protein that has been shown in previous research studies to help keep vessels patent when applied to the outside surface of the blood vessels (arteries and veins) in patients who undergo surgery to create an arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The purpose of this study is to determine whether PRT-201 when applied to a limited segment of your blood vessel (about 2 inches) immediately after surgery is safe and improves the patency of your AVF.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • A Trial of Doxycycline in Renal Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The goal of this trial is to evaluate whether subantimicrobial-dose of doxycycline (20mgBID) will affect serum and urine biomarkers of fibrosis in patients with pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease.

    San Francisco, California

  • Blood Pressure Lowering in Dialysis (BOLD) Trial

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Blood pressure may be one of the most important modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with end-stage-renal-disease undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. Although a systolic blood pressure <140 mmHg treatment target has been recommended, there remains uncertainty on which blood pressure should be targeted, more specifically that measured in the dialysis unit or at home. Observational studies have reported a paradoxical U-shaped associated with dialysis unit (pre-dialysis) systolic blood pressure and cardiovascular events and death (where blood pressure below 140 mmHg is actually linked with poor outcomes). Conversely, the same studies have reported a linear association between higher home systolic blood pressure and worse clinical outcomes, where blood pressure below 140 mmHg is associated with better outcomes. This pilot clinical trial aims to address this important question.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Endothelial Function and Arterio-Venous Fistula Maturation

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    An arterio-venous fistula is a surgical procedure that supports access for people undergoing hemodialysis (HD) for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). This observational pilot study seeks to better understand the factors that contribute to the successful maturation of an arterio-venous fistula. A primary aim of this study is to see if endothelial function (the biochemical events initiated by cells lining the arteries) is associated with successful maturation. Other aims include determining if pro-inflammatory markers in the blood or evidence of gene expression are associated with successful maturation.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Kidney and Periodontal Disease Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is (1) to determine whether a 12-month trial of patients from underserved communities with clinically significant gum disease and kidney disease randomly assigned to intensive gum disease treatment or delayed treatment is feasible and (2) to determine the variability of various tests of kidney function and inflammation in response to intensive gum disease treatment.

  • Open-label Trial to Evaluate the Long Term Safety of Titrated Immediate-release Tolvaptan in Subjects With Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of the study is to evaluate and describe the long term safety of tolvaptan in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Primary Care eHealth Intervention for Improved Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This project seeks to improve the health of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by developing and testing an electronic health intervention (that will combine secure e--mail, smartphone text message, and online video materials) to promote patient use of effective medications. The information we collect on the electronic health intervention will guide future research, including a larger trial and other studies among related patient groups (e.g., racial minorities) and diseases (e.g., type 2 diabetes mellitus). The project has the potential to improve health outcomes for the millions of patients with CKD who are not yet receiving effective medications.

    San Francisco, California

  • Screen-and-treat Program for Chronic Kidney Disease- High Risk Persons

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The overall hypothesis of this trial is that screening for chronic kidney disease, followed by education or treatment program will improve blood pressure control among hypertensive non-diabetic persons.

    San Francisco, California

  • Use of Pedometers to Measure and Increase Walking Among Patients With ESRD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Randomized controlled trial using pedometers to increase physical activity among patients on dialysis.

    San Francisco, California