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CKD in Australia  I  Detecting CKD  I  GFR Calculator (CKD-EPI formula)



PUBLISHED REPORTS

State of the Nation - Chronic Kidney Disease in Australia May 2014>
CKD is common: Around 1.7 million Australians (1 in 10) aged 18 years and over have clinical evidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, as CKD typically has no symptoms, less than 10% of the people with CKD are aware they have this condition.

This means over 1.5 million Australians are unaware they have indicators of CKD. The most visible outcome of CKD is end stage kidney disease (ESKD); people with ESKD require dialysis or a kidney transplant (together called renal replacement therapy) to stay alive.

There are currently 20,766 people in Australia who are on renal replacement therapy. However, people with CKD are up to 20 times more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke than they are to receive dialysis.

Currently, the three most common causes of kidney disease requiring kidney replacement therapy in Australia are diabetes, glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the kidney) and hypertension (high blood pressure).



CKD Priorities Summary Workshop Report - April 2014
Download full report here>
Resulting from a national workshop in February 2014 in Sydney, to explore research priorities in chronic kidney disease, this report provides an overview of participants, the process and preliminary results.



The KinD (Kidneys in Diabetes) Report - 3 April 2014
Temporal trends in the epidemiology of diabetic kidney disease
and the associated health care burden in Australia

Produced by Dr Sarah White and Professor Steve Chadban at Kidney Research Node, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital & University of Sydney for Kidney Health Australia

Funding for this report was provided as an unconditional education grant from Boehringer Ingelheim. In no way has Boehringer Ingelheim had any part in the direction, analysis or findings contained within this report.

Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease in Australia.

Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of new cases of end-stage kidney disease treated with kidney replacement therapy: nearly 5000 Australians with end-stage kidney disease due to diabetes are currently dependent upon a kidney transplant or dialysis for survival. In addition, the number of Australian’s who die from untreated end-stage kidney disease due to diabetes each year far exceeds number commencing treatment. KinD Report 2014> * Media>

Two of a KinD (Kidneys in Diabetes) Access Report 2011
Concludes that an annual and simple kidney health test (urine test followed by blood test for those with excess protein in their urine) would prolong lives of thousands of type 2 diabetes patients and significantly reduce the need for kidney dialysis and transplantation.


2nd edition of our booklet
CKD Management in General Practice

Supercedes previous version & contains:

  • new CKD staging system and colour-coded action plans
  • new recommendations albuminuria
  • new eGFR recommendations
  • new blood pressure targets

Available for PDF download - order as a hard-copy

Order hard copy using special Order Form

When complete send this form with your contact details to KCAT@kidney.org.au. Overseas order not available - onsite only

Formally endorsed by RACGP, the ANZSN and Kidney Health Australia

Renal Drug Reference Guide
Following introductory principles on the use of drugs in patients with renal failure, the Renal Drug Reference Guide is structured into 13 colour coded therapeutic chapters including: anaemia, analgaesia, antihistamines, anti-infectives, cardiovascular, endocrine and metabolic disorders, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, immunosuppressants, musculoskeletal, neurology & psychotropics. It is evidence based and practical advice, written expressly for the prescriber searching for easy to comprehend definitive advice.

Contact author: Matthew Cervelli +61 408 846 901 or info@renaldrugreference.com.au
Edited by Matthew Cervelli, Forward by Dr Tim Mathew (KHA Medical Director) Prof Graeme Russ (Queen Elizabeth Hospital) and published with assistance of Kidney Health Australia and unrestricted support from various pharmaceutical industry partners. Guide intended for healthcare professionals who can exercise independent professional clinical judgement when referring to content. Not intended for use by healthcare consumers.




NEW IMPORTANT SUPPORT RESOURCES

MY KIDNEYS - MY CHOICE!! DECISION AID TOOL
This tool is designed to support patients and their families through the education and decision making process. It is a supplement to education and not a replacement.

