Research Output per year
My research concentrates on the epidemiology and treatment of kidney disease – acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease.
Much of my research over the years has involved registries, indeed this was why I chose to undertake my renal training in Bristol, home of the UK Renal Registry. I have been very fortunate to be medical director of UKRR from October 2013 - January 2019 and continue to work closely with colleagues there on ongoing projects, most notably:
- Why do children with severe chronic kidney disease present late to specialist services? A mixed-methods observational study. (A doctoral research fellowship funded by NIHR for Dr Lucy Plumb.)
- The European Quality Study (EQUAL), an international prospective cohort study looking at the optimal time to start dialysis in people over 65 years of age (www.equal-study.org). (Funded by the ERA-EDTA.)
- Erythropoietin therapy for treating anaemia among haemodialysis patients: associations with survival and comparison of treatment strategies. (A post-doctoral fellowship funded by the MRC for Dr Kate Birnie.)
- The Prepare for Kidney Care Study – a randomised controlled trial comparing preparation for responsive management with preparation for renal dialysis in multi-morbid, frail older people with end-stage kidney disease (www.bristol.ac.uk/population-health-sciences/projects/prepare-kc-trial/). (Funded by the NIHR HTA Programme.)
- The High-volume Haemodiafiltration vs High-flux Haemodialysis Registry Trial (H4RT) – a randomised controlled trial using the UKRR and linkage to other healthcare databases to provide efficient follow up (see www.bristol.ac.uk/population-health-sciences/projects/h4rt-trial/). (Funded by the NIHR HTA Programme.)
The UK Renal Registry collects data on all patients in the UK with end-stage kidney disease (on dialysis or with a kidney transplant) and follows them automatically through electronic data capture. In recent years its remit has been broadened to cover:
- Acute kidney injury occurring in primary or secondary care
- Pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease managed in secondary care
- Dialysis for acute kidney injury
- Patient-reported outcomes.
For more information about the work of the Registry, please visit www.renalreg.org.
Associate Editor, African Journal of Nephrology1 Jun 2020 → …
Treasurer, International Society of Nephrology1 May 2020 → …
Executive Committee, International Society of Nephrology1 Apr 2019 → …
Medical Director, UK Renal Registry1 Oct 2013 → 31 Jan 2019
Consultant Nephrologist, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol1 Sep 2005 → …
Alendronate use and bone mineral density gains in women with moderate-severe (stages 3B-5) chronic kidney disease: an open cohort multivariable and propensity score analysis from Funen, DenmarkAli, M. S., Ernst, M., Robinson, D. E., Caskey, F., Arden, N. K., Ben-Shlomo, Y., Nybo, M., Rubin, K. H., Judge, A., Cooper, C., Javaid, M. K., Hermann, A. P. & Prieto-Alhambra, D., 1 Jun 2020, In : Archives of Osteoporosis. 15, 1, 12 p., 81 (2020) .
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal)
Capturing and monitoring global differences in untreated and treated end-stage kidney disease, kidney replacement therapy modality, and outcomesPecoits-Filho, R., Okpechi, I. G., Donner, J. A., Harris, D. C. H., Aljubori, H. M., Bello, A. K., Bellorin-Font, E., Caskey, F. J., Collins, A., Cueto-Manzano, A. M., Feehally, J., Goh, B. L., Jager, K. J., Nangaku, M., Rahman, M., Sahay, M., Saleh, A., Sola, L., Turan Kazancioglu, R., Walker, R. C. & 5 others, , 1 Mar 2020, In : Kidney International Supplements. 10, 1, p. e3-e9 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article (Academic Journal)
Understanding generalisability, and issues of recruitment in cohort studies: the example of advanced CKD in the elderlyAuthor: Rao, A., 25 Jun 2019
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)