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Kidney Disease clinical trials at UCSF

13 in progress, 7 open to eligible people

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  • A Trial of Bardoxolone Methyl in Patients With ADPKD - FALCON

    open to eligible people ages 12-70

    This international, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial will study the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of bardoxolone methyl in qualified patients with ADPKD. Approximately 850 patients will be enrolled.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • An Extended Access Program for Bardoxolone Methyl in Patients With CKD (EAGLE)

    open to eligible people ages 12 years and up

    This extended access study will assess the long-term safety and tolerability of bardoxolone methyl in qualified patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who previously participated in one of the qualifying clinical studies with bardoxolone methyl. Patients will remain in the study until bardoxolone methyl is available through commercial channels or until patient withdrawal, whichever is sooner.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Ferric Citrate and Chronic Kidney Disease in Children

    open to eligible people ages 6-17

    We will conduct a 12-month, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to assess the effects of therapy with ferric citrate (FC) on changes in intact FGF23 levels (iFGF23, primary endpoint) in 160 pediatric patients (80 in each of the two arms) aged 6-17 years of either sex with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3-4 and age-appropriate normal serum phosphate levels. Participants will be randomized to one of the two groups: 1) FC or 2) FC placebo. Participants will be recruited from 12 core clinical sites.

    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 and other locations

  • The Home Blood Pressure (BP) Trial

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The main study will be a two arm 10-month, cross-over randomized controlled trial of 200 participants treated with end-stage-kidney-disease treated with in-center hemodialysis in the Seattle and San Francisco area comparing a strategy of targeting home vs. pre-dialysis systolic blood pressure <140 mmHg to reduce rates of intradialytic hypotension. The target systolic blood pressure of <140 mmHg in both treatment groups will be achieved using an algorithm of dry weight adjustment and anti-hypertensive medication adjustment.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Trial of Pirfenidone to Prevent Progression in Chronic Kidney Disease

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    Kidney disease is a global health problem, affecting more than 10% of the world's population and more than half of adults over 70 years of age in the United States. Persons with kidney disease are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, heart failure, physical function decline, and mortality. Kidney scarring is a dominant factor in the development of kidney disease. Our group has evaluated several tests to determine the severity of scarring without requiring kidney biopsies, using MRI imaging scans and evaluating markers of scarring that we can measure in the urine. In this study we will use these measures to evaluate pirfenidone as a promising potential new treatment for patients with kidney disease.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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

    open to all eligible people

    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

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

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    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

  • A Study Testing the Use of a Perivascular Sirolimus Formulation (Sirogen) in ESRD Patients Undergoing AV Fistula Surgery

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The primary study objective is to evaluate the benefit of the Sirolimus eluting Collagen implant (SeCI; Sirogen), a single dose prophylactic treatment delivered intraoperatively at the time of surgical creation of an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis vascular access.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • ACEi ARB Withdrawal in CKD Patients

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The American Heart Association guidelines for high blood pressure (BP) currently recommend using angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) as first-line therapy for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3 or above. However, the prevalence of ACEi and ARB use in patients with CKD stage 4 or 5 is low, and current BP guidelines acknowledge the lack of solid evidence to support the benefit of using these agents in advanced CKD.This study seeks to conduct a pilot trial to determine the safety and feasibility of ACEi and/or ARB continuation (intervention) versus withdrawal (control) in patients with advanced CKD.

    San Francisco, California

  • Long Term Extension Study in Patients With Primary Hyperoxaluria

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The proposed study is designed to provide patients previously enrolled in Phase 1 and 2 studies of DCR-PHXC and their siblings (<18 years old) long-term access to DCR-PHXC, and to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of DCR-PHXC in patients with PH.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • 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

  • A Study Called FINE-REAL to Learn More About the Use of the Drug Finerenone in a Routine Medical Care Setting

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is an observational study in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) who will be receiving finerenone. Kidneys filter extra water and waste out of the blood and make urine. CKD is a long-term, progressive, decrease in the kidneys' ability filter the blood properly. In people with T2D, the body does not make enough of a hormone called insulin, or does not use insulin well enough, resulting in high blood sugar levels that can cause damage to the kidneys. As a result, CKD can occur as a complication of T2D. Finerenone works by blocking certain proteins, called mineralocorticoid receptors. An increased stimulation of these proteins is thought to damage the kidneys and the heart. By lowering their stimulation, finerenone reduces the risk of kidney disease progressively getting worse. Finerenone is available and approved for doctors to prescribe to people with CKD and T2D. Since it has only recently become available for these patients, there is a need for more information about the use of finerenone in the real-world setting. The main purpose of the study is to learn more about treatment patterns in people with CKD and T2D who will start finerenone treatment as decided and prescribed by their doctor as part of their routine medical care. To answer this question, the researchers will collect data on: - Clinical characteristics (e.g., history of CKD and T2D, blood pressure, heart health) of the participants - Reasons for starting finerenone - Reasons for stopping finerenone early - How long participants have been taking finerenone (planned by their doctor compared to actual time it was taken) - Dosing of finerenone - Other medications used while taking finerenone The researchers will also collect data on medical problems (called adverse events) that the participants may have during the study. All adverse events are collected, even if they might not be related to the study treatment. Hyperkalemia, a medical term used to describe a potassium level in the blood that is higher than normal, is of special interest when finerenone is combined with some medications commonly taken to control blood pressure. Researchers want to know how often higher potassium levels occur, and when it leads to: - Stopping of finerenone treatment - Dialysis (a medical procedure to filter the blood of extra water and waste) - Care in a hospital All data will come from medical records or from interviews study doctors will have with the participants during visits that take place during routine medical care. Participants in the US will be invited to provide voluntary blood and urine samples that could be analyzed later to better understand possible changes in protein or nucleic acid levels over time. Each participant will be in the study for 12 months. This time participating in the study may be shorter if their finerenone treatment is stopped early or the study comes to an end as planned in November 2025.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for Kidney Disease research studies include .

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