Integrating Risk-Based Care for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease in the Community: Study Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Trial
Harasemiw, O, Drummond, N, Singer, A, Bello, A, Komenda, P, Riagtto, C, Lerner, J, Sparkes, D, Ferguson, T.W., Tangri, N
Canadian Journal for Kidney Health and DiseasePublication Category Read More
A risk-based model of care for managing patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) using the Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) has been successfully integrated into nephrology care pathways in several jurisdictions. However, as most patients with CKD can be managed in primary care, the next pertinent steps would be to integrate the KFRE into primary care pathways.
Association Between the Publication of the Initiating Dialysis Early and Late Trial and the Timing of Dialysis Initiation in Canada
Ferguson, T, Garg, A, Sood, M, Chau, E, Komenda, P, Naimark, D, Nesrallah, G, Soroka, S, Beaulieu, M, Alam, A, Kim, S, Dixon, S, Manns, B, Tangri, N.
JAMA Internal MedicinePublication Category Read More
Published in 2010, the Initiating Dialysis Early and Late (IDEAL) randomized clinical trial, which randomized patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) between 10 and 15 mL/min/1.73 m2 to planned initiation of dialysis with an estimated GFR between 10 and 14 mL/min/1.73 m2 (early start) or an estimated GFR between 5 and 7 mL/min/1.73 m2 (late start), concluded that early initiation was not associated with improved survival or clinical outcomes. The objective of this study is to assess the association between the IDEAL trial results and the proportion of early dialysis starts over time.
Effect of an exercise rehabilitation program on physical function over 1 year in chronic kidney disease: an observational study
Hargrove, N, Tays, Q, Storsley, L, Komenda, P, Rigatto, C, Ferguson, T, Tangri, N, Bohm, C.
Clinical Kidney JournalPublication Category Read More
Exercise rehabilitation may help maintain physical function in chronic kidney disease (CKD), but long-term clinical effectiveness is unknown. We evaluated the effect of an exercise rehabilitation program on physical function over 1-year in individuals with CKD.