Renal failure or kidney failure is a situation in which the kidneys fail to function adequately. It is divided into acute and chronic forms; either form may be due to a large number of other medical problems.

Official Title

Phase 1 Study to Examine the Use of Far Infrared Radiation for Renal Failure.

Conditions

  • Kidney Failure

Study Type

Interventional

Study Design

Treatment, Non-Randomised, Open Label, Uncontrolled, Single Group Assignment, Efficacy Study.

Further Details

Primary Outcome Measures:

  • Kidney Function Improvement
    [Time Frame: 1 year]
    [Designated as safety issue: No]

Secondary Outcome Measures:

  • Causes of Mortality
    [Time Frame: 1 year]
    [Designated as safety issue: No]

There are many causes of chronic kidney disease. The most common cause is diabetes mellitus. Acute renal failure is a rapidly progressive loss of renal function, generally characterised by body fluids disturbances and electrolyte derangement.

It is believed that far infrared radiation of the central nervous system, the endocrine system and the kidneys will help in the management of renal failure and a possible cure.

Study Start

February 2008

Eligibility & Criteria

  • Genders Eligible for Study: Both
  • Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • People with kidney diseases

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

Total Enrolment

10

Contact Details

Ben Campbell, PhD
416-314-5871     
ben.campbell@gaadmedresearch.org    

Location:

The Centre for Incurable Diseases
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M4V 1L5