This study aims to test whether, or not, taking regular measurements with a bioimpedance device, which gives information about body composition, improves outcomes for people who have newly started haemodialysis treatment for their kidney failure. In particular the research explores if this helps maintain their remaining kidney function as this is associated with improved survival, fewer symptoms of kidney failure, fewer side effects of the dialysis treatment and a better quality of life. We also want to see if sharing the bioimpedance information with patients leads to greater involvement and participation in their treatment.
Funding Body: NIHR, Health Technology Assessment
Project value: £1,288,508
Project timeline: June 2016 – July 2019
Project team: Professor Simon Davies (Keele University), Dr Andrew Davenport, Dr Elizabeth Lindley, Dr Fergus Caskey, Dr Indranil Dasgupta, Dr Jamie Macdonald, Dr Lazaros Andronis, Dr Sandip Mitra, Mr David Coyle, Mrs Rhiannon Whitaker, Professor Julius Sim, Professor Ken Farrington, Professor Martin Wilkie, Professor Paula Ormandy (Co-Investigators)