Potassium Flux in Hemodialysis PatientsLast updated on July 2021
- Recruitment Status
- Estimated Enrollment
- Observational Model: CohortTime Perspective: Prospective
- Between 18 years and 125 years
- Both males and females
This is a prospective, cross-sectional study utilizing a study population at Chromalloy American Kidney Center, an outpatient dialysis unit, which currently serves approximately 150 End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients. After enrollment, patients will be provided with a schedule for data collecti...
This is a prospective, cross-sectional study utilizing a study population at Chromalloy American Kidney Center, an outpatient dialysis unit, which currently serves approximately 150 End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients. After enrollment, patients will be provided with a schedule for data collection. A standard 12-lead ECG will be performed.A small non-invasive device (MyPatch Holter monitor) will be attached to each patient's chest before their first weekly dialysis session to measure heart rhythm and arrhythmia generation. After the recorder is attached, a standard set of bedside autonomic function tests will be administered. These tests include standing from supine position, hand grip, Valsalva maneuver and deep breathing.Changes in heart rate, heart rhythm, and blood pressure in response to these maneuvers will be assessed. The holter monitor will be worn for the next 92-96 hours and removed after completion of their regular third weekly dialysis session (Friday or Saturday). The data from these holter monitors will be analyzed by the Heart Rate Variability Lab at Washington Univeristy. No modifications to the Holter monitor devices will be made for this study. Patient vital signs pre/intra/post dialysis by standard protocol will be obtained, including the following parameters: blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, relative blood volume/hematocrit, dialysate flow rate, blood flow rate, ultrafiltration volume.Participant serum sodium, chloride, potassium, blood urea nitrogen, and magnesium immediately prior to and after dialysis session will be measured. Participant serum potassium and magnesium levels every 30 minutes for the first 2 hours of the first weekly dialysis session will be measured by taking 1mL of blood from the dialysis circuit. Effluent dialysate, which contains no blood or cellular components, will be collected concurrently with serum sample analysis every 30 minutes during the first weekly dialysis session by taking 10mL of fluid from the dialysate drain line to be analyzed for sodium, chloride, and potassium. Serum potassium levels will also be measured immediately prior to and after second and third weekly dialysis sessions by taking 1mL of blood from dialysis circuit. The capability to draw blood from the dialysis circuit/tubing has already been incorporated as an industry standard and no modifications to standard dialysis circuit will be made. This will ensure that the patient will not have any needle sticks to obtain necessary samples. Obtained serum samples will subsequently be coded and sent to the Core Lab for Clinical Studies (CLCS) at Washington University for processing and destruction there after. All specimens will be assigned a de-identified study code that will be stored in a secure/locked location separate from collected data. All clinical data obtained will be de-identified and entered into a datasheet on a Washington University secure encrypted server. In addition, the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Institute for Informatics, Informatics Core Services (ICS) will be used for centralized management and processing of collected data. Washington University in St. Louis belongs to a consortium of institutional partners that work to maintain a software toolset and workflow for electronic collection and management of research and clinical trial data. The Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) system will be utilized for data collection and processing in our study. The REDCap servers are securely housed in an on-site limited access data center managed by the Research Infrastructure Services at Washington University. All web-based information and transmission are encrypted with storage on a private, firewall protected network. Data collected by Holter monitors and serum electrolyte measurements will subsequently be analyzed by the research team. Participation in this study will not interfere with regularly scheduled thrice weekly dialysis treatments and clinic workflow. Nor will participation in this study result in modification of previously prescribed treatment.
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