- Late referral to a nephrologist reduces access to renal transplantationAlan 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...
- Renal transplantation for Indigenous Australians: identifying the barriers to equitable accessAlan 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...
- 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 diseaseJeannie Devitt
The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road Sydney, NSW, 2050 Australia
BMC Health Serv Res 8:31. 2008....
- Exploring the pathways leading from disadvantage to end-stage renal disease for indigenous AustraliansAlan Cass
Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Darwin, Casarina NT 0811, Australia
Soc Sci Med 58:767-85. 2004....
- Urban disadvantage and delayed nephrology referral in AustraliaAlan 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...
- End-stage renal disease in indigenous Australians: a disease of disadvantageAlan 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...
- The relationship between the incidence of end-stage renal disease and markers of socioeconomic disadvantageAlan Cass
Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory
N S W Public Health Bull 13:147-51. 2002
- Delayed referral to a nephrologist: outcomes among patients who survive at least one year on dialysisAlan 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...
- Study Protocol--accurate assessment of kidney function in Indigenous Australians: aims and methods of the eGFR studyLouise J Maple-Brown
Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
BMC Public Health 10:80. 2010....
- "Looking back to my family": indigenous Australian patients' experience of hemodialysisKate 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...
- Sharing the true stories: improving communication between Aboriginal patients and healthcare workersAlan 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...
- Trends in the incidence of treated end-stage kidney disease among Indigenous Australians and access to treatmentAnnie 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...
- Access to renal transplantation among American Indians and HispanicsThomas 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...
- Socioeconomic disadvantage and kidney disease in the United States, Australia, and ThailandSarah 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...
- Limited knowledge of kidney disease in a survey of AusDiab study participantsSarah 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...
- 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...
- Oxpentifylline versus placebo in the treatment of erythropoietin-resistant anaemia: a randomized controlled trialDavid 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...
- Chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular events, and the effects of perindopril-based blood pressure lowering: data from the PROGRESS studyVlado 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...
- Decision-making about suitability for kidney transplantation: Results of a national survey of Australian nephrologistsAlan 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...
- Cause of death in patients with end-stage renal disease: assessing concordance of death certificates with registry reportsShu 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)...
- Health outcomes in Aboriginal populationsAlan Cass
The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
CMAJ 171:597-8. 2004
- Access to renal transplantation for minority patients with ESRD in CanadaKaren 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...
- Barriers to access by Indigenous Australians to kidney transplantation: the IMPAKT studyAlan 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...
- Bridging the treatment gap for Indigenous Australians. Demands for efficiency should not be met at the expense of equityJoan Cunningham
Med J Aust 182:505-6. 2005..Demands for efficiency should not be met at the expense of equity...
- Australian nephrologists' attitudes towards living kidney donationJoan 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...
- The use of psychosocial criteria in Australian patient selection guidelines for kidney transplantationKate 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...
- Kidney disease: are you at risk?Alan Cass
Med J Aust 176:515-6. 2002