Clinical Trials Design and Analysis Section

The Clinical Trials Design and Analysis Section works with investigators to design and conduct large and small single- and multi-center randomized clinical trials. We also perform interim and final analyses and assist in reporting results.

Research Activities

  • Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN)
  • Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Consortium (HFMC)
  • African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK)
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) Clinical Trial
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease Phenomics Program (PVDOMICS)
  • Pilot Studies of Candidate Therapies for CKD
  • Blood Pressure in Hemodialysis

Recently Published

  • The FHN Trial Group prepared by Chertow GM, Levin NW, Beck GJ, Depner TA, Eggers PW, Gassman JJ, Gorodetskaya I, Greene T, James S, Larive B, Lindsay RM, Mehta RL, Miller B, Ornt DB, Rajagopalan S, Rastogi A, Rocco MV, Schiller B, Sergeyeva O, Schulman G, Ting GO, Unruh ML, Star RA, Kliger AS. In-center hemodialysis six times per week versus three times per week. New England Journal of Medicine. 363:2287-300, 2010. PMID: 21091062
  • Rocco MV, Lockridge RS, Beck GJ, Eggers PW, Gassman JJ, Greene T, Larive B, Chan CT, Chertow GM, Copland M, Hoy C, Lindsay RM, Levin NW, Ornt DB, Pierratos A, Pipkin M, Rajagopalan S, Stokes JB, Unruh ML, Star RA, Kliger AS for the FHN Trial Group. The effects of nocturnal home hemodialysis: The Frequent Hemodialysis Network Nocturnal Trial. Kidney International. 80:1080-91, 2011. PMID: 21775973
  • Dember LM, Imrey PB, Beck GJ, Cheung AK, Himmelfarb J, Huber TS, Kusek JW, Roy-Chaudhury P, Vazquez MA, Alpers CD, Robbin ML, Vita JA, Greene T, Gassman JJ, Feldman HI and the HFM Study Group.  Objectives and design of the Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Study.  American Journal of Kidney Disease. 63:104-112, 2014. PMID: 23992885