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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Davis AE, Mehrotra S, Kilambi V
The effect of the Statewide Sharing variance on geographic disparity in kidney transplantation in the United States.
This study examined the effect of Statewide Sharing on geographic allocation disparity over time between donor service areas (DSAs) within Tennessee and Florida and compared them with geographic disparity between the DSAs within a state for all states with more than one DSA (California, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin). Findings suggested that changes which are untested run the risk of unintended consequences, and Statewide Sharing should be further studied and considered.
Citation: Davis AE, Mehrotra S, Kilambi V . The effect of the Statewide Sharing variance on geographic disparity in kidney transplantation in the United States. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2014 Aug 7;9(8):1449-60. doi: 10.2215/cjn.05350513.
Keywords: Chronic Conditions, Disparities, Kidney Disease and Health, Policy, Transplantation
Scialla JJ, Kao WH, Crainceanu C
Biomarkers of vascular calcification and mortality in patients with ESRD.
This study evaluated the association between selected calcification biomarkers and long-term mortality in a large prospective cohort of dialysis patients. It found that factors such as osteoprotegerin and fetuin-A may be risk factors for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients undergoing dialysis, but they do not improve risk prediction.
Citation: Scialla JJ, Kao WH, Crainceanu C . Biomarkers of vascular calcification and mortality in patients with ESRD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Apr;9(4):745-55. doi: 10.2215/CJN.05450513..
Keywords: Kidney Disease and Health, Mortality, Chronic Conditions