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Accurate Assessment of Renal Function and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease in Indigenous Australians (eGFR Study)
The purpose of the study was to assess kidney function by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in high risk Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian populations from Far North Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. This information was used to determine a validated and practical measure of GFR suitable for use in all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians. The study was a multi-centre study, recruiting adult Indigenous Australian participants across five strata of health, diabetes status, and kidney function.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
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Hughes JT, Maple-Brown LJ, Thomas M, Lawton PD, Sinha A, Cass A, Barzi F, Jones GRD, Jerums G, MacIsaac RJ, O'Dea K, Hoy WE (2016)
Cross-sectional associations of albuminuria among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults: the eGFR Study.
Nephrology; Accepted articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nep.12956):
Barr ELM, Maple-Brown LJ, Barzi F, Hughes JT, Jerums G, Ekinci EI, Ellis AG, Jones GRD, Lawton PD, Sajiv C, Majoni SW, Brown ADH, Hoy WE, O'Dea K, Cass A, MacIsaac RJ (2016)
Comparison of creatinine and cystatin C based eGFR in the estimation of glomerular filtration rate in Indigenous Australians: the eGFR Study.
Clinical Biochemistry; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2016.11.024):
Hughes JT, Maple-Brown LJ, Piers LS, Meerkin J, O'Dea K, Ward LC (2015)
Development of a single-frequency bioimpedance prediction equation for fat-free mass in an adult Indigenous Australian population.
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 69(1): 28–33
Maple-Brown LJ, Ekinci EI, Hughes JT, Chatfield M, Lawton PD, Jones GR, Ellis AG, Sinha A, Cass A, Hoy WE, O'Dea K, Jerums G, Macisaac RJ (2014)
Performance of formulas for estimating glomerular filtration rate in Indigenous Australians with and without Type 2 diabetes: the eGFR Study.
Diabetic Medicine; 31(7): 829–838
Maple-Brown LJ, Hughes JT, Lu ZX, Jeyaraman K, Lawton P, Jones GRD, Ellis A, Sinha A, Maclsaac RJ, Jerums G, O'Dea K (2014)
Serum vitamin D levels, diabetes and cardio-metabolic risk factors in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome; 6: 78
Retrieved 16 July 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1758-5996-6-78
American Journal of Kidney Diseases (2013)
Erratum regarding “Accurate assessment of kidney function in Indigenous Australians: the Estimated GFR Study” (Am J Kidney Dis 2012; 60:679-682).
American Journal of Kidney Diseases; 61(3): 527–528
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
Maple-Brown LJ, Hughes J, Piers LS, Ward LC, Meerkin J, Eisman JA, Center JR, Pocock NA, Jerums G, O'Dea K (2012)
Increased bone mineral density in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: impact of body composition differences.
Bone; 53(1): 123–130
Maple-Brown LJ, Hughes JT, Lawton PD, Jones GRD, Ellis AG, Drabsch K, Brown ADH, Cass A, Hoy WE, MacIsaac RJ, O'Dea K, Jerums G (2012)
Accurate assessment of kidney function in Indigenous Australians: the estimated GFR study.
American Journal of Kidney Diseases; 60(4): 680-682
Maple-Brown LJ, Lawton PD, Hughes JT, Sharma SK, Jones GRD, Ellis AG, Hoy W, Cass A, MacIsaac RJ, Sinha AK, Thomas MAB, Piers LS, Ward LC, Drabsch K, Panagiotopoulos S, McDermott R, Warr K, Cherian S, Brown A, Jerums G, O'Dea K (2010)
Study protocol - accurate assessment of kidney function in Indigenous Australians: aims and methods of the eGFR Study.
BMC Public Health; (10): 80
Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-80.pdf
Hughes J, Nickels M, Sharma S, O'Dea K, Tucker L, Maple-Brown L (2010)
Implementing the eGFR study in a remote site: a case study.
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(2): 6-8
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