Alan Cass

Summary

Affiliation: The George Institute for International Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. pmc Preventing AVF thrombosis: the rationale and design of the Omega-3 fatty acids (Fish Oils) and Aspirin in Vascular access OUtcomes in REnal Disease (FAVOURED) study
    Ashley Irish
    Renal Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 10:1. 2009
  4. 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
  5. pmc Lowering blood pressure reduces renal events in type 2 diabetes
    Bastiaan E De Galan
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:883-92. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Rationing scarce organs for transplantation: healthcare provider perspectives on wait-listing and organ allocation
    Allison Tong
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Clin Transplant 27:60-71. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of routine blood pressure lowering in older patients with diabetes: results from the ADVANCE trial
    Toshiharu Ninomiya
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Hypertens 28:1141-9. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Aspirin is beneficial in hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease: a post-hoc subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trial
    Meg J Jardine
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:956-65. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Cardiovascular risk management in chronic kidney disease in general practice (the AusHEART study)
    Mona Razavian
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:1396-402. 2012
  10. pmc Combined effects of routine blood pressure lowering and intensive glucose control on macrovascular and microvascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes: New results from the ADVANCE trial
    Sophia Zoungas
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Diabetes Care 32:2068-74. 2009

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  1. 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
    ....
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Preventing AVF thrombosis: the rationale and design of the Omega-3 fatty acids (Fish Oils) and Aspirin in Vascular access OUtcomes in REnal Disease (FAVOURED) study
    Ashley Irish
    Renal Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 10:1. 2009
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Lowering blood pressure reduces renal events in type 2 diabetes
    Bastiaan E De Galan
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:883-92. 2009
    ..We could not identify a BP threshold below which renal benefit is lost...
  6. doi request reprint Rationing scarce organs for transplantation: healthcare provider perspectives on wait-listing and organ allocation
    Allison Tong
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Clin Transplant 27:60-71. 2013
    ..Ongoing engagement with stakeholders is needed to enhance transparency, a reasonable balance between efficiency and equity, and avoid discrimination against specific populations...
  7. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of routine blood pressure lowering in older patients with diabetes: results from the ADVANCE trial
    Toshiharu Ninomiya
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Hypertens 28:1141-9. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Aspirin is beneficial in hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease: a post-hoc subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trial
    Meg J Jardine
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:956-65. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the benefit and risk associated with antiplatelet therapy in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population...
  9. doi request reprint Cardiovascular risk management in chronic kidney disease in general practice (the AusHEART study)
    Mona Razavian
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:1396-402. 2012
    ..The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence, general practitioner (GP) awareness and extent of current evidence-practice gaps in the management of CKD in Australian primary care...
  10. pmc Combined effects of routine blood pressure lowering and intensive glucose control on macrovascular and microvascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes: New results from the ADVANCE trial
    Sophia Zoungas
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Diabetes Care 32:2068-74. 2009
    ..To assess the magnitude and independence of the effects of routine blood pressure lowering and intensive glucose control on clinical outcomes in patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes...
  11. doi request reprint Factors that influence the decision to be an organ donor: a systematic review of the qualitative literature
    Michelle J Irving
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:2526-33. 2012
    ..We conducted a systematic review of qualitative studies that explored community attitudes towards living and deceased solid organ donation to inform strategies to improve organ donation rates...
  12. doi request reprint Disparities between prescribing of secondary prevention therapies for stroke and coronary artery disease in general practice
    Emma Heeley
    The George Institute for Global Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 7:649-54. 2012
    ..Extensive evidence exists regarding the effectiveness of secondary prevention measures in patients with cardiovascular disease...
  13. doi request reprint Prediction of kidney-related outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes
    Meg J Jardine
    George Institute For Global Health, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 60:770-8. 2012
    ..Tools are needed to predict which individuals with diabetes will develop kidney disease and its complications...
  14. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of screening and optimal management for diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease: a modeled analysis
    Kirsten Howard
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, and The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Value Health 13:196-208. 2010
    ..We therefore sought to estimate the costs and health outcomes of alternative strategies to prevent end-stage kidney disease, compared with usual care...
