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References for the key publications about kidney health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are listed here.

2013

Hughes JT (2013)

The inter-relationships between body build, body composition, body fat distribution, metabolic syndrome and inflammation in adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

2012

McDonald S, Clayton P, Hurst K, eds. (2012)

The thirty fifth annual Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry Report 2012.

Adelaide: Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry

Hoy WE, Samuel T, Mott SA, Kincaid-Smith PS, Fogo AB, Dowling JP, Hughson MD, Sinniah R, Pugsley DJ, Kirubakaran MG, Douglas-Denton RN, Bertram JF (2012)

Renal biopsy findings among Indigenous Australians: a nationwide review.

Kidney International; 82(12): 1321–1331

2011

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Chronic kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents the first detailed analysis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comparative to the non-Indigenous Australian population. Previous information on CKD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the national level has been limited to high-level summary information. Using a variety of data sources (i.e., Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry, AIHW Disease Expenditure Database), the current report presents detailed information on CKD and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) including, prevalence and incidence; hospitalisation; mortality; co-morbidity; risk factors; remoteness; health service use and expenditure; quality of life; and burden of disease. The report summates that Indigenous people, especially those who live in remote communities, are more likely to have ESRD, and are more likely to be hospitalised, and/or die as a result of CKD compared with non-Indigenous Australians.

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The George Institute for Global Health (2011)

Australian Department of Health and Ageing Central Australia Renal Study.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

The central Australia renal study was a joint study by the Australian, Northern Territory, South Australian and Western Australian Governments, conducted by the George Institute for Global Health for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. The study was undertaken to inform the governments in the cross‐jurisdictional region to make evidence based policy decisions to better meet the health and service needs of Aboriginal dialysis patients in the region, in affordable and sustainable ways. Building on work already undertaken by the Government in the development of National services guidelines for the management of dialysis and kidney transplantation in Remote Australia 2006, the current study also takes into account stakeholder consultation and activity-based data. Key findings identified current and future treatment issues such as those associated with location and cost. A preferred renal services model was presented as a primary recommendation of the study with the model representing a structured and sustainable transition from the current urban facility model, to expansion of community based care as a way of addressing the current gaps in service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renal patients.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2008

Devitt J, Cass A, Cunningham J, Preece C, Anderson K, Snelling P (2008)

Improving access to kidney transplants (IMPAKT): a detailed account of a qualitative study investigating barriers to transplant for Australian Indigenous people with end-stage kidney disease.

BMC Health Services Research; 8: 31

Retrieved 4 February 2008 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/8/31

2007

Preston-Thomas A, Cass A, O'Rourke P (2007)

Trends in the incidence of treated end-stage kidney disease among Indigenous Australians and access to treatment.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 31(5): 419-421

2006

Kidney Health Australia (2006)

National chronic kidney disease strategy.

Melbourne: Kidney Health Australia

 
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