This health professional guide will help you understand how the Decision Aid Tool was designed to be used in practice and contains useful hints and tips, as well as background information. Download>

Patients considering Home Dialysis? Call Kidney Health Information Service - freecall 1800 454 363
We offer online education resource site about home dialysis, including a developing area specifically for health professionals - on our sister site www.homedialysis.org.au - queries to homedialysis@kidney.org.au 


KIDNEY CANCER SUPPORT SERVICE
- freecall 1800 454 363
Sister site offers evidence based education for patients www.kidneycancer.org.au
Queries to kidneycancer@kidney.org.au


NURSE LINK
Register to join our Nurse Link Community to network with local nurses in your area, volunteer for a worthy cause, have best access to newly developed resources and to stay up to date with renal news via regular newsletter -
use special form to register>

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ABSOLUTE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK GUIDELINES

Australian Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk May 2012
Developed by National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) after approval by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) these guidelines incorporate and build on earlier guidelines (2009) and consolidate other evidence-based guidelines related to primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

These guidelines are an important step as they provide a single preventive approach to first-ever CVD in Australia. Clinical decisions based on absolute risk can lead to improved health outcomes by identifying people most at risk and directing the right treatments to them. These resources support these guidelines.

A decade after KDOQI CKD Guidelines: a perspective from Australia

American Journal of Kidney Disease Volume 60 Issue 5, pages 725-726, November 2012, for full text article



STUDIES COMPLETED IN COLLABORATION WITH KIDNEY HEALTH AUSTRALIA

Projections of the incidence of treated End-Stage Kidney Disease in Australia, 2010-2020
AIHW catalogue number (PHE150) Internet only 14 September 2011 ISBN 978-1-74249-201-8; Cat no PHE 150; 64pp

This report presents projections for end-stage kidney disease treated with dialysis or kidney transplantation (treated ESKD) for period 2010 to 2020. Projections are set out by sex at national and state/territory levels, and for ESKD patients with diabetes when commencing treatment.

The incidence of treated ESKD is projected to continue to rise, increasing by nearly 80% between 2009 and 2020. The proportion of those commencing ESKD treatment with diabetes is also expected to increase, from 45% in 2009 to 64% in 2020.

Economic Impact of End-Stage Kidney Disease in Australia - Projections to 2020
Read Executive Summary or full report November 2010

The cost of treating end-stage kidney disease from 2009 to 2020 is estimated to be around $12 billion to the Australian Government. This reports reveals the incidence of kidney disease is growing at a serious rate, projected to increase by more than 54% to 2020. Report estimates that increasing the use of home dialysis over the next 10 years would lead to an estimated net savings of between $378 and $430 million for our health system. Annual costs per person for home dialysis is $49,137, compared to $79,072 for hospital dialysis.

Contributors: Alan Cass, Steven Chadban, Martin Gallagher, Kirsten Howard, Alexandra Jones, Stephen McDonald, Paul Snelling and Sarah White. Corresponding author: Prof Alan Cass, Senior Director, George Institute for Global Health, PO Box M201 (Missenden Rd) Sydney 2050 - call 02 9993 4553.

Kidney Health Australia commissioned these reports to establish comprehensive research into the economic burden of kidney disease in Australia. Research undertaken and reports written by The George Institute for International Health in collaboration with University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and ANZDATA Registry.

Burden of Chronic Kidney Disease in Australia 2006  set out in two parts
Economic Impact of End-Stage Kidney Disease in Australia
Cost-effectiveness of Early Detection & Intervention to Prevent Progression of CKD in Australia

 



AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH & WELFARE REPORTS - KIDNEY DISEASE


AIHW reports on Chronic Kidney Disease  *  Indigenous Observatory (with ABS)  *  Indigenous Australians & Indigenous Health Risk Factors

Latest AIHW report of interest

  • Chronic kidney disease: Regional variation in Australia
    AIHW 17 October 2013. ISBN 978-1-74249-494-4; Cat. no. PHE 172; 53pp.$10.50
    Chronic kidney disease is a common and serious problem in Australia and its management can be resource intensive, particularly for the most severe form of the disease: end-stage kidney disease. Rates of chronic kidney disease vary by geographic location. This report shows: people from remote and very remote areas, were 2.2 times more likely to die from chronic kidney disease than people from Major cities. - people from Very remote areas were at least 4 times more likely to start kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or kidney transplant) than people from non-remote areas.

  • Multiple causes of death in Australia: an analysis of all natural and selected chronic disease causes of death 1997-2007 AIHW Canberra 2012. AIHW bulletin no 105. Cat no AUS 159
    This bulletin is the first comprehensive application of multiple causes of death statistics to natural causes of death and specific chronic diseases of public health importance in Australia. Useful for guiding and improving policy for reducing deaths from these chronic diseases and for targeting investment in health prevention. When describing patterns of causes of death using only the underlying cause, important cause information is overlooked. Analyses using multiple cause data complement routine descriptions of mortality that use only the underlying cause and offer broader insight into the disease processes occurring at the end of life.


