Germaine Wong

Summary

Affiliation: The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Time on dialysis and cancer risk after kidney transplantation
    Germaine Wong
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Transplantation 95:114-21. 2013
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint How do people with chronic kidney disease value cancer-related quality of life?
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, School of Public Health, Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 17:32-41. 2012
  4. pmc Cancer screening in renal transplant recipients: what is the evidence?
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:S87-S100. 2008
  5. pmc Test performance of faecal occult blood testing for the detection of bowel cancer in people with chronic kidney disease (DETECT) protocol
    Germaine Wong
    Sydney School of Public Health University of Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:516. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Screening for renal cancer in recipients of kidney transplants
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:1729-39. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Economic evaluation in clinical nephrology: part 2. Applying economic evaluations in clinical nephrology
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 15:533-9. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Economic evaluation in clinical nephrology: Part 1. An introduction to conducting an economic evaluation in clinical practice
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 15:434-40. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Reported cancer screening practices of nephrologists: results from a national survey
    Germaine Wong
    NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Renal Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:2136-43. 2009
  10. pmc Association of CKD and cancer risk in older people
    Germaine Wong
    National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Renal Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:1341-50. 2009

Detail Information

Publications49

  1. doi request reprint Time on dialysis and cancer risk after kidney transplantation
    Germaine Wong
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Transplantation 95:114-21. 2013
    ..We aimed to determine if the length of time on maintenance dialysis before the first kidney transplantation was associated with the risk of site-specific and overall incident cancers after transplantation...
  2. 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
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  3. doi request reprint How do people with chronic kidney disease value cancer-related quality of life?
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, School of Public Health, Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 17:32-41. 2012
    ..To estimate the utility-based quality of life (QOL) of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and to estimate the QOL associated with two hypothetical colorectal cancer health states...
  4. pmc Cancer screening in renal transplant recipients: what is the evidence?
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:S87-S100. 2008
    ..Future studies are needed to address these issues to provide the necessary evidence for informed decision-making...
  5. pmc Test performance of faecal occult blood testing for the detection of bowel cancer in people with chronic kidney disease (DETECT) protocol
    Germaine Wong
    Sydney School of Public Health University of Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:516. 2011
    ..Among those with CKD, the effectiveness, the efficacy and patients' preferences for cancer screening are unknown...
  6. doi request reprint Screening for renal cancer in recipients of kidney transplants
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:1729-39. 2011
    ..It is uncertain whether routine screening for renal cancer is cost-effective. The aim of our study is to estimate the costs and health benefits of ultrasonographic (US) screening for renal cancer in the kidney transplant population...
  7. doi request reprint Economic evaluation in clinical nephrology: part 2. Applying economic evaluations in clinical nephrology
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 15:533-9. 2010
    ..This article provides some tips for reading, critically appraising and applying the findings of an economic evaluation in clinical practice...
  8. doi request reprint Economic evaluation in clinical nephrology: Part 1. An introduction to conducting an economic evaluation in clinical practice
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 15:434-40. 2010
    ..There are a large range of alternative actions possible, all with different consequences and trade-offs. The complexity of medical decision-making is best illustrated using a clinical scenario...
  9. doi request reprint Reported cancer screening practices of nephrologists: results from a national survey
    Germaine Wong
    NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Renal Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:2136-43. 2009
    ..This study aimed to describe cancer screening practices by nephrologists in Australia and New Zealand, and to identify reasons for a positive recommendation to screen...
  10. pmc Association of CKD and cancer risk in older people
    Germaine Wong
    National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Renal Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:1341-50. 2009
    ..In conclusion, moderate CKD (stage 3) may be an independent risk factor for the development of cancer among older men but not women, and the effect of CKD on risk may vary for different types of cancer...
  11. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening in renal transplant recipients
    Germaine Wong
    NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Renal Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Transplantation 85:532-41. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening, with annual fecal occult blood testing, in renal transplant recipients...
  12. doi request reprint The health and economic impact of cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus vaccination in kidney transplant recipients
