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Facility Variation and Predictors of Do Not Resuscitate Orders of Hemodialysis Patients in Canada: DOPPS.

Moorman D, Mallick R, Rhodes E, Bieber B, Nesrallah G, Davis J, Suri R, Perl J, Tanuseputro P, Pisoni R, Robinson B, Sood MM.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2019 Oct 4;6:2054358119879777. doi: 10.1177/2054358119879777. eCollection 2019.


Association Between the Publication of the Initiating Dialysis Early and Late Trial and the Timing of Dialysis Initiation in Canada.

Ferguson TW, Garg AX, Sood MM, Rigatto C, Chau E, Komenda P, Naimark D, Nesrallah GE, Soroka SD, Beaulieu M, Alam A, Kim SJ, Dixon S, Manns B, Tangri N.

JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jul 1;179(7):934-941. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0489.


Buttonhole versus Stepladder Cannulation for Home Hemodialysis: A Multicenter, Randomized, Pilot Trial.

Huang SS, MacRae J, Ross D, Imtiaz R, Hollingsworth B, Nesrallah GE, Copland MA, McFarlane PA, Chan CT, Zimmerman D.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Mar 7;14(3):403-410. doi: 10.2215/CJN.08310718. Epub 2019 Jan 18.


Technique Failure in a Multicenter Canadian Home Hemodialysis Cohort.

Pauly RP, Rosychuk RJ, Usman I, Reintjes F, Muneer M, Chan CT, Copland M, Lindsay R, MacRae J, Nesrallah G, Pierratos A, Zimmerman DL, Komenda P.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Feb;73(2):230-239. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.08.016. Epub 2018 Nov 2.


Comparing Five Comorbidity Indices to Predict Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

McArthur E, Bota SE, Sood MM, Nesrallah GE, Kim SJ, Garg AX, Dixon SN.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2018 Oct 15;5:2054358118805418. doi: 10.1177/2054358118805418. eCollection 2018.


Home Palliative Service Utilization and Care Trajectory Among Ontario Residents Dying on Chronic Dialysis.

Nesrallah GE, Dixon SN, MacKinnon M, Jassal SV, Bota SE, Dirk JS, Arthurs E, Blake PG, Sood MM, Garg AX, Davison SN.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2018 Jul 24;5:2054358118783761. doi: 10.1177/2054358118783761. eCollection 2018.


Fit for Dialysis: a qualitative exploration of the impact of a research-based film for the promotion of exercise in hemodialysis.

Kontos P, Grigorovich A, Colobong R, Miller KL, Nesrallah GE, Binns MA, Alibhai SMH, Parsons T, Jassal SV, Thomas A, Naglie G.

BMC Nephrol. 2018 Aug 6;19(1):195. doi: 10.1186/s12882-018-0984-4.


Attitudes and Opinions of Canadian Nephrologists Toward Continuous Quality Improvement Options.

Iskander C, McQuillan R, Nesrallah G, Rabbat C, Mendelssohn DC.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2017 Aug 25;4:2054358117725295. doi: 10.1177/2054358117725295. eCollection 2017.


Mortality and Hospitalizations in Intensive Dialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Mathew A, McLeggon JA, Mehta N, Leung S, Barta V, McGinn T, Nesrallah G.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2018 Jan 10;5:2054358117749531. doi: 10.1177/2054358117749531. eCollection 2018.


Quality of Care for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease in the Primary Care Setting: A Retrospective Cohort Study From Ontario, Canada.

Nash DM, Brimble S, Markle-Reid M, McArthur E, Tu K, Nesrallah GE, Grill A, Garg AX.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2017 May 23;4:2054358117703059. doi: 10.1177/2054358117703059. eCollection 2017.


Kidney Disease Among Registered Métis Citizens of Ontario: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

Hayward JS, McArthur E, Nash DM, Sontrop JM, Russell SJ, Khan S, Walker JD, Nesrallah GE, Sood MM, Garg AX.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2017 Apr 11;4:2054358117703071. doi: 10.1177/2054358117703071. eCollection 2017.


