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  1. Original research article

    Early mortality on continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT): the prairie CRRT study

    Patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) have an increased short-term and long-term risk of mortality. In most North American intensive care units (ICUs), these patient...

    Bhanu Prasad, Michelle Urbanski, Thomas W. Ferguson, Erwin Karreman and Nav Tangri

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:36

    Published on: 22 July 2016

  2. Original research article

    The association between individual counselling and health behaviour change: the See Kidney Disease (SeeKD) targeted screening programme for chronic kidney disease

    Health behaviour change is an important component of management for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD); however, the optimal method to promote health behaviour change for self-management of CKD is unkn...

    Lauren Galbraith, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Braden Manns, Susan Samuel, Joanne Kappel, Nadine Valk and Paul Ronksley

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:35

    Published on: 20 July 2016

  3. Review

    Recognizing IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis

    Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic fibroinflammatory disorder affecting nearly all organs, including the kidney. Tubulointerstitial nephritis (IgG4-TIN) is the most common form of IgG4-r...

    Shawna Mann, Michael A. Seidman, Sean J. Barbour, Adeera Levin, Mollie Carruthers and Luke Y. C. Chen

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:34

    Published on: 17 July 2016

  4. Original research article

    Willingness to participate in a randomized trial comparing catheters to fistulas for vascular access in incident hemodialysis patients: an international survey of nephrologists

    Current guidelines favor fistulas over catheters as vascular access. Yet, the observational literature comparing fistulas to catheters has important limitations and biases that may be difficult to overcome in ...

    Krishna Poinen, Matthew J. Oliver, Pietro Ravani, Sabine N. Van der Veer, Kitty J. Jager, Wim Van Biesen, Kevan R. Polkinghorne, Aviva Rosenfeld, Adriane M. Lewin, Mandeep Dulai and Robert R. Quinn

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:33

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  5. Original research article

    Perceptions of pediatric nephrologists regarding timing of dialysis initiation in children in Canada

    Significant practice variation exists in Canada with respect to timing of dialysis initiation in children. In the absence of evidence to guide practice, physicians’ perceptions may significantly influence deci...

    Jeremy A. Saban, Michael Zappitelli, Susan M. Samuel, Manish M. Sood, R. Todd Alexander, Steven Arora, Robin L. Erickson, Kristine Kroeker, Braden J. Manns and Allison B. Dart

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:31

    Published on: 1 July 2016

  6. Methodology

    Needs assessment: towards a more responsive Canadian Society of Nephrology Annual General Meeting (CSN AGM) program

    A critical feature of any continuing medical education (CME) program is the inclusion of a needs assessment for its target audience. This assessment must identify both perceived and unperceived needs, so as to...

    Barry A. Cohen, Mark J. Courtney, Louise M. Moist and James Barton

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:30

    Published on: 24 June 2016

  7. Study protocol

    The WISHED Trial: implementation of an interactive health communication application for patients with chronic kidney disease

    Despite many advantages over facility-based therapies, less than 25 % of prevalent dialysis patients in Ontario are on a home therapy. Interactive health communication applications, web-based packages for pati...

    Andrea Harvey, Michael Walsh, Arsh K. Jain, Eric Bosch, Cathy Moreau, Jocelyn Garland and K. Scott Brimble

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:29

    Published on: 15 June 2016

  8. Original research article

    A retrospective review of the two-step tuberculin skin test in dialysis patients

    Reactivation of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is a health concern for patients on dialysis or receiving a kidney transplant, as these patients are often immunosuppressed. The most frequently ...

    Rukhsana Foster, Thomas W. Ferguson, Claudio Rigatto, Blake Lerner, Navdeep Tangri and Paul Komenda

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:28

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  9. Original research article

    Conventional hemodialysis is associated with greater bone loss than nocturnal hemodialysis: a retrospective observational study of a convenience cohort

    Compared with the general population, end-stage renal disease patients are at increased risk for bone loss and fractures. Nocturnal hemodialysis offers superior calcium-phosphate control and improved uremic cl...

    Bourne L. Auguste, Darren Yuen and Christopher T. Chan

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:27

    Published on: 1 June 2016

  10. Original research article

    Cognitive impairment and depression in a population of patients with chronic kidney disease in Colombia: a prevalence study

    Growth of the elderly population is linked to the increase of comorbid conditions such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), depression, and cognitive impairment (CI). Cognitive impairment can vary from minimal def...

    Carlos Edgardo Rodríguez-Angarita, Rafael Mauricio Sanabria-Arenas, Juan Diego Vargas–Jaramillo and Izcay Ronderos–Botero

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:26

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  11. Original research article

    Reduction in new-onset diabetes mellitus after renal transplant with erythropoietin-stimulating agents: a retrospective cohort study

    Studies have shown that erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) protect mice against the development of diabetes through direct effects on pancreatic ß cells. However, the effect of ESAs on the incidence of d...

