Clinical Trial

Sympatholysis in Chronic Kidney Disease

Study Description

Sympatholysis in Chronic Kidney Disease

The purpose of this study is to find out why patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have poor exercise capacity and what causes an increase in blood pressure during exercise (i.e. increased adrenaline levels, or decreased ability of blood vessels to dilate).

Location

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Methods

Pharmaceutical medication involved Pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Drug - Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate tablet is 650 mg for one tablet. Oral sodium bicarbonate will be given out as 1300mg-2600mg (2-4 pills) prior to each exercise or stretching session. Serum bicarbonate measurements will be monitored throughout the study (at 2 weeks, then every 2-4 weeks thereafter), and bicarbonate dosages will be adjusted to avoid metabolic alkalosis (serum HCO3 > 30).

Drug - Placebo

2-4 placebo pills will be given out prior to each exercise or stretching session

Exercise Training

Exercise training consists of riding a stationary bicycle for 20-45 minutes, 3 times per week, supervised by trained exercise specialists, for 6-12 weeks. The exercise program will follow the guidelines provided by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for optimizing cardiovascular fitness. Exercise intensity will begin at low levels (50 percent of resting heart rate) and increase to no greater than 80 percent of resting heart rate. Exercise time will progress, depending on subject's pr ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Stretching

Stretching exercise will consist of muscle stretching and toning for 20-45 minutes, 3 times per week, supervised by trained exercise specialists, for 6-12 weeks. Trained staff members will guide subjects with the stretching exercises, and activities are designed to increase flexibility and range of motion. Before beginning each stretching exercise session, subjects will be instructed to warm-up.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Functional Sympatholysis and Exercise Intolerance in Chronic Kidney Disease

Clinical Trial ID

NCT02411773

ParticipAid ID

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