Quality indicators for the detection and management of chronic kidney disease in primary care in Canada derived from a modified Delphi panel approach.

Tu K, Bevan L, Hunter K, Rogers J, Young J, Nesrallah G.

CMAJ Open. 2017 Jan 25;5(1):E74-E81. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20160113. eCollection 2017 Jan-Mar.


Choosing Wisely: The Canadian Society of Nephrology's List of 5 Items Physicians and Patients Should Question.

Chan E, Hemmelgarn B, Klarenbach S, Manns B, Mustafa R, Nesrallah G, McQuillan R.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2017 Feb 28;4:2054358117695570. doi: 10.1177/2054358117695570. eCollection 2017.


Knowledge Translation Interventions to Improve the Timing of Dialysis Initiation: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Trial.

Chau EM, Manns BJ, Garg AX, Sood MM, Kim SJ, Naimark D, Nesrallah GE, Soroka SD, Beaulieu M, Dixon S, Alam A, Tangri N; Canadian Kidney Knowledge Translation and Generation Network (CANN-NET).

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2016 Sep 14;3:2054358116665257. doi: 10.1177/2054358116665257. eCollection 2016.


Minimally Important Differences in Patient or Proxy-Reported Outcome Studies Relevant to Children: A Systematic Review.

Ebrahim S, Vercammen K, Sivanand A, Guyatt GH, Carrasco-Labra A, Fernandes RM, Crawford MW, Nesrallah G, Johnston BC.

Pediatrics. 2017 Mar;139(3). pii: e20160833. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-0833. Epub 2017 Feb 14. Review.


Variation in Access to Kidney Transplantation Across Renal Programs in Ontario, Canada.

Naylor KL, Dixon SN, Garg AX, Kim SJ, Blake PG, Nesrallah GE, McCallum MK, D'Antonio C, Li AH, Knoll GA.

Am J Transplant. 2017 Jun;17(6):1585-1593. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14133. Epub 2017 Jan 9.


Comparative Effectiveness of Phosphate Binders in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis.

Sekercioglu N, Thabane L, Díaz Martínez JP, Nesrallah G, Longo CJ, Busse JW, Akhtar-Danesh N, Agarwal A, Al-Khalifah R, Iorio A, Guyatt GH.

PLoS One. 2016 Jun 8;11(6):e0156891. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156891. eCollection 2016. Review.


Opponent's comments.

Nesrallah G.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 Apr;31(4):529-30. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfw030a. No abstract available.


How to Use Quality Improvement Tools in Clinical Practice: A Primer for Nephrologists.

Chan CT, Chertow GM, Nesrallah G, Bell CM.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 May 6;11(5):891-2. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11521015. Epub 2016 Mar 25. No abstract available.


How to Sustain Change and Support Continuous Quality Improvement.

Silver SA, McQuillan R, Harel Z, Weizman AV, Thomas A, Nesrallah G, Bell CM, Chan CT, Chertow GM.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 May 6;11(5):916-24. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11501015. Epub 2016 Mar 25.


How to Begin a Quality Improvement Project.

Silver SA, Harel Z, McQuillan R, Weizman AV, Thomas A, Chertow GM, Nesrallah G, Bell CM, Chan CT.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 May 6;11(5):893-900. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11491015. Epub 2016 Mar 25.


How to Measure and Interpret Quality Improvement Data.

McQuillan RF, Silver SA, Harel Z, Weizman A, Thomas A, Bell C, Chertow GM, Chan CT, Nesrallah G.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 May 6;11(5):908-14. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11511015. Epub 2016 Mar 25.


How to Diagnose Solutions to a Quality of Care Problem.

Harel Z, Silver SA, McQuillan RF, Weizman AV, Thomas A, Chertow GM, Nesrallah G, Chan CT, Bell CM.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 May 6;11(5):901-7. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11481015. Epub 2016 Mar 25. Review.


Comparative effectiveness of home dialysis therapies: a matched cohort study.

Nesrallah GE, Li L, Suri RS.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2016 Mar 20;3:19. doi: 10.1186/s40697-016-0105-x. eCollection 2016.