  15. doi request reprint Nephrologists' perspectives on waitlisting and allocation of deceased donor kidneys for transplant
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 58:704-16. 2011
    ..This study aims to elicit nephrologists' perspectives on waitlisting patients for kidney transplant and the allocation of deceased kidneys...
  16. pmc Building better systems of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: findings from the Kanyini health systems assessment
    David Peiris
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:369. 2012
    ..In this qualitative study we explored Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) staff views on factors needed to improve chronic care systems and assessed their relevance to the new policy environment...
  17. pmc Patient preferences for the allocation of deceased donor kidneys for transplantation: a mixed methods study
    Allison Tong
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 13:18. 2012
    ..Deceased donor kidneys are a scarce health resource, yet patient preferences for organ allocation are largely unknown. The aim of this study was to determine patient preferences for how kidneys should be allocated for transplantation...
  18. pmc If you can't comply with dialysis, how do you expect me to trust you with transplantation? Australian nephrologists' views on indigenous Australians' 'non-compliance' and their suitability for kidney transplantation
    Kate Anderson
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Equity Health 11:21. 2012
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Effects of a fixed combination of perindopril and indapamide in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease
    Hiddo J Lambers Heerspink
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Eur Heart J 31:2888-96. 2010
    ..In these analyses of the ADVANCE trial, we assessed the effects of a fixed combination of perindopril-indapamide on renal and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes according to baseline CKD stage...
  20. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption and 5-year onset of chronic kidney disease: the AusDiab study
    Sarah L White
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:2464-72. 2009
    ..Excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor for hypertension and stroke; however, evidence for an association with chronic kidney disease is conflicting...
  21. doi request reprint Intensive glucose control improves kidney outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes
    Vlado Perkovic
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Kidney Int 83:517-23. 2013
    ..Thus, improved glucose control will improve major kidney outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes...
  22. doi request reprint Community attitudes to deceased organ donation: a focus group study
    Michelle J Irving
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Transplantation 93:1064-9. 2012
    ..Despite broad community support for organ donation, there is a chronic shortage of donor organs for transplantation. This study elicited community attitudes on deceased organ donation and the current Australian organ donation system...
  23. doi request reprint Gender disparities in the assessment and management of cardiovascular risk in primary care: the AusHEART study
    Fiona Turnbull
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 18:498-503. 2011
    ....
  24. 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
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Physical inactivity and chronic kidney disease in Australian adults: the AusDiab study
    Sarah L White
    The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 21:104-12. 2011
    ..We examined the association between leisure-time physical activity and risk of chronic kidney disease in a prospective, population-based cohort of Australians aged ≥ 25 years (AusDiab)...
  26. pmc The relationship between proteinuria and coronary risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Vlado Perkovic
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS Med 5:e207. 2008
    ..We therefore undertook a systematic review of published cohort studies aiming to provide a reliable estimate of the strength of association between proteinuria and coronary heart disease...
  27. doi request reprint Community preferences for the allocation of deceased donor organs for transplantation: a focus group study
    Michelle J Irving
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:2187-93. 2013
    ..Little is known about community preferences for the allocation of those organs. We aimed to determine community preferences for organ allocation and reasons for their choices...
  28. doi request reprint Survival of elderly dialysis patients is predicted by both patient and practice characteristics
    Celine Foote
    Renal and Metabolic Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:3581-7. 2012
    ..Improved understanding of contemporary patient and practice factors influencing prognosis may assist decision making for individual patients and their care providers...
  29. doi request reprint The risk of cancer in people with diabetes and chronic kidney disease
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research and Kids Research Institute, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:3337-44. 2012
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint "All they said was my kidneys were dead": Indigenous Australian patients' understanding of their chronic kidney disease
    Kate Anderson
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 189:499-503. 2008
    ..To explore the understanding of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) about the cause of their disease, and how this understanding could affect patients' engagement with their treatment...
  31. doi request reprint They really want to go back home, they hate it here: the importance of place in Canadian health professionals' views on the barriers facing Aboriginal patients accessing kidney transplants
    Kate Anderson
    The George Institute for International Health and the University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2096, Australia
    Health Place 15:390-3. 2009
    ..Understanding the role of 'place' as a barrier to accessing care and the lived experiences of Aboriginal patients emerged as key research priorities...