    Tess Montada-Atin, Diana Choi, Minna Woo, Ravi Retnakaran, Michael Huang, G. V. Ramesh Prasad and Jeffrey S. Zaltzman

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:23

    Published on: 26 April 2016

  12. Original research article

    Regional citrate anticoagulation in hemodialysis: an observational study of safety, efficacy, and effect on calcium balance during routine care

    Regional citrate hemodialysis anticoagulation is used when heparin is contraindicated, but most protocols require large infusions of calcium and frequent intradialytic plasma ionized calcium measurements.

    Richard F. Singer, Oliver Williams, Chari Mercado, Bonny Chen, Girish Talaulikar, Giles Walters and Darren M. Roberts

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:22

    Published on: 20 April 2016

  13. Original research article

    Atypical antipsychotic medications and hyponatremia in older adults: a population-based cohort study

    A number of case reports have suggested a possible association between atypical antipsychotic medications and hyponatremia. Currently, there are no reliable estimates of hyponatremia risk from atypical antipsy...

    Sonja Gandhi, Eric McArthur, Jeffrey P. Reiss, Muhammad M. Mamdani, Daniel G. Hackam, Matthew A. Weir and Amit X. Garg

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:21

    Published on: 11 April 2016

  14. Original research article

    Validation of administrative database codes for acute kidney injury in kidney transplant recipients

    Validation studies of acute kidney injury (AKI) diagnostic codes performed in the general population have shown poor sensitivity, but the accuracy of such codes in the kidney transplant population remains unkn...

    Amber O. Molnar, Carl van Walraven, Eric McArthur, Dean Fergusson, Amit X. Garg and Greg Knoll

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:18

    Published on: 7 April 2016

  15. Study protocol

    Primary care physicians’ perceived barriers and facilitators to conservative care for older adults with chronic kidney disease: design of a mixed methods study

    Guideline committees have identified the need for research to inform the provision of conservative care for older adults with stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) who have a high burden of comorbidity or funct...

    Helen Tam-Tham, Brenda Hemmelgarn, David Campbell, Chandra Thomas, Robert Quinn, Karen Fruetel and Kathryn King-Shier

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:17

    Published on: 4 April 2016

  16. Original research article

    Reproducibility of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity in end-stage renal disease patients: methodological considerations

    In end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, increased arterial stiffness detected by carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) is associated with fatal cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. Since c...

    Rosendo A. Rodriguez, Valerie Cronin, Timothy Ramsay, Deborah Zimmerman, Marcel Ruzicka and Kevin D. Burns

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:20

    Published on: 1 April 2016

  17. Original research article

    The Canadian experience using the expanded criteria donor classification for allocating deceased donor kidneys for transplantation

    Although the outcomes of transplantation with expanded criteria donor (ECD) kidneys are inferior to non-ECD transplants in the USA, the impact of the ECD classification on Canadian kidney transplant recipients...

    Ann Young, Stephanie N. Dixon, Greg A. Knoll, Amit X. Garg, Charmaine E. Lok, Ngan N. Lam and S. Joseph Kim

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:15

    Published on: 24 March 2016

  18. Original research article

    Parental attitudes to genetic testing differ by ethnicity and immigration in childhood nephrotic syndrome: a cross-sectional study

    Studies in the USA report differences in opinion among parents of different ethnic groups toward genetic testing for their child; however, there are no studies that address this issue in the diverse ethnic and...

    Karlota Borges, Jovanka Vasilevska-Ristovska, Neesha Hussain-Shamsy, Viral Patel, Tonny Banh, Diane Hebert, Rachel J. Pearl, Seetha Radhakrishnan, Tino D. Piscione, Christoph P. B. Licht, Valerie Langlois, Leo Levin, Lisa Strug and Rulan S. Parekh

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:16

    Published on: 17 March 2016

  19. Review

    Optimizing administrative datasets to examine acute kidney injury in the era of big data: workgroup statement from the 15th ADQI Consensus Conference

    The purpose of this review is to report how administrative data have been used to study AKI, identify current limitations, and suggest how these data sources might be enhanced to address knowledge gaps in the ...

    Edward D. Siew, Rajit K. Basu, Hannah Wunsch, Andrew D. Shaw, Stuart L Goldstein, Claudio Ronco, John A. Kellum and Sean M. Bagshaw

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:12

    Published on: 26 February 2016

  20. Editorial

    Acute kidney injury in the era of big data: the 15th Consensus Conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI)

    The world is immersed in “big data”. Big data has brought about radical innovations in the methods used to capture, transfer, store and analyze the vast quantities of data generated every minute of every day. At ...

    Sean M. Bagshaw, Stuart L. Goldstein, Claudio Ronco and John A. Kellum

    Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2016 3:5

    Published on: 26 February 2016

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