    Germaine Wong
    NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Renal Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Transplantation 87:1078-91. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the cost effectiveness of annual screening for cervical cancers using conventional cytology, liquid-based cytology (LBC), and pretransplant HPV vaccination in kidney transplant recipients...
  13. doi request reprint Cancers after renal transplantation
    Germaine Wong
    NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Renal Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Transplant Rev (Orlando) 22:141-9. 2008
    ..In this review, the incidence, etiology, prognosis, and potential approaches to cancer screening and management post-renal transplantation are discussed...
  14. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening in women on dialysis
    Germaine Wong
    NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Renal Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:916-29. 2008
    ..It is uncertain whether routine screening is cost-effective in women on dialysis therapy. In this study, we determine the costs and health outcomes of annual mammographic breast cancer screening in women on dialysis therapy...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Comparative survival and economic benefits of deceased donor kidney transplantation and dialysis in people with varying ages and co-morbidities
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e29591. 2012
    ..The aim of our study is to estimate the average and incremental survival benefits and health care costs of listing and transplantation compared to dialysis among individuals with varying co-morbidities...
  18. doi request reprint Health benefits and costs of screening for colorectal cancer in people on dialysis or who have received a kidney transplant
    Germaine Wong
    Centre of Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:917-26. 2013
    ..We aimed to determine the costs and health benefits of CRC screening in people on dialysis or who have received a kidney transplant...
  19. doi request reprint Quality of life of young adults and adolescents with chronic kidney disease
    Allison Tong
    Center for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Electronic address
    J Pediatr 163:1179-85.e5. 2013
    ..To elicit utility-based quality of life (QOL) in adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  20. doi request reprint The experiences of commercial kidney donors: thematic synthesis of qualitative research
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Transpl Int 25:1138-49. 2012
    ..Review of this published literature supports the need for effective implementation of the WHO guiding principles and legislated regulation to deter potential recipients and healthcare providers from pursuing commercial transplantation...
  21. 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...
  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 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...
  24. 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...
  25. doi request reprint Clinical practice guidelines on wait-listing for kidney transplantation: consistent and equitable?
    Pikli Batabyal
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Transplantation 94:703-13. 2012
    ..This study aimed to compare the quality, the scope, and the consistency of international guidelines on wait-listing for kidney transplantation...
  26. doi request reprint Important outcomes for kidney transplant recipients: a nominal group and qualitative study
    Martin Howell
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 60:186-96. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to elicit patient perspectives and priorities for outcomes after transplant and the reasons underpinning these priorities...
  27. doi request reprint The motivations and experiences of living kidney donors: a thematic synthesis
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 60:15-26. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to synthesize published qualitative studies of the experiences and perspectives of living kidney donors...
  28. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of cidofovir treatment of polyomavirus nephropathy in kidney transplant recipients
    Danny K Hua
    Centre for Kidney Research, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Australia
    Transplantation 93:188-94. 2012
    ..We aimed to evaluate the incremental health benefits and costs of cidofovir and immunosuppression reduction compared with immunosuppression reduction alone in kidney transplant patients with BKVAN...
  29. doi request reprint The perspectives of kidney transplant recipients on medicine taking: a systematic review of qualitative studies
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:344-54. 2011
    ..This study aimed to describe the beliefs, experiences and perspectives of kidney transplant recipients on medicine taking...
  30. doi request reprint "It was just an unconditional gift." Self reflections of non-directed living kidney donors
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Australia
    Clin Transplant 26:589-99. 2012
    ..Reluctance to consider non-directed donation programs solely on concerns of unrealistic or ill-motivations and potential feelings of donor regret appear unwarranted...
  31. doi request reprint Knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of kidney transplant recipients regarding their risk of cancer
    Narelle C Williams
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 17:300-6. 2012
    ..This study aims to explore these beliefs and attitudes, to better understand patient motives and potential barriers to early detection of cancer...
  32. doi request reprint An economic evaluation of intravenous versus oral iron supplementation in people on haemodialysis
    Germaine Wong
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:413-20. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the health care costs and benefits of parenteral iron compared with oral iron in haemodialysis patients receiving erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs)...
