Alan Cass

Summary

Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Late referral to a nephrologist reduces access to renal transplantation
    Alan Cass
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:1043-9. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Renal transplantation for Indigenous Australians: identifying the barriers to equitable access
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health, Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia
    Ethn Health 8:111-9. 2003
  3. pmc Study Protocol--Improving Access to Kidney Transplants (IMPAKT): a detailed account of a qualitative study investigating barriers to transplant for Australian Indigenous people with end-stage kidney disease
    Jeannie Devitt
    The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road Sydney, NSW, 2050 Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:31. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Exploring the pathways leading from disadvantage to end-stage renal disease for indigenous Australians
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Darwin, Casarina NT 0811, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 58:767-85. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Urban disadvantage and delayed nephrology referral in Australia
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, P O Box 41096, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia
    Health Place 9:175-82. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint End-stage renal disease in indigenous Australians: a disease of disadvantage
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, NT, Australia
    Ethn Dis 12:373-8. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint The relationship between the incidence of end-stage renal disease and markers of socioeconomic disadvantage
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory
    N S W Public Health Bull 13:147-51. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Delayed referral to a nephrologist: outcomes among patients who survive at least one year on dialysis
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:135-8. 2002
  9. pmc Study Protocol--accurate assessment of kidney function in Indigenous Australians: aims and methods of the eGFR study
    Louise J Maple-Brown
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:80. 2010
  10. pmc "Looking back to my family": Indigenous Australian patients' experience of hemodialysis
    Kate Anderson
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 13:114. 2012

