Stem Cell Studies in Peritoneal Dialysis

Study ID
STU 042011-105

Cancer Related

Healthy Volunteers

Study Sites

  • Parkland Health & Hospital System

Ramesh Saxena

Principal Investigator
Ramesh Saxena, M.D., Ph.D.


Up to 200 subjects will be enrolled. They will be enrolled at the Parkland Health & Hospital System Surgery Transplant clinic during their standard of care evaluation for a peritoneal catheter for dialysis. After the catheter is inserted for the first time at Parkland, we will collected the 1st peritoneal dialysate sample and the remaining 7 samples will be collected at the subjects' outpatient dialysis unit, DaVita Elmbrook( old name Gambro).

Participant Eligibility

1.Subjects of either sex, aged above 18 years,
2. Able to give written informed consent,
3. Have already had a Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter
4. No ethnic groups will be excluded