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“Spectrum (characteristics) of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with increasing age in a major metropolitan renal service.”

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Authors: Usman Mahmood, Helen G. Healy, Adrian Kark, Anne Cameron, Zaimin Wang, Rajitha Abeysekera and Wendy E. Hoy. BMC Nephrology: Open Access – full pdf   Background: Aim of our study is to describe, in people with CKD, the demographic and clinical characteristics and outcomes with  increasing age. The prevalence of CKD in Western populations, where […]

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Whats happening: CKD.QLD Registry Study – Princess Alexandra site closure [January 2018]

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As of January 2018, the Princess Alexandra Hospital [PAH] Renal Service has withdrawn from participation in the CKD.QLD Registry study. This was an operational decision by their Executive to not direct further resources to the project. Participation of other renal services across the state remains unchanged. CKD.QLD sincerely thanks all PAH participants and the staff […]

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Whats happening: The NHMRC CKD Centre of Research Excellence

by 442 views The Centre for Research Excellence in Chronic Kidney Disease is the only one of its kind in Australia. Our mission is to advance knowledge about chronic kidney disease and its management across the health care spectrum, in order to improve patient outcomes.

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“CKD.QLD: establishment of a chronic kidney disease [CKD] registry in Queensland, Australia.”

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Authors: Sree K. Venuthurupalli, Wendy E. Hoy, Helen G. Healy, Anne Cameron and Robert G. Fassett, on behalf of the CKD.QLD Collaborative. To download publication:  BMC Nephrology (2017) 18:189 Background: Chronic kidney disease [CKD] is recognised as a global public health problem. Until recently, the majority of information informing on CKD has been generated from […]

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“Patient satisfaction with nurse-led chronic kidney disease clinics: a multi-centre evaluation.”

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Authors: Sonya Coleman, Kathryn Havas, Susanne Ersham, Cassandra Stone, Berndatte Taylor, Anne Graham, Lorraine Bublitz, Louise Purtell, Ann Bonner 2017 Journal_of_Renal_Care_Pt Satisfaction nurse led CKD clinic Background: There is growing international evidence that nurse-led chronic kidney disease (CKD) clinics provide a comprehensive approach to achieving clinical targets effective in slowing the progression of CKD. Across […]

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“A structured review of chronic care model components supporting transition between healthcare service delivery types for older people with multiple chronic diseases.”

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Authors: Marguerite Sendall, Laura McCosker, Kristie Crossley, and Ann Bonner Chronic Care Transitions Review HIM J-2016-Sendall-1833358316681687 Objective: Older people with chronic diseases often have complex and interacting needs and require treatment and care from a wide range of professionals and services concurrently. This structured review will identify the components of the chronic care model (CCM) […]

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“International Network of Chronic Kidney Disease cohort studies (iNET-CKD): a global network of chronic kidney disease cohorts.”

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Authors: Thomas Dienemann, Naohiko Fujii, Paula Orlandi, Lisa Nessel, Susan L. Furth, Wendy E. Hoy, Seiichi Matsuo, Gert Mayer, Shona Methven, Franz Schaefer, Elke S. Schaeffner, Laura Solá, Bénédicte Stengel, Christoph Wanner, Luxia Zhang, Adeera Levin, Kai-Uwe Eckardt and Harold I. Feldman. *Please see the article for affiliations. iNET.CKD artilce. BMC_Nephrology_ Sept 2016 Background: Chronic […]

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“A randomized controlled trial protocol testing a decision support intervention for older patients with advanced kidney disease.”

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Authors: Leanne Brown, Glenn Gardner & Ann Bonner Brown_et_al-2016-Journal_of_Advanced_Nursing Aim:  To assess the effectiveness of a decision support intervention using a pragmatic single blind Randomized Controlled Trial. Background: Worldwide the proportion of older people (aged 65 years and over) is rising. This population is known to have a higher prevalence of chronic diseases including chronic […]

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“Nephron loss in the ageing kidney — it’s more than you think.”

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Authors: John F. Bertram and Wendy E. Hoy Article Nephron loss in the ageing kidney John Bertram & Wendy Hoy Nephron number varies widely in healthy adults. The extent to which this variation is due to differences in nephron endowment at birth and/or nephron loss with ageing is unclear. A recent study used a novel […]

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Authors: Hayfa Almutary, Ann Bonner and Clint Douglas Almutary_et_al-2016-Journal_of_Renal_Care Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) leads to a range of symptoms, which are often under-recognised and little is known about the multidimensional symptom experience in advanced CKD. Objectives: To examine (1) symptom burden at CKD stages 4 and 5, and dialysis modalities, and (2) demographic and […]

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