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AcceSS and Equity in Transplantation (ASSET) New Zealand: Protocol for population-wide data linkage platform to investigate equity in access to kidney failure health services in New Zealand

ASSET investigators aim to create a comprehensive and enduring data-linkage platform to enable collaborative health services research in New Zealand. This protocol outlines the processes of establishing the ASSET linked data platform and provides some exemplar studies to initially investigate equity gaps in access to… Read More »AcceSS and Equity in Transplantation (ASSET) New Zealand: Protocol for population-wide data linkage platform to investigate equity in access to kidney failure health services in New Zealand

Perceived Versus Verified Cancer History and Missed Opportunities for Donation in an Australian Cohort of Potential Deceased Solid Organ Donors

We aimed to establish the accuracy of health information known at the time of donation decisions, by comparing the perceived cancer diagnoses in donor logs with verified diagnoses from linked health records. Secondly, we aimed to identify any missed donor opportunities (suitable donors who were… Read More »Perceived Versus Verified Cancer History and Missed Opportunities for Donation in an Australian Cohort of Potential Deceased Solid Organ Donors

Cancer transmissions and non-transmissions from solid organ transplantation in an Australian cohort of deceased and living organ donors

 We sought to identify cases of cancer transmission or non-transmission from transplantation in an Australian cohort of donors and recipients. We included NSW solid organ deceased donors 2000-2012 and living donors 2004-2012 in a retrospective cohort using linked data from the NSW Biovigilance Register (SAFEBOD).… Read More »Cancer transmissions and non-transmissions from solid organ transplantation in an Australian cohort of deceased and living organ donors

Characteristics and Donation Outcomes of Potential Organ Donors Perceived to be at Increased Risk for Blood Borne Virus Transmission

an Australian Cohort Study 2010-2018 With hepatitis C (HCV) curative therapy, more potential donors may now be suitable. We sought to describe potential deceased donors with increased BBV transmission risk. We conducted a cohort study of all potential organ donors referred in New South Wales,… Read More »Characteristics and Donation Outcomes of Potential Organ Donors Perceived to be at Increased Risk for Blood Borne Virus Transmission

New blood-borne virus infections among organ transplant recipients: An Australian data-linked cohort study examining donor transmissions and other HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B notifications (project: SAFEBOD)

We aimed to quantify post-transplant viral infections, specifically those transmitted by donors and those reactivating or arising new in recipients. Find full text here: New blood-borne virus infections among organ transplant recipients: An Australian data-linked cohort study examining donor transmissions and other HIV, hepatitis C… Read More »New blood-borne virus infections among organ transplant recipients: An Australian data-linked cohort study examining donor transmissions and other HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B notifications (project: SAFEBOD)

Safety and Biovigilance in Organ Donation (SAFEBOD): Protocol for a Population-Based Cohort Study

The Safety and Biovigilance in Organ Donation (SAFEBOD) study aims to improve estimates of infection and cancer transmission risk and explore how real-time data access could support decision-making. Find the full text here: Safety and Biovigilance in Organ Donation (SAFEBOD): Protocol for a Population-Based Cohort… Read More »Safety and Biovigilance in Organ Donation (SAFEBOD): Protocol for a Population-Based Cohort Study

CELESTIAL – Cause of death for living kidney donors and people with end stage kidney disease, in Australia and New Zealand; a data linkage study

The CELESTIAL study is a cohort study using data linkage to compare people with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) and living kidney donors versus the general population. The datasets of people with ESKD, living kidney donors in Australia and New Zealand, and the Australians and… Read More »CELESTIAL – Cause of death for living kidney donors and people with end stage kidney disease, in Australia and New Zealand; a data linkage study

Sydney Health Partners’ Renal Stream – NSW Has (Scientific) Talent 2020

On 4th August 2020, Sydney Health Partners’ Renal Stream presented NSW Has (Scientific) Talent – a competition which aimed to virtually showcase and support the ongoing nephrology clinical and basic science research occurring across New South Wales by Early Career Researchers. Of the many abstracts… Read More »Sydney Health Partners’ Renal Stream – NSW Has (Scientific) Talent 2020