  33. doi request reprint Exercise training in solid organ transplant recipients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Madeleine Didsbury
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Transplantation 95:679-87. 2013
    ..This study aims to assess the health benefits and harms of supervised exercise training programs in solid organ recipients...
  34. doi request reprint Once-daily extended-release versus twice-daily standard-release tacrolimus in kidney transplant recipients: a systematic review
    Elaine T L Ho
    Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia 2145
    Transplantation 95:1120-8. 2013
    ..We aimed to identify, appraise, and synthesize the current evidence comparing the relative safety and efficacy of the recently introduced daily versus standard twice-daily tacrolimus administration...
  35. doi request reprint Screening and follow-up of living kidney donors: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Transplantation 92:962-72. 2011
    ..There is an urgent need for international collaboration and coordination to ensure, where possible, that guidelines for living donation are consistent, evidence based, and comprehensive to promote best outcomes for a precious resource...
  36. doi request reprint Relative Energy Balance, CKD, and Risk of Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality
    Samuel Iff
    Centre for Kidney Research, Kids Research Institute, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University Bern, Bern, Switzerland Electronic address
    Am J Kidney Dis 63:437-45. 2014
    ..Higher body mass index, generally due to higher energy intake, appears protective for people on dialysis therapy, but the relationship between energy intake and survival in those with reduced kidney function is unknown...
  37. doi request reprint Public awareness and attitudes to living organ donation: systematic review and integrative synthesis
    Allison Tong
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Transplantation 96:429-37. 2013
    ..Yet, public views on living donation are not well understood. This study aims to synthesize studies on public awareness and attitudes toward living organ donation...
  38. doi request reprint Adolescent views on transition in diabetes and nephrology
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Pediatr 172:293-304. 2013
    ....
  39. 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...
  40. doi request reprint Cancer screening in people who have chronic disease: the example of kidney disease
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, Kids Research Institute, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Semin Dial 24:72-8. 2011
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Quality of life of adolescent kidney transplant recipients
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pediatr 159:670-5.e2. 2011
    ..To elicit utility-based quality of life (QOL) of adolescent kidney transplant recipients...
  42. doi request reprint Reduced estimated GFR and cancer mortality
    Samuel Iff
    Centre for Kidney Research, Kids Research Institute, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Am J Kidney Dis 63:23-30. 2014
    ..The aim of our study was to assess the independent effects of reduced kidney function on the risk of cancer deaths...
  43. doi request reprint The perspectives of adults living with peritoneal dialysis: thematic synthesis of qualitative studies
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 61:873-88. 2013
    ..This study aims to synthesize published qualitative studies of patients' experiences, beliefs, and attitudes about PD...
  44. doi request reprint Experiences and perspectives of adolescents and young adults with advanced CKD
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 61:375-84. 2013
    ..Young people with advanced chronic kidney disease experience delayed growth and poor psychosocial outcomes. This study aims to elicit the experiences and perspectives of young people waiting for a kidney transplant...
  45. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of induction immunosuppression in kidney transplantation
    Rachael L Morton
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:2258-69. 2009
    ..This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of antibody induction comparing interleukin-2 receptor antagonists (IL2Ra) to standard therapy with no induction or induction with polyclonal antibodies...
  46. pmc How are patients managing with the costs of care for chronic kidney disease in Australia? A cross-sectional study
    Beverley M Essue
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Missenden Road, PO Box M201, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 14:5. 2013
    ..Chronic kidney disease (CKD) poses a financial burden on patients and their households. This descriptive study measures the prevalence of economic hardship and out-of-pocket costs in an Australian CKD population...
  47. doi request reprint Pioglitazone and vitamin E for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: a cost utility analysis
    Suzanne E Mahady
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Hepatology 56:2172-9. 2012
    ..Sensitivity analyses indicated that pioglitazone was not cost-effective if either the total drug cost was greater than $A16,000 per annum, or the annual probability of developing cirrhosis in advanced fibrosis was less than 2%...
  48. doi request reprint Management of primary symptomatic lymphocele after kidney transplantation: a systematic review
    Ania Lucewicz
    Discipline of Surgery, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Transplantation 92:663-73. 2011
    ..Management of lymphoceles after kidney transplantation is highly variable. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the different approaches of lymphocele management among kidney transplant recipients...
  49. doi request reprint Nosocomial Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia: lessons from a cluster in kidney transplant recipients
    Lisa M Phipps
    Department of Renal Medicine, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Transplantation 92:1327-34. 2011
    ..Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) is an important infection-related complication, whose mode of transmission remains uncertain...