Dehydration | Body-fluid Balance and Drinking Habits in Patients With Retinal Vascular Occlusion

Dehydration research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to examine the body-fluid balance in patients with retinal vascular occlusion and the influence of drinking habits and hemodilution on the degree of body hydration.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - informed consent - age over 18 years Exclusion Criteria: - age under 18 years - hypertensive urgency - myocardial infarction < 4 weeks ago, chest pain - heart rhythm disorders, high degree valvular defects - pacemaker, defibrillator - peripheral arterial occlusive disease - end stage renal disease - acute hepatitis, chronic inflammatory intestinal disease - pregnancy

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Retinal Vascular Occlusion

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

retinal vascular occlusionPatients with retinal vascular occlusion undergo a hematocrit dependent 5 day hemodilution

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: January 2013

Completed Date: December 2013


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: changes in body-fluid balance

Secondary Outcome: number of participants with dehydration

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Lutz E Pillunat, MD

Lead Sponsor: Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden


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