The Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps) is seeking nephrology clinics in the United States to join our study of variations in advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment practices and associations with best outcomes for patients.
The CKDopps is a collaborative study, in five countries to-date, that serves as a platform for researchers to identify ways to improve outcomes (including the transition to dialysis or transplantation, mortality, hospitalizations, and patient-reported outcomes) for patients with advanced CKD.
While other CKD studies often focus on participation of academic centers, we want to understand “real-world” practice making it vitally important we include clinics from diverse settings across the country. By joining CKDopps, you will be a valuable contributor to a study that we anticipate will meaningfully improve outcomes of greatest importance to patients with advanced CKD.
Data submitted to the CKDopps are already collected by clinics as part of routine clinical care, minimizing the effort required by staff.
Benefits of study participation include:
The CKDopps is already collecting data from a randomly selected group of nephrology clinics in the US, and is now expanding this sample with the addition of volunteer clinics. Participating clinics will target enrollment of up to 80 adult patients with CKD Stage 3b-5 over 18 months, with follow-up for three years.
Contact Chris Kippola at the CKDopps Coordinating Center at 1.800.367.7760 or CKDopps@ArborResearch.org.
We will begin enrolling selected clinics in January 2017.
"The CKD Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (CKDopps): Rationale and Methods" was recently published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease. Click here for information about this paper.
The DOPPS has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers. To search publications on dialysis outcomes and practice patterns, please click here.