This study will test the clinical readiness of a novel cell-based approach to develop diagnostic kit for detecting a rare form of glomerular disease known as recurrent focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (rFSGS). This assay will be highly significant in identifying FSGS patients that are destined to loose renal graft following renal transplant.
This study will use a new investigational study drug called OMS721 in people with Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Nephropathy. OMS721 is an antibody, which is a type of protein that can bind to substances in the body. OMS721 is being studied because it blocks a key enzyme (a protein that causes specific chemical changes in the body) in the blood that may be responsible for causing the damage in IgA Nephropathy.
The study is approximately 23 visits over a period of 3 years. The study drug is administered via a 30-minute intravenous infusion once a week for 12 weeks. You will then be evaluated to determine your response to the drug and followed-up with regularly. Possible re-treatment is determined by the study doctor.
The InterGraft Vascular Venous Anastomotic Connector (VIG) was developed for minimally invasive anastomosis (connection) of a vein to a standard, currently sold synthetic graft for hemodialysis. The VIG is designed with a nitinol (metal) frame that is covered with a plastic material called expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, or ePTFE. The ?vein end' of the VIG is placed within the vein using a special catheter delivery system that is inserted into the vein through a small needle puncture. The ?graft end' of the VIG is fitted into the graft that is placed under the skin using standard methods. The purpose of this research study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of InterGraft Venous Anastomotic Connector for connecting a hemodialysis graft to a vein.
The purpose of the study is to test the effectiveness and safety of Reltecimod, an investigational drug, on patients with acute kidney injury associated with serious infections. The drug will be administered at a dose of 0.5 mg/kg as an intravenous infusion given over 10 minutes. There are a total of 10 study visits- only one of which involves IMP administration. The other nine visits are for follow-up of the participant's condition over a three month period. The majority of these visit will be completed by the end of the fist 30 days of the participants' trial timeline.
The purpose of this study is to test whether the study drug (QPI-1002) prevents Major Adverse Kidney Events (MAKE) after heart surgery in adult patients who are at high risk of developing Acute Kidney Injuries (AKI). This study is a one-time infusion of the study drug (QPI-1002) with follow-up visits lasting for one year.
We will study how well the relatively new FDA approved pneumonia vaccine can protect older renal transplant recipients against pneumococcal illness. We will specifically study the group of renal transplants in whom the cause of renal failure was either diabetes mellitus II and/or hyoertension. We will compare the findings against those we find in younger renal transplant recipients, older healthy individuals and older persons with diabetes but normal kidney function. Healthy younger individuals will serve as controls for optimal vaccine response.
The House Calls (HC) program is an education study to address needs of minority end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and their immediate support network to promote living kidney donation. It requires a HC educator to give a 60-90 minute education session in the patient's home or common location. The study is 3 years long and will comprise of 374 Black end stage renal disease patients who are on the kidney transplant waitlist or are being evaluated as waitlist candidates. Participants will be randomized to a usual care arm, a HC arm, or a HC plus a twice a week support mentor (via National Kidney Foundation) who will be in contact every two weeks. This study will recruit patients from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA and the Medical University of South Carolina in SC.
Live donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) offers the most optimal survival and quality
of life benefit for those with late-stage chronic kidney disease. However, one-third of potential donors who volunteer to undergo evaluation on behalf of an intended recipient are blood-type or cross-match incompatibility. Kidney paired donation (KPD) was developed as a strategy to provide these incompatible donor-recipient pairs with an innovative opportunity for LDKT, yet its uptake by potential donors and their intended LDKT recipients is not optimal. In this study, we will evaluate the
effectiveness of a targeted video intervention designed to address common concerns
about KPD on the knowledge of KPD risks and benefits, KPD self-efficacy, and KPD
concerns in incompatible potential donors and their intended recipients.
If you have a glomerular disease, have had kidney biopsy in the last 5 years, are not on dialysis, and have not had a kidney transplant or was previously enrolled in the NEPTUNE study, you may be eligible to take part in this research study. The purpose of this study is to gather a group of patients with glomerular disease to create a source of information along with your kidney biopsy slides, blood, and urine samples so that researchers can easily and effectively study glomerular disease.