Research and News

New article provides a global overview of end stage kidney disease
In a recent article in The Lancet, investigators present international cohort study data to highlight differences in hemodialysis practice that influence survival and the experiences of patients who rely on this therapy. Read more... 

The DOPPS Program at 53rd ERA-EDTA Congress
The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) Program will present 14 abstracts at the 53rd European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Congress in Vienna, Austria, May 21-24, 2016. Read more... 

Presentations at the 2016 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
Arbor Research will present 4 abstracts at the 2016 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Boston, MA, June 26-28, 2016. Click to view presentation details

The Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN)
The Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) is an interdisciplinary consortium-based cooperative research network that aims to change the way we study and treat patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. In a newly published paper in the Journal of Urology, the LURN study team presents an overview of the network’s goals. Read more... 

Anemia Management in the China Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
As more and more patients with end-stage renal disease in China are able to access hemodialysis, it is important to study the management of accompanying anemia. Researchers examined China Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) data and found that a substantial proportion of hemodialysis patients in the China DOPPS do not meet hemoglobin (Hgb) targets. Read more... 

NephCure Kidney Network Pledges to Facilitate Patients’ Access to Their EHR Data
Joe Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), has announced an initiative to enable individuals to access data in their electronic health records (EHRs) and share it for research that could improve care for their conditions. The NephCure Kidney Network (NKN), a project of Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, in partnership with the NephCure Kidney International, is one of the Patient-Powered Research Networks pledging to help patients access their data. Read more...