Chronic kidney disease research
There are many research projects which take
place across Bristol. Research projects are wide ranging and include:
- Care Know Study: A pilot
study on developing an online intervention programme to promote patient
empowerment and self-management. Barnaby Hole and Dr Udaya Udayaraj.
- Analysis around the
prescription of RAS blockers and risk of acute kidney injury. Dr Fergus
Caskey, Theresa Redaniel, Penny
Whiting and Professor
- A systematic review, undertaken by NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West (ARC West),
into reducing harm from acute kidney injury and developing an effective sick day rule. 'The risks and benefits of patients temporarily discontinuing medications in the event of an intercurrent illness: a systematic review protocol. Morden, A, Horwood, J, Whiting, P, Savovic, J, Tomlinson, L, Blakeman, T, Tomson, C, Richards, A, Stone, T and Caskey, F.
- A systematic review,
feasibility study and evaluation to develop a RCT grant proposal, being
undertaken by ARC West, of
telephone clinic service for patients with chronic kidney disease. Penny Whiting, Jeremy Horwood, Theresa
Redaniel, Syed Mohiuddin, Brent Opmeer, Andrew Morden, Dr Udaya Udayaraj and Professor
- Rao A. Understanding generalisability, and issues of recruitment in cohort studies: the example of advanced chronic kidney disease in the elderly.
- Dr Alexander Hamilton, University of Bristol, is running the SPEAK study (Surveying
People Experiencing young Adult Kidney failure) which is a national survey
based study aiming to define broad outcomes for young people on dialysis or
with kidney transplant.
- Also from University of Bristol, Dr Pippa Bailey’s current research uses mixed-methods to
understand the relationship between socioeconomic position and Living Kidney
Donation, and access to Living Kidney Transplantation. Pippa's recent publications
- Bailey, P, Tomson, C, Risdale, S & Ben-Shlomo, Y, 2014, ‘From Potential Donor to Actual Donation: Does Socioeconomic Position Affect Living Kidney Donation? A Systematic Review of the Evidence.’ Transplantation.
- Bailey, P, Ben-Shlomo, Y, Tomson, C & Owen-Smith, A, 2015, ‘Better the donor you know? A qualitative study of renal patients' views on ‘altruistic’ live-donor kidney transplantation’. Social Science & Medicine, vol 150.
- Bailey, P, Ben-Shlomo, Y, Tomson, C & Owen-Smith, A, 2016, ‘Socioeconomic deprivation and barriers to live-donor kidney transplantation: a qualitative study of deceased-donor kidney transplant recipients’. BMJ Open, vol 6
- A systematic review and meta-analysis on the question What are the risks and benefits of temporarily discontinuing medications to prevent acute kidney injury? Penny Whiting, Andrew Morden, Laurie A Tomlinson, Fergus Caskey, Thomas Blakeman, Charles Tomson, Tracey Stone, Alison Richards, Jelena Savović, Jeremy Horwood, BMJ Open, vol. 7
CKD research: Who’s
- Dr Udaya Udayaraj, Consultant Nephrologist at North Bristol
- Dr Fergus Caskey, Medical Director of the UK Renal Registry
and Consultant Nephrologist at North Bristol NHS Trust
- Professor Yoav
Epidemiologist, University of Bristol
NIHR ARC West
The following researchers from NIHR ARC West are working with CKD HIT: