Kidney diseases

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Nephritis
Nephropathy
Renal diseases


Report

Cultural bias Indigenous kidney care and kidney transplantation report

This report is a scoping review that aims to inform the design of future initiatives that address cultural bias in health services and improve service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with kidney disease.
Report

Summary of kidney health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This review aims to provide an overview of the impact of kidney disease, specifically chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Report

Profiles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with kidney disease

This report presents a demographic and health profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with kidney disease. The aim of this report is inform future policy development and service planning relating to kidney health among Indigenous people.
Journal article

Risk factors for renal disease and diabetes in remote Australia – findings from the Western Desert Kidney Health Project

This article presents the findings for the Western Desert Kidney Health Project, determining the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), kidney disease and associated risk factors in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in remote Western Australia.
Briefing paper

Addressing racism to improve healthcare outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a case study in kidney care

Action is urgently needed to address the immense health disparities in kidney disease outcomes suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who have at least six times the age-standardised incidence of end-stage kidney disease requiring treatment as non-Indigenous Australians.
Briefing paper

Improving access to housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renal patients with complex care needs

This paper recommends that the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments should consider an integrated care package that addresses the broader care needs of renal patients, including housing needs, in partnership with patients, families, Aboriginal health and housing organisations, Aboriginal medical services and other stakeholders.
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Indicators of socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease

Australians as a whole enjoy good health, but the benefits are not shared equally by all. People who are socioeconomically disadvantaged have, on average, greater levels of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). This report uses latest available data to measure socioeconomic...
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Chronic kidney disease prevalence among Australian adults over time

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common, costly and often detected too late to be reversible. This report compares the most reliable national estimates of the prevalence of CKD to date from two national surveys.
Data portal

Geographical variation in chronic kidney disease

A set of interactive maps that present data on chronic kidney disease, covering prevalence, treatment and deaths.
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Indigenous patient voices: Gathering perspectives - finding solutions for chronic and end stage kidney disease, 2017 symposium report

This report documents the discussions of the inaugural “Indigenous patient voices: Gathering perspectives finding solutions for chronic and end-stage kidney disease symposium.”
Journal article

Urolithiasis – ten things every general practitioner should know

Upper urinary tract stones are a common problem in Australia. This article presents guidelines regarding urolithiasis, from diagnosis, through to conservative and operative management, and prevention, as a reference for GPs and other primary care physicians.
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Diabetes and chronic kidney disease as risks for other diseases: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011

Summary Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) can act as risk factors for other diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke and dementia. The Australian Burden of Disease Study (ABDS) 2011 only reported on the direct burden of diseases. To...
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Incidence of end-stage kidney disease in Australia 1997–2013

Summary: End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is the most severe form of chronic kidney disease, where kidney function deteriorates to the extent that kidney replacement therapy (KRT) in the form of dialysis or kidney transplantation is required to survive. This report estimates the total number of...
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Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: Australian facts: prevalence and incidence

Provides a comprehensive summary of the latest available data on the prevalence and incidence in the Australian population of these three chronic vascular diseases, acting alone or together. It examines age and sex characteristics and variations across population groups, by geographical location, and by socioeconomic...
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Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: Australian facts - mortality

Summary: This report is the first in a series by the National Centre for Monitoring Vascular Diseases at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It describes deaths in the Australian population that result from 3 chronic diseases, acting alone or together: cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
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Economic impact of end-stage kidney disease in Australia

Approximately one in seven (almost two million) Australian adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), where death is inevitable unless dialysis or a kidney transplant is performed. Sadly, people with CKD have a poor quality of life and an elevated risk...
Thesis

Family-Centred Healing At Home: A Samoan Epistemology of Samoan Families' Experiences of Home Dialysis and Home Detention in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Home dialysis and home detention are home-based public services increasingly used in Samoan households living in Aotearoa/New Zealand. They are cheaper than institutionally-provided hospital and correctional services and save the government millions of dollars. This thesis considers the role of housing in Samoan families living...