KIDNEY HEALTH AUSTRALIA - EDUCATION RESOURCES

Newly revised Living with Kidney Failure (8th edition)
Written for people needing to decide about the treatment options for kidney disease and presents a carefully balanced view of the choices in type of dialysis and location.

The new edition has adopted user-friendly spiral binding and writeable pages and has an enhanced focus on self-management strategies. 

We can help develop the 'expert patient'
By putting the pieces together many patients become 'experts' as they learn a set of life skills to cope with and manage their chronic conditions. As a discerning patient learn the elements of how to locate and refer only to high quality evidence-based education.

Our websites should be your first reference for 'expert patients' as we do the work for you. Increasing evidence shows that with proper support, people with a chronic condition can take the lead in managing their condition which improves their health, quality of life, and reduces incapacity.


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PDF Order Form - Management of CKD in General Practice book UPDATED: Use this interactive form to order copies of this popular CKD Management book. Follow the instructions on the form.
PDF Nurse Link Registration FormFor all Nurses and Health Professionals who wish to be updated with the latest in research, treatment methods, care - a monthly newsletter.
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CVD Absolute Risk Management GuidelinesUpdated 21 May 2012
Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in General PracticeThe 2nd Edition - released 16 March 2012
Meta-analyses in Prevention and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections Volume 23, Issue 2, Pages 355-385 (June 09) PMID: 19393914 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Philip Masson MBChB BA (Hons), MA (Oxon), MRCP (UK)a , Sandra Matheson BSc (Hons), MPHb, Angela C Webster MBBS, MM (Clin Epi), PhD, MRCP (UK)c, Jonathan C Craig MBC
The assessment of chronic kidney disease in Australian patients with type 2 diabetes (NEFRON-2) Merlin C Thomas, Andrew J Weekes, Olivia J Broadley, Mark E Cooper and Tim H Mathew MJA • Volume 185 Number 5 • 4 September 2006
The burden of chronic kidney disease in Australian patients with type 2 diabetes (the NEFRON study)Merlin C Thomas, Andrew J Weekes, Olivia J Broadley, Mark E Cooper and Tim H Mathew MJA • Volume 185 Number 3 • 7 August 2006
Type 2 Diabetes from a GPs perspectivePublished by Kidney Health Australia 2007 in association with NEFRON
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Kidney Health Australia Position Statements
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1st International CKD Summit SummaryThe first summary of Australian CKD, its early detection, best care protocols and resourcing issues
2nd Chronic Kidney Disease Summit - Summary ReportJuly 2009 - Best care for Australians with Kidney Disease - the pathway ahead.
Dialysis Nephrology Transplanation - DNT endorsed Position StatementCurrently under review by DNT: Recommendation for use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in kidney patients. Gadolinium contrast renal disease and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) 2008
Electricity and Home Dialysis - for Renal UnitsANZ/AS3003 is the standard that governs electricity regulations pertaining to home dialysis, both home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. All home dialysis units should be aware of their responsibilities related to this and other standards.
Executive Summary Australian CKD Strategy 2006Summary - 54 recommendations in priority areas representing Australian CKD continuum of care
Fluoride Position Statement 2011Effects of fluoridation of community water supplies for people with CKD
Fluoride Position Statement for NKF USA June 2008The National Kidney Foundation (USA) have updated their Fluoride Position Statement for people with CKD - June 2008
KHA Position on drinking water 2008Revised in 2008 - There is a lack of evidence that drinking water in excess of thirst is beneficial for the health of Australians living in temperate regions and not exercising strenuously. To satisfy thirst, water is the recommended fluid.
Pre-dialysis Education written summaryA national Australian Survey
The KEY Study - Review of CKD & Screening in Australia. Which way to go?Dr Timothy Mathew & Miss Olivia Corso - Kidney Health Australia, Medical Section, Kent Town, and Kidney Health Australia - Health Services - Adelaide Sth Australia
The KEY Study - Screening for chronic kidney disease in Australia: a pilot study in the community and workplaceKidney International (2010) 77 (Suppl 116), S9–S16; doi:10.1038/ki. 2009.538
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Proteinuria Common causes of proteinuria - How to treat proteinuria - Managing patients with proteinuria and albuminuria. Electronic copies only.
Kidney Disease: Are you one in three?16 page booklet on early detection and prevention of kidney disease. Electronic copies only.
Kidney Health - What you should know....Important information about keeping your kidneys healthy (e-copies only)
 
 
 
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