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The Accurate assessment of renal function and progression of chronic kidney disease in Indigenous Australians (eGFR study) research project is run by Menzies School of Health Research. The purpose of this study is to assess kidney function by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in high risk Indigenous Australian populations from North Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. This information will be used to determine a validated and practical measure of GFR suitable for use in all Indigenous Australians. The study is a multi-centre study, recruiting adult Indigenous Australian participants across five strata of health, diabetes status, and kidney function.
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
Menzies School of Health Research
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Casuarina NT 0811
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In the research letter entitled Accurate Assessment of Kidney Function in Indigenous Australians: The Estimated GFR Study appearing in the October 2012 issue of AJKD (Maple-Brown et al; volume 60, issue 4, pages 679-682), a calculation error in the STATA code caused errors in the bias reported for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) values in women that were determined using the Chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract