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  1. Review

    Applications for detection of acute kidney injury using electronic medical records and clinical information systems: workgroup statements from the 15th ADQI Consensus Conference

    Electronic medical records and clinical information systems are increasingly used in hospitals and can be leveraged to improve recognition and care for acute kidney injury. This Acute Dialysis Quality Initiati...

    Matthew T. James, Charles E. Hobson, Michael Darmon, Sumit Mohan, Darren Hudson, Stuart L. Goldstein, Claudio Ronco, John A. Kellum and Sean M. Bagshaw

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:9

    Published on: 26 February 2016

  2. Review

    Utilizing electronic health records to predict acute kidney injury risk and outcomes: workgroup statements from the 15th ADQI Consensus Conference

    The data contained within the electronic health record (EHR) is “big” from the standpoint of volume, velocity, and variety. These circumstances and the pervasive trend towards EHR adoption have sparked interes...

    Scott M. Sutherland, Lakhmir S. Chawla, Sandra L. Kane-Gill, Raymond K. Hsu, Andrew A. Kramer, Stuart L. Goldstein, John A. Kellum, Claudio Ronco and Sean M. Bagshaw

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:11

    Published on: 26 February 2016

  3. Review

    Impact of electronic-alerting of acute kidney injury: workgroup statements from the 15th ADQI Consensus Conference

    Among hospitalized patients, acute kidney injury is common and associated with significant morbidity and risk for mortality. The use of electronic health records (EHR) for prediction and detection of this impo...

    Eric A. J. Hoste, Kianoush Kashani, Noel Gibney, F. Perry Wilson, Claudio Ronco, Stuart L. Goldstein, John A. Kellum and Sean M. Bagshaw

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:10

    Published on: 26 February 2016

  4. Review

    Establishing a continuum of acute kidney injury – tracing AKI using data source linkage and long-term follow-up: Workgroup Statements from the 15th ADQI Consensus Conference

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is independently associated with the development of chronic kidney disease, endstage kidney disease and increased all-cause and cardiovascular-specific mortality. The severity of the ...

    Ravindra Mehta, Azra Bihorac, Nicholas M. Selby, Hude Quan, Stuart L. Goldstein, John A. Kellum, Claudio Ronco and Sean M. Bagshaw

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:13

    Published on: 26 February 2016

  5. Case report

    Circulating angiogenic factors in a pregnant woman on intensive hemodialysis: a case report

    Pregnancy in patients on chronic hemodialysis therapy, though unlikely, does happen rarely. Intensive hemodialysis is thought to offer a better survival advantage to the unborn child. Circulating angiogenic fa...

    Ayub Akbari, Michelle Hladunewich, Kevin Burns, Felipe Moretti, Rima Abou Arkoub, Pierre Brown and Swapnil Hiremath

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:7

    Published on: 23 February 2016

  6. Reviewer Acknowledgement

    Reviewer acknowledgement 2015

    The Editors of Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 2 (2015).

    Adeera Levin, Catherine M. Clase, Elizabeth Dicks and Manish M. Sood

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:8

    Published on: 17 February 2016

  7. Original research article

    Objective and subjective sleep disorders in automated peritoneal dialysis

    Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) is one of the fastest growing dialysis modalities. It is unknown whether sleep and mood are disturbed while performing repeated overnight exchanges.

    Maria-Eleni Roumelioti, Christos Argyropoulos, Vernon Shane Pankratz, Manisha Jhamb, Filitsa H. Bender, Daniel J. Buysse, Patrick Strollo and Mark L. Unruh

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:6

    Published on: 17 February 2016

  8. Original research article

    Consecutive first-morning urine samples to measure change in the albumin-to-creatinine ratio: a pilot study of a home urine collection protocol

    Multiple first-morning urine samples are recommended for measuring the urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR); however, this can be challenging in community-based research.

    Jessica M. Sontrop, Amit X. Garg, Lihua Li, Kerri Gallo, Virginia Schumann, Jennifer Winick-Ng, William F. Clark and Matthew A. Weir

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:3

    Published on: 1 February 2016

  9. Original research article

    Approach to hyponatremia in congestive heart failure: a survey of Canadian specialist physicians and trainees

    Hyponatremia is a recognized complication of congestive heart failure (CHF) and is associated with reduced survival. Therefore, early identification and appropriate management of hyponatremia is important. The...

    Amanda Miller, Bonnie Kuehl, Karthik Tennankore and Steven Soroka

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:4

    Published on: 20 January 2016

  10. Original research article

    Frequency of bone mineral density testing in adult kidney transplant recipients from Ontario, Canada: a population-based cohort study

    We lack consensus on the clinical value, frequency, and timing of bone mineral density (BMD) testing in kidney transplant recipients. This study sought to determine practice patterns in BMD testing across kidn...

    Kyla L. Naylor, Guangyong Zou, William D. Leslie, Eric McArthur, Ngan N. Lam, Gregory A. Knoll, S. Joseph Kim, Lisa-Ann Fraser, Jonathan D. Adachi, Anthony B. Hodsman and Amit X. Garg

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:2

    Published on: 16 January 2016

  11. Original research article

    Perceptions of prognostic risks in chronic kidney disease: a national survey

    Predicting the clinical trajectories of chronic kidney disease (CKD) to discern personalized care remains a complex challenge in nephrology. Understanding the appropriate risk thresholds and time frame associa...

    Helen H. L. Chiu, Navdeep Tangri, Ognjenka Djurdjev, Brendan J. Barrett, Brenda R. Hemmelgarn, François Madore, Claudio Rigatto, Norman Muirhead, Manish M. Sood, Catherine M. Clase and Adeera Levin

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2015 2:53

    Published on: 20 December 2015

  12. Original research article

    Benefits of a transfer clinic in adolescent and young adult kidney transplant patients

    Adolescent and young adult kidney transplant recipients have worse graft outcomes than older and younger age groups. Difficulties in the process of transition, defined as the purposeful, planned movement of ad...

    Rory F. McQuillan, Alene Toulany, Miriam Kaufman and Jeffrey R. Schiff

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2015 2:45

    Published on: 15 December 2015

  13. Original research article

    Retrospective analysis of the predictive factors of renal function loss after uninephrectomy in patients with chronic kidney disease G3 to G5

    The rapid increase in glomerular filtration rate in a normal contralateral kidney after uninephrectomy is well known in living kidney donors but much less well described in chronic kidney disease (CKD). The pu...

    Dominique Dupuis, Georges Ouellet and Louise Roy

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2015 2:52

    Published on: 11 December 2015

  14. Methodology

    Establishing a Canadian national clinical trials network for kidney disease: proceedings of a planning workshop

    Knowledge generation through randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is critical to advance the medical evidence base, inform decision-making, and improve care and outcomes. Unfortunately, nephrology has typically...

    Claudio Rigatto, Michael Walsh, Nadia Zalunardo, Catherine M Clase, Braden J Manns, François Madore, Susan M Samuel, Catherine J Morgan, Wim Wolfs and Rita S. Suri

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2015 2:46

    Published on: 17 November 2015

  15. Original research article

    Repeated treatment with bone marrow cell secretory products maintains long-term renoprotection in experimental chronic kidney disease: a placebo-controlled trial

    Bone marrow-derived early outgrowth cells (EOCs) secrete soluble factors that exert potent renoprotective effects, such that infusion of their conditioned medium recapitulates the affects of the cells themselves.

    Darren A. Yuen, David M. Kepecs, Yanling Zhang, Suzanne Advani, Kerri Thai, Kim A. Connelly and Richard E. Gilbert

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2015 2:44

    Published on: 14 November 2015

  16. Review

    CanVasc recommendations for the management of antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides – Executive summary

    The Canadian Vasculitis research network (CanVasc) is composed of physicians from different medical specialties, including rheumatology and nephrology and researchers with expertise in vasculitis. One of its a...

    Lucy McGeoch, Marinka Twilt, Leilani Famorca, Volodko Bakowsky, Lillian Barra, Susan Benseler, David A. Cabral, Simon Carette, Gerald P. Cox, Navjot Dhindsa, Christine Dipchand, Aurore Fifi-Mah, Michele Goulet, Nader Khalidi, Majed M. Khraishi, Patrick Liang…

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2015 2:43

    Published on: 9 November 2015

  17. Review

    Translational research in kidney transplantation and the role of patient engagement

    Translational research is an evolving discipline that is intended to bridge the gaps between basic science research, clinical research, and implementation in clinical practice. It is a fluid, multidirectional ...

    Janine F. Farragher, Meghan J. Elliott, Samuel A. Silver, Zsuzsanna Lichner and Anne Tsampalieros

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2015 2:42

    Published on: 5 November 2015

  18. Original research article

    Prevalence of chronic kidney disease among the high risk population in South-Western Ghana; a cross sectional study

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a major global health problem. CKD is one of the most common complications of diabetes mellitus and hypertension and carries a risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and...

    Richard KD Ephraim, Sylvester Biekpe, Samuel A. Sakyi, Prince Adoba, Hope Agbodjakey and Enoch O. Antoh

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2015 2:40

    Published on: 3 November 2015

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