Study of the Relationship Between Body Composition, Insulin Resistance and HDL Levels
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"HDL Study"
Age: 18-75
Healthy Volunteers: No
Keywords: Chronic Kidney Disease, CKD, HDL, non-diabetic
Type: Kidney Disease
40 Participants
Patients having chronic kidney disease have lower than expected level of HDL the "good cholesterol". Having a low HDL (High Density lipoprotein) cholesterol level is associated with diabetes and obesity, and is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (heart attack or stroke).
Dr. George Kaysen is a world renowned expert in the area of lipid metabolism, inflammation, and vascular disease specifically in patients having kidney disease.
He is conducting this research to find the causes.

We currently need hemodialysis, and chronic kidney disease patients (CKD3b and CKD4) to enroll.
This study requires

Chronic Kidney Disease patient with e-GFR=10-45 • Body weight <300 lbs

Do not have the following conditions: • Diabetes Mellitus (fasting glucose >120 mg/dl) • liver disorder • thyroid disorder • kidney recipient • taking the following medications: HRT- hormone replacement therapy, corticosteroid, lipid lowering, ie; fibrate, niacin • HIT / reaction to heparin • History of anemia • pacemaker and other electrical device • pregnancy

Who can participate

Adults, 18-75 years old, with a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

This study is conducted at UCDMC - CCRC at the Cypress Building

Benefits and risks of participating
This study will require 1 hour of your time
30 min for fasting blood draw
30 min for body scan (DEXA/BIS)

• There is a risk of bleeding from blood draw, and use of heparin (anti coagulant)

• You will receive the result we collect from blood clinical chemistry (Albumin, C-reactive protein, Creatinine, Glucose, Insulin, HbA1C, lipid panel), and body composition study (body mass, %fat, total fat, distribution, etc.)
$50 at the completion of this study
PDF Docs
HDL Study Consent Form
Study duration and period
1 hour total
Recruitment period
From Jan. 1, 2016 to Nov. 30, 2017
CTSC Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Boulevard
Suite D
Sacramento, CA 95817
Tjien Dwyer
1(916) 816-7381 530-752-4834 lab

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