  32. pmc Long-term cancer risk of immunosuppressive regimens after kidney transplantation
    Martin P Gallagher
    Renal Division, George Institute for International Health, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:852-8. 2010
    ..In conclusion, these immunosuppressive regimens, widely used in recent decades, carry similar risks for carcinogenicity after kidney transplantation...
  33. pmc Intensities of renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Min Jun
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:956-63. 2010
    ..A systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to assess the effect of different intensities of RRT on all-cause mortality and renal recovery in AKI patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Gaps in cardiovascular disease risk management in Australian general practice
    Ruth J Webster
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:324-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate the management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in Australian general practice...
  35. 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...
  36. doi request reprint Effects of fibrates in kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Min Jun
    George Institute For Global Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:2061-71. 2012
    ..The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the efficacy and safety of fibrate therapy in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population...
  37. doi request reprint Cyclosporine withdrawal improves long-term graft survival in renal transplantation
    Martin Gallagher
    Renal Division, The George Institute for International Health, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Transplantation 87:1877-83. 2009
    ..Cyclosporine has been central to immunosuppressive regimens throughout this period but its effect on long-term transplant outcomes remains unclear...
  38. doi request reprint Patient views about treatment of stage 5 CKD: a qualitative analysis of semistructured interviews
    Rachael L Morton
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:431-40. 2010
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Systematic review: sodium bicarbonate treatment regimens for the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy
    Sophia Zoungas
    University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Intern Med 151:631-8. 2009
    ..Intravenous sodium bicarbonate has been proposed to reduce the risk for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN)...
  40. 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...
  41. pmc Community Preferences for the Allocation & Donation of Organs--the PAraDOx Study
    Kirsten Howard
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:386. 2011
    ..Reasons for the chronic shortage of deceased organ donations are unclear; there appears to be no lack of 'in principle' public support for organ donation...
  42. doi request reprint New tools for an old trade: a socio-technical appraisal of how electronic decision support is used by primary care practitioners
    David Peiris
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Sociol Health Illn 33:1002-18. 2011
    ..While EDS tools show promise in improving health practitioner performance, the socio-technical dimensions of their implementation warrant careful consideration...
  43. doi request reprint Proteinuria and stroke: a meta-analysis of cohort studies
    Toshiharu Ninomiya
    The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 53:417-25. 2009
    ..We undertook a meta-analysis of published cohort studies to provide a reliable estimate of the strength of association between proteinuria and risk of stroke...
  44. 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...
  45. doi request reprint Community preferences for the allocation of solid organs for transplantation: a systematic review
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
    Transplantation 89:796-805. 2010
    ..This systematic review aimed to ascertain community preferences for organ allocation and the principles underpinning these preferences...
  46. doi request reprint Hydroxyethyl starch or saline for fluid resuscitation in intensive care
    John A Myburgh
    Division of Critical Care and Trauma, George Institute For Global Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    N Engl J Med 367:1901-11. 2012
    ..The safety and efficacy of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) for fluid resuscitation have not been fully evaluated, and adverse effects of HES on survival and renal function have been reported...
  47. pmc Rationale and design of the Kanyini guidelines adherence with the polypill (Kanyini-GAP) study: a randomised controlled trial of a polypill-based strategy amongst indigenous and non indigenous people at high cardiovascular risk
    Hueiming Liu
    The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, NSW 2050, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:458. 2010
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Effects of fibrates on cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Min Jun
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Lancet 375:1875-84. 2010
    ..Several clinical trials have reported inconsistent findings for the effect of fibrates on cardiovascular risk. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the effects of fibrates on major clinical outcomes...
  49. doi request reprint Applying evidence into routine clinical care at a unit level: the exemplar of renal anaemia management
    Martin P Gallagher
    The George Institute for International Health, Renal Division, PO Box 201, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 15:429-33. 2010
    ..Measurement against an agreed standard is fundamental to this process. We use the example of renal anaemia management across a dialysis unit to illustrate an approach to these issues...
  50. doi request reprint Intensive glycemic control and renal outcome
    Min Jun
    Renal and Metabolic Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Contrib Nephrol 170:196-208. 2011
    ..Until further data are available, an individualized approach to glucose management is recommended in people with reduced glomerular filtration rate...
