The DOPPS Program collects observational longitudinal data from around the world
clinical practices with the most benefit for patients.
The DOPPS is a study of hemodialysis practices begun in 1996 and now in over twenty countries.
In collaboration with the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, PDOPPS studies areas of greatest practice uncertainty in peritoneal dialysis.
Hepatitis C virus infection is common among hemodialysis patients worldwide. Although guidelines recommend treatment of all patients infected with hepatitis C, in practice hepatitis C is rarely treated in hemodialysis patients. In a recent paper, investigators evaluated the burden of hepatitis C infection among hemodialysis patients. Read more...
While high pre-dialysis serum potassium is recognized as a risk factor for sudden death and all-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients, the results of studies examining the effects of dialysate potassium have been mixed. In a new paper, researchers reexamined the risks of different dialysate potassium prescriptions. Read more...
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an increasing international problem, and minimizing the complications associated with advanced CKD and improving the transition to dialysis and transplantation represents a challenge. The CKD Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps) is a new international prospective cohort study designed to meet this challenge by describing and evaluating variation in nephrologist-led CKD practices. Read more...
Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life (HR-QOL) have consistently demonstrated much lower quality of life among hemodialysis patients compared to the general population and to those with other chronic medical conditions. In a study published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, investigators hypothesized that a decline in HR-QOL would be associated with increased risk of death. Read more...
The DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM) tracks data on hemodialysis practices in the United States, Canada, and Germany. Visit the DPM.
We welcome proposals from outside investigators. Learn more about research collaboration and ancillary studies.
DOPPS Practice Monitor
DOPPS Annual Report
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