Pro: Buttonhole cannulation of arteriovenous fistulae.

Nesrallah GE.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 Apr;31(4):520-3. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfw031. Epub 2016 Mar 17. Review.


The Risk of Major Hemorrhage with CKD.

Molnar AO, Bota SE, Garg AX, Harel Z, Lam N, McArthur E, Nesrallah G, Perl J, Sood MM.

J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Sep;27(9):2825-32. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2015050535. Epub 2016 Jan 28.


Effect of Lowering the Dialysate Temperature in Chronic Hemodialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Mustafa RA, Bdair F, Akl EA, Garg AX, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Salameh H, Kisra S, Nesrallah G, Al-Jaishi A, Patel P, Patel P, Mustafa AA, Schünemann HJ.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Mar 7;11(3):442-57. doi: 10.2215/CJN.04580415. Epub 2015 Dec 28. Review.


Minimally important difference estimates and methods: a protocol.

Johnston BC, Ebrahim S, Carrasco-Labra A, Furukawa TA, Patrick DL, Crawford MW, Hemmelgarn BR, Schunemann HJ, Guyatt GH, Nesrallah G.

BMJ Open. 2015 Oct 1;5(10):e007953. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007953. Review.


Long-Term Safety of Buttonhole Cannulation and Efficacy of Mupirocin Prophylaxis.

Agarwal A, Nesrallah G.

Contrib Nephrol. 2015;186:64-70. doi: 10.1159/000431162. Epub 2015 Aug 5. Review.


Benefits and harms of citrate locking solutions for hemodialysis catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Grudzinski A, Agarwal A, Bhatnagar N, Nesrallah G.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2015 Apr 2;2:13. doi: 10.1186/s40697-015-0040-2. eCollection 2015.


The care and keeping of vascular access for home hemodialysis patients.

Faratro R, Jeffries J, Nesrallah GE, MacRae JM.

Hemodial Int. 2015 Apr;19 Suppl 1:S80-92. doi: 10.1111/hdi.12242. Review.


The risk of hospitalization and modality failure with home dialysis.

Suri RS, Li L, Nesrallah GE.

Kidney Int. 2015 Aug;88(2):360-8. doi: 10.1038/ki.2015.68. Epub 2015 Mar 18.


Buttonhole versus rope-ladder cannulation of arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis: a systematic review.

Wong B, Muneer M, Wiebe N, Storie D, Shurraw S, Pannu N, Klarenbach S, Grudzinski A, Nesrallah G, Pauly RP.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Dec;64(6):918-36. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.06.018. Epub 2014 Aug 8. Review.


High-performance information search filters for CKD content in PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, and EMBASE.

Iansavichus AV, Hildebrand AM, Haynes RB, Wilczynski NL, Levin A, Hemmelgarn BR, Tu K, Nesrallah GE, Nash DM, Garg AX.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Jan;65(1):26-32. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.06.010. Epub 2014 Jul 22.


Do socioeconomic factors affect dialysis modality selection?

Nesrallah G, Manns B.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 May;9(5):837-9. doi: 10.2215/CJN.02750314. Epub 2014 Apr 24. No abstract available.


Canadian Society of Nephrology commentary on the 2012 KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the management of blood pressure in CKD.

Ruzicka M, Quinn RR, McFarlane P, Hemmelgarn B, Ramesh Prasad GV, Feber J, Nesrallah G, MacKinnon M, Tangri N, McCormick B, Tobe S, Blydt-Hansen TD, Hiremath S.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Jun;63(6):869-87. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.03.003. Epub 2014 Apr 12.


Using the knowledge-to-action framework to guide the timing of dialysis initiation.

Sood MM, Manns B, Nesrallah G; Canadian Kidney Knowledge Translation, Generation Network.

Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2014 May;23(3):321-7. doi: 10.1097/01.mnh.0000445746.85502.42. Review.


A charitable donation incentive did not increase physician survey response rates in a randomized trial.

Nesrallah G, Barnieh L, Manns B, Clase C, Mendelