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Preparing a Clinical Outcomes Assessment Set for Nephrotic Syndrome

Breve descripción

Researchers from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University are studying people's experiences with swelling caused by Nephrotic Syndrome. Interviews with patients (child and adult) and parents of young children will be conducted. The information collected from the interviews will be used to develop a survey to use when testing new medications for Nephrotic Syndrome.
Please consider participating in a 1-hour long interview with the Prepare-NS research study to discuss children and adults experiences with swelling.

Médico del ensayo / Coordinador del estudio

Vivian Kurtz

Correo electrónico Teléfono
Nombre del sitio

University of Michigan
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Patrocinador

University of Michigan

Fármaco del estudio

N/A

Matrícula estimada

150 participants

Fecha de finalización estimada

April 2026

If there is not a site for a clinical trial nearby, you can ask the study team about the possibility of travel reimbursements (i.e., paying you back for your travel costs). Alternatively, you can ask about the possibility of participating from home.
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De observación

Prepare-NS

Preparing a Clinical Outcomes Assessment Set for Nephrotic Syndrome

Breve descripción

Researchers from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University are studying people's experiences with swelling caused by Nephrotic Syndrome. Interviews with patients (child and adult) and parents of young children will be conducted. The information collected from the interviews will be used to develop a survey to use when testing new medications for Nephrotic Syndrome.
Please consider participating in a 1-hour long interview with the Prepare-NS research study to discuss children and adults experiences with swelling.

La prueba es para personas con

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), Membranous Nephropathy, Minimal Change Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, IgM Nephropathy

Objetivo del estudio

The researcher's goal is to produce core outcome sets of patient-rated and observer reported Fluid Overload (edema) measures that can be applied across the fluid overload severity continuum, fit to help drug development in this area.

¿Qué implica para el paciente?

Behavioral interviews

Sobre el medicamento o la intervención

N/A

Encuentre otras ubicaciones para esta prueba:
Ann Arbor, MI
Preguntas frecuentes

Nephrotic Syndrome is not a disease itself, but rather a group of signs and symptoms that result from damage in the part of the kidney that filters blood (glomeruli).

Common symptoms include:

  • Foamy urine (called proteinuria) caused by protein “spilling” into the urine
  • Severe swelling in parts of the body, most noticeably around the eyes, hands, feet, and abdomen (called edema)
  • Weight gain due to a buildup of extra fluid
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low levels of protein in the blood (hypoalbuminemia)
  • Higher than normal fat and cholesterol levels in the blood (hyperlipidemia)

Nephrotic Syndrome can typically be diagnosed with a urine test.

Nephrotic Syndrome can be “primary” or “secondary” in nature.

Diseases that affect only the kidneys are called primary causes of Nephrotic Syndrome. Doctors often call these diseases “idiopathic,” which means that they arise from an unknown cause. Some of these diseases include:

  • Minimal Change Disease (MCD) – most common in children
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • Membranous Nephropathy (MN) – most common in adults
  • IgA Nephropathy (IgAN)

Secondary Nephrotic Syndrome is caused by an underlying, systemic condition like diabetes, lupus, HIV, and others.

The Kidney Health Gateway is a website owned and operated by NephCure Kidney International. The purpose of this website is to help patients with rare forms of primary Nephrotic Syndrome get connected to expert care and cutting-edge treatment options. By answering a few questions about you or your loved one’s condition, we can provide you with a list of clinical trials and/or expert doctors in your area.

If you have additional questions, please visit NephCure.org or email Info@NephCure.org.

 

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