Affiliation: The George Institute for International Health
- Cyclosporine withdrawal improves long-term graft survival in renal transplantationMartin 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...
- Public reporting of hospital outcomes: a challenging road aheadMartin P Gallagher
The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Med J Aust 194:658-60. 2011..Experience in other countries is likely to provide valuable lessons and tools for Australia as it seeks to build its reporting capacity...
- Applying evidence into routine clinical care at a unit level: the exemplar of renal anaemia managementMartin 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...
- Long-term cancer risk of immunosuppressive regimens after kidney transplantationMartin 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...
- Improving the use of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in an Australian teaching hospitalM Gallagher
The George Institute for International Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
Qual Saf Health Care 18:408-12. 2009..Despite this, prophylaxis is underutilised and represents one of the largest gaps between evidence and current clinical practice...
- The RENAL (Randomised Evaluation of Normal vs. Augmented Level of Replacement Therapy) study: statistical analysis planSimon 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...
- The relationship between proteinuria and coronary risk: a systematic review and meta-analysisVlado 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...
- Systematic review: sodium bicarbonate treatment regimens for the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathySophia 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)...
- Effect of lowering blood pressure on cardiovascular events and mortality in patients on dialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trialsHiddo 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...
- Proteinuria and stroke: a meta-analysis of cohort studiesToshiharu 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...
- Intensities of renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury: a systematic review and meta-analysisMin 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...
- Surgical practice to reduce dialysis access insufficiencyAnthony J Freeman
Department of Vascular Surgery, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
ANZ J Surg 78:377-82. 2008..Patients who are dependant on a percutaneous central venous catheter for dialysis have an excess morbidity and mortality compared with patients with an autologous arteriovenous fistula...
- 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...
- Implementing iron management clinical practice guidelines in patients with chronic kidney disease having dialysisMichelle J Irving
Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Med J Aust 185:310-4. 2006..To evaluate the outcomes of and barriers to implementing standard guidelines (Caring for Australasians with renal impairment [CARI]), using iron management in patients having dialysis as an example...