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Robert R. Quinn
University of Calgary
Intensive care medicineHemodialysisKidney diseaseDialysisMedicine
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#1Helen Tam-Tham (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 10
#2Pietro Ravani (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 41
Last. Paul E. Ronksley (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 22
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Importance Comparative outcome data examining the association of dialysis initiation with hospital length of stay and intensity of care in older adults with kidney failure are scarce, and prior studies are limited to patients treated by nephrology teams. Objective To compare in-hospital days and intensity of care among older adults with kidney failure who were treated vs not treated with maintenance dialysis. Design, Setting, and Participants This population-based, retrospective cohort study inc...
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BACKGROUND: Urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) and protein-to-creatinine ratio (PCR) are used to measure urine protein. Recent guidelines endorse ACR use, and equations have been developed incorporating ACR to predict risk of kidney failure. For situations in which PCR only is available, having a method to estimate ACR from PCR as accurately as possible would be useful. METHODS: We used data from a population-based cohort of 47,714 adults in Alberta, Canada, who had simultaneous assessments...
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#1Matthew J. OliverH-Index: 28
#2Jeff PerlH-Index: 4
Last. Thomas A. GolperH-Index: 43
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Background:Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a more cost-effective therapy to treat kidney failure than in-center hemodialysis, but successful therapy requires a functioning PD catheter that causes minim...
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#1Karine E. Manera (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 5
#2David W. JohnsonH-Index: 114
Last. Zeeshan ButtH-Index: 23
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Outcomes reported in randomized controlled trials in peritoneal dialysis (PD) are diverse, are measured inconsistently, and may not be important to patients, families, and clinicians. The Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology–Peritoneal Dialysis (SONG-PD) initiative aims to establish a core outcome set for trials in PD based on the shared priorities of all stakeholders. We convened an international SONG-PD stakeholder consensus workshop in May 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. Nineteen patients/caregiver...
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#1Andrea K. Viecelli (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 6
#2Martin Howell (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 14
Last. Carmel M. Hawley Fracp (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 47
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Vascular access outcomes reported across haemodialysis (HD) trials are numerous, heterogeneous and not always relevant to patients and clinicians. This study aimed to identify critically important vascular access outcomes. Outcomes derived from a systematic review, multi-disciplinary expert panel and patient input were included in a multilanguage online survey. Participants rated the absolute importance of outcomes using a 9-point Likert scale (7-9 being critically important). The relative impor...
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Background:Clinical practice guidelines recommend arteriovenous fistulas as the preferred form of vascular access for hemodialysis. However, some studies have suggested that older age is associated...
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#1Alix Clarke (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 1
#2Pietro Ravani (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 41
Last. Robert R. Quinn (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 32
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Background:Fistula creation is recommended to avoid the use of central venous catheters for hemodialysis. The extent to which timing of fistula creation minimizes catheter use is unclear.Objective:To compare patient outcomes of 2 fistula creation strategies: fistula attempt prior to the initiation of dialysis (“predialysis”) or fistula attempt after starting dialysis (“postinitiation”).Design:Cohort study.Setting:Five Canadian dialysis programs.Patients:Patients who started hemodialysis between ...
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#1Kyla L. NaylorH-Index: 11
#2Gregory A. KnollH-Index: 17
Last. S. Joseph KimH-Index: 19
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#1Krishna Poinen (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 2
#2Robert R. Quinn (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 32
Last. Matthew J. Oliver (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 28
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Rationale & Objective Clinical practice guidelines discourage the use of central venous catheters (CVCs) for vascular access in dialysis. However, some patients have inadequate vessels for arteriovenous fistula creation or choose to use a dialysis catheter. The risks associated with CVC use and their relationship to patient age are poorly characterized. Study Design Observational retrospective cohort study. Setting & Participants Cohort of 1,041 patients older than 18 years from 5 Canadian dialy...
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