  51. doi request reprint Tripterygium Preparations for the Treatment of CKD: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Bin Zhu
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Department of Nephrology, Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Am J Kidney Dis 62:515-30. 2013
    ..Preparations of the herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F are used widely for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in China. The efficacy and safety of Tripterygium preparations still have not been fully identified...
  52. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular disease risk management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in primary health care settings: findings from the Kanyini Audit
    David P Peiris
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:304-9. 2009
    ..To describe cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk management in Indigenous primary health care...
  53. 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...
  54. pmc Effect of lowering blood pressure on cardiovascular events and mortality in patients on dialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    Hiddo J Lambers Heerspink
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Lancet 373:1009-15. 2009
    ..We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the effect of blood pressure lowering in patients on dialysis...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk perception and evidence--practice gaps in Australian general practice (the AusHEART study)
    Emma L Heeley
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:254-9. 2010
    ..To examine the perception and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in Australian primary care...
  56. doi request reprint Strategies to improve adherence to medications for cardiovascular diseases in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations: A systematic review
    Tracey Lea Laba
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 167:2430-40. 2013
    ..Given their complexity and potential resource implications, comprehensive process evaluations and cost and cost-effectiveness evidence are urgently needed. ..
  57. doi request reprint Outcomes of extended-hours hemodialysis performed predominantly at home
    Min Jun
    George Institute For Global Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 61:247-53. 2013
    ..We aimed to describe the outcomes associated with patients starting extended-hours hemodialysis and assess for risk factors for these outcomes...
  58. 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...
  59. doi request reprint Robust data to close the gap: current vascular and maternal/newborn indicators as measures of progress in Aboriginal health in New South Wales
    David Peiris
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:563-71. 2010
    ..Focussing on maternal/newborn health and vascular diseases, to review NSW Health's reporting, by Aboriginal status, against national performance indicators relevant to preventable chronic diseases...
  60. doi request reprint Is low birth weight an antecedent of CKD in later life? A systematic review of observational studies
    Sarah L White
    The George Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 54:248-61. 2009
    ..There has been considerable interest in the hypothesis that low birth weight may be a marker of impaired nephrogenesis and that this is causally related to chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  61. doi request reprint Blood pressure is a major risk factor for renal death: an analysis of 560 352 participants from the Asia-Pacific region
    Conall M O'Seaghdha
    George Institute for International Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales 2050, Australia
    Hypertension 54:509-15. 2009
    ..10). The results were similar for cohorts in Asia and Australia. These results suggest that primary prevention strategies for renal disease should focus on individuals with elevated blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia...
  62. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of increasing kidney transplantation and home-based dialysis
    Kirsten Howard
    University of Sydney, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 14:123-32. 2009
    ..We aimed to quantify these implications for increasing kidney transplantation and improving the rate of home-based dialysis...
  63. pmc Addressing inequities in access to quality health care for indigenous people
    David Peiris
    George Institute for International Health, New South Wales, Australia
    CMAJ 179:985-6. 2008
  64. 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...
  65. pmc Health outcomes in Aboriginal populations
    Alan Cass
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    CMAJ 171:597-8. 2004
  66. pmc Albuminuria and kidney function independently predict cardiovascular and renal outcomes in diabetes
    Toshiharu Ninomiya
    George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:1813-21. 2009
    ..In conclusion, high albuminuria and low eGFR are independent risk factors for cardiovascular and renal events among patients with type 2 diabetes...
  67. 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...
  68. ncbi request reprint The RENAL (Randomised Evaluation of Normal vs. Augmented Level of Replacement Therapy) study: statistical analysis plan
    Simon Finfer
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, NSW
    Crit Care Resusc 11:58-66. 2009
    ..The Randomised Evaluation of Normal vs. Augmented Level of Replacement Therapy (RENAL) study is the largest interventional trial ever conducted in patients with acute renal failure...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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
  72. 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...
  73. 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint Kidney disease: are you at risk?
    Alan Cass
    Med J Aust 176:515-6. 2002
  75. 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...
  76. 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
    ....
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. 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...
  80. 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...
  81. 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)...
  82. 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...