Research and News

Presentations at ERA-EDTA
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health will present 10 abstracts at the 55th European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 24-27, 2018, as well as a symposium from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) Program. Read more... 

New project will study peritonitis infection in peritoneal dialysis patients
A research team led by Arbor Research Collaborative for Health and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto was recently awarded a five-year contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study peritonitis infection in peritoneal dialysis patients. Read more... 

Arbor Research Collaborative for Health celebrates groundbreaking for new office
“We are thrilled to celebrate this important milestone in the history of our organization,” said Robert M. Merion, president and CEO of Arbor Research. Read more... 

Neurodevelopment in young children with biliary atresia
Infancy and early childhood is a time of critical neurodevelopment. It is also an important time for monitoring that development, particularly in children with chronic illnesses. Using data from the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN), researchers assessed neurodevelopment among children with biliary atresia and evaluated variables that could predict impaired neurodevelopment. Read more... 

Describing patients seeking care for lower urinary tract symptoms
The term “lower urinary tract symptoms” (LUTS) includes a wide range of symptoms. Much is still unknown about the effects of LUTS, and treatments often fall short of fully addressing the problem. The Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) was established to better understand and describe patients’ experiences with LUTS. In a paper in the Journal of Urology, LURN researchers describe the baseline symptoms of the LURN study cohort. Read more... 

Long-term kidney transplant failure rates worse in United States compared to other countries
The best option for people with end-stage kidney disease is to receive a kidney transplant, and yet failure of the transplanted kidney in the long term remains an important limitation. Are there differences across countries in the rates of kidney transplant failure? Researchers sought to answer this question, with the ultimate goal of learning from these differences to decrease long-term kidney transplant failure. Read more...