Applying Hypertension Clinical Trials to Real World Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease
This study, a collaboration between investigators at the Veterans Health Administration and Kaiser Permanente, will apply novel causal inference methods and heterogeneous treatment effect models to extend evidence from clinical trials of intensive versus standard blood pressure targets to adults with chronic kidney disease.
Funding source: NIH/NIDDK
Developing Tools for Dialysis Decision Support
This project will estimate the comparative effectiveness of dialysis versus medical management of kidney failure in older adults and develop new tools to support informed decision-making.
Funding Source: VA Merit Award
CKD Pragmatic Trials
Video KD - Improving Medical Decision Making for Older Patients with End Stage Kidney Disease
This multi-center trial will assess the effectiveness of a video decision aid in advanced chronic kidney disease.
Funding Source: NIH/NIA
Patient Centered Outcomes
Kidney Care for Older Adults
We have a longstanding interest in evaluating the effects of kidney disease and hypertension treatment on brain structure and cognitive function, functional status, independence, and end-of-life outcomes. Our collaborators for these studies have included the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC), the Systolic PRessure Internvention Trial (SPRINT), the USRDS, and the Pathways Project.
Funding source: NIDDK & NIA