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Late referral to a nephrologist reduces access to renal transplantation
    Alan Cass
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:1043-9. 2003
    ..Late referral is associated with higher morbidity and worse long-term survival rates. The authors examined the effect of late referral on access to renal transplantation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Renal transplantation for Indigenous Australians: identifying the barriers to equitable access
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health, Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia
    Ethn Health 8:111-9. 2003
    ..To examine whether disparities are due to a lower rate of acceptance onto the waiting list and/or a lower rate of moving from the list to transplantation...
  3. pmc Study Protocol--Improving Access to Kidney Transplants (IMPAKT): a detailed account of a qualitative study investigating barriers to transplant for Australian Indigenous people with end-stage kidney disease
    Jeannie Devitt
    The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road Sydney, NSW, 2050 Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:31. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Exploring the pathways leading from disadvantage to end-stage renal disease for indigenous Australians
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Darwin, Casarina NT 0811, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 58:767-85. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Urban disadvantage and delayed nephrology referral in Australia
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, P O Box 41096, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia
    Health Place 9:175-82. 2003
    ..This may indicate inequitable access to optimal pre-ESRD care...
  6. ncbi request reprint End-stage renal disease in indigenous Australians: a disease of disadvantage
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, NT, Australia
    Ethn Dis 12:373-8. 2002
    ..To determine the relation between area level indicators of socioeconomic disadvantage and the regional incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in indigenous Australians...
  7. ncbi request reprint The relationship between the incidence of end-stage renal disease and markers of socioeconomic disadvantage
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory
    N S W Public Health Bull 13:147-51. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Delayed referral to a nephrologist: outcomes among patients who survive at least one year on dialysis
    Alan Cass
    Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:135-8. 2002
    ..To investigate whether late referral to a nephrologist of patients with chronic renal insufficiency influences the likelihood of both transplantation and mortality among those who survive at least one year on dialysis...
  9. pmc Study Protocol--accurate assessment of kidney function in Indigenous Australians: aims and methods of the eGFR study
    Louise J Maple-Brown
    Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:80. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc "Looking back to my family": Indigenous Australian patients' experience of hemodialysis
    Kate Anderson
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 13:114. 2012
    ..Understanding how the demands of dialysis impact on, and are impacted by, the lives of Indigenous patients may provide important insight into treatment pathways and decision-making...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sharing the true stories: improving communication between Aboriginal patients and healthcare workers
    Alan Cass
    Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health, Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT 081
    Med J Aust 176:466-70. 2002
    ..To identify factors limiting the effectiveness of communication between Aboriginal patients with end-stage renal disease and healthcare workers, and to identify strategies for improving communication...
  12. ncbi request reprint Trends in the incidence of treated end-stage kidney disease among Indigenous Australians and access to treatment
    Annie Preston-Thomas
    WuChopperen Health Service, Cairns, Queensland
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:419-21. 2007
    ..To determine temporal trends of incidence of treated end-stage kidney disease in Indigenous Australians and the extent to which these patients had to move from their home community to access renal replacement therapy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Access to renal transplantation among American Indians and Hispanics
    Thomas D Sequist
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 44:344-52. 2004
    ..African Americans have decreased access to renal transplantation compared with whites. Whether similar barriers exist for American Indians or Hispanics is not well defined...
  14. pmc Socioeconomic disadvantage and kidney disease in the United States, Australia, and Thailand
    Sarah L White
    George Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Am J Public Health 98:1306-13. 2008
    ..We sought to determine whether an elevated burden of chronic kidney disease is found among disadvantaged groups living in the United States, Australia, and Thailand...
  15. ncbi request reprint Limited knowledge of kidney disease in a survey of AusDiab study participants
    Sarah L White
    Renal Division, The George Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:204-8. 2008
    ..To explore awareness of the causes of kidney disease and recollection of kidney function testing in a cohort of Australian adults...
  16. pmc How can we achieve global equity in provision of renal replacement therapy?
    Sarah L White
    The George Institute for International Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 86:229-37. 2008
    ..Prevention of end-stage kidney disease, ideally as part of an integrated approach to chronic vascular diseases, must also be a key objective...
  17. pmc Oxpentifylline versus placebo in the treatment of erythropoietin-resistant anaemia: a randomized controlled trial
    David Wayne Johnson
    Australian Kidney Trials Network, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 9:8. 2008
    ..The main hypothesis of this study is that Oxpentifylline administration will effectively treat erythropoietin- or darbepoietin-resistant anaemia in chronic kidney disease patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular events, and the effects of perindopril-based blood pressure lowering: data from the PROGRESS study
    Vlado Perkovic
    George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Sydney, Australia, 2050
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:2766-72. 2007
    ..In conclusion, kidney function should be considered when determining the need for blood pressure lowering therapy in patients with cerebrovascular disease...
  19. ncbi request reprint Decision-making about suitability for kidney transplantation: Results of a national survey of Australian nephrologists
    Alan Cass
    The George Institute for International Health, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney, and Statewide Renal Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 12:299-304. 2007
    ..Given the reduced access to transplantation for Indigenous Australians, the role of patient's ethnicity was of particular interest...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cause of death in patients with end-stage renal disease: assessing concordance of death certificates with registry reports
    Shu Qin Li
    Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services, Northern Territory University
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:419-24. 2003
    ..To assess concordance in reporting, in two Australian national datasets, of cause of death of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  21. pmc Health outcomes in Aboriginal populations
    Alan Cass
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    CMAJ 171:597-8. 2004
  22. ncbi request reprint Access to renal transplantation for minority patients with ESRD in Canada
    Karen E Yeates
    Division of Nephrology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 44:1083-9. 2004
    ..It is unknown whether similar differences exist in Canada...
  23. ncbi request reprint Barriers to access by Indigenous Australians to kidney transplantation: the IMPAKT study
    Alan Cass
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 9:S144-6. 2004
    ..It will systematically examine each of the steps a new dialysis patient must negotiate in order to receive a transplant. Each of these steps can become a barrier...
  24. ncbi request reprint Bridging the treatment gap for Indigenous Australians. Demands for efficiency should not be met at the expense of equity
    Joan Cunningham
    Med J Aust 182:505-6. 2005
    ..Demands for efficiency should not be met at the expense of equity...
  25. ncbi request reprint Australian nephrologists' attitudes towards living kidney donation
    Joan Cunningham
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:1178-83. 2006
    ..This study explores the attitudes and perceptions of Australian nephrologists towards LKD, specifically regarding donor risk, their willingness to recommend LKD and their own preparedness to become a live donor...
  26. ncbi request reprint The use of psychosocial criteria in Australian patient selection guidelines for kidney transplantation
    Kate Anderson
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 64:2107-14. 2007
    ..The priority given to such criteria in transplant guidelines requires attention and debate...
  27. ncbi request reprint Kidney disease: are you at risk?
    Alan Cass
    Med J Aust 176:515-6. 2002