The Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study

Advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the transition of patients to end-stage renal disease both pose high clinical risks and carry substantial health care related costs. Reliable evidence is needed about the impact of treatment options on patient survival, quality of life, delay/avoidance of dialysis, and cost analysis related to treatment.

The Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps) studies CKD treatment variation and aims to identify practices associated with the best outcomes for patients with advanced CKD. The project establishes a research platform to gather and analyze data on patients with advanced CKD and yield insightful, actionable findings relevant to patients, clinicians, policy makers, and other stakeholders regarding best treatment practices.

The CKDopps team is a collaborative research relationship among experts in Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, and the US, that uses its international scope to facilitate comparisons of nephrology practices in different countries. The overall goal is to develop an evidence base for the effective treatment of advanced CKD, thereby improving care and outcomes for future patients.

Committees

The CKDopps Steering Committee provides oversight for the study and guidance on international CKDopps research and publications. Members of this Steering Committee represent local CKDopps implementations in each participating country, as well as Arbor Research scientific leadership. Country Investigators provide region-specific guidance for CKDopps researchers and data collectors. Country Investigators assist with local study adaptation, facility recruitment, localization of study questionnaires, offer insight into clinical or logistical issues pertaining to their respective countries.

Brazil

Antonio Lopes, MD, MPH, PhD

Roberto Pecoits-Filho, MD  

 

France

Christian Combe, MD

Christian Jacquelinet, MD

Benedicte Stengel, MD, PhD  

Ziad Massy, MD, PhD

 

Germany

Johannes Duttlinger, MD

Helmut Reichel, MD

Gerhard Lonnemann, MD

Danilo Fliser, MD

 

Japan

Kunihiro Yamagata, MD

Takashi Wada, MD

Bruce Robinson, MD, MSCE

Friedrich K. Port, MD, MS

Ron Pisoni, PhD, MS

Christian Combe, MD

Antonio Lopes, MD, MPH, PhD

Ziad Massy, MD, PhD

Roberto Pecoits-Filho, MD

Helmut Reichel, MD

Benedicte Stengel, MD, PhD

Danilo Fliser, MD

Kunihiro Yamagata, MD

Takashi Wada, MD

Recent Publications

Mariani L, Stengel B, Combe C, Massy ZA, Reichel H, Fliser D, Pecoits-Filho R, Lopes AA, Yamagata K, Wada T, Wong MMY, Speyer E, Port FK, Pisoni RL, Robinson BM. The Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps): Rationale and methods. Am J Kidney Dis;68(3):402-413.

The DOPPS Program has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers. To search publications on dialysis outcomes and practice patterns, please click here.