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Accurate assessment of renal function and progression of chronic kidney disease in Indigenous Australians (eGFR study)



The purpose of this study is to assess kidney function by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in high risk Indigenous Australian populations from Far 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.  

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Elizabeth Death
Project Manager
Menzies School of Health Research
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196 (Reception)
Fax: (08) 8927 5187

Related publications

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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