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CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE RESEARCH

ABOUT

Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) have a high risk of developing heart disease. Research in the Vascular Physiology Lab examines blood vessel function and how this may contribute the high risk of heart disease. Furthermore, our research investigates interventions that may improve blood vessel health and function with the overall aim of reducing the risk of heart disease.

MITOCHONDRIA HEALTH & VASCULAR FUNCTIONS

Mitochondria are the power-house of our cells. In CKD these cellular batteries become damaged and this may impact blood vessel function. Furthermore, as mitochondria are responsible for producing our energy, damaged mitochondria may contribute to the feeling fatigue often reported in CKD. This study investigates the role of the mitochondria in blood vessel function as well as exercise tolerance in CKD.

Participation in the study will involve a total of 5 visits to the lab and a 4 week intervention period whereby the participant will take a daily mitochondria targeted antioxidant supplement or a placebo. On completion of the study participant will be compensated $100 for their time and travel.

(clinicaltrials.gov NCT02364648)

EXERCISE & VASCULAR FUNCTIONS

This study is exploring how regular exercise can improve blood vessel health and function in order to reduce the high risk of heart disease faced by patients with CKD.

Participation in the study will involve a total of 6 visits to our lab with a 12-week exercise training intervention period. Participants will receive 12 weeks of free supervised exercise training. On completion of the study participants will receive $150 compensation for their time and travel.

(clinicaltrials.gov NCT02050035)

RENAL REHABILITIATIONS 

The Renal Rehab Program gives patients with Chronic Kidney Disease access to regular, supervised exercise. The program is open to Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Kidney Transplant patients. Patients are provided with an individually tailored exercise prescription with all exercise sessions monitored by a clinical exercise physiologist. If you would like to participate in the program or if you would like to refer patients on to the program please contact us on 302 831 4659 or email: kidney-disease-research@udel.edu

(clinicaltrials.gov NCT02364648)

CONTACT US

 

 KINESIOLOGY & APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY

CONTACT

STAR Health Sciences Complex

540 S College Ave, Newark DE 19713

P: (302) 831-1060
chs-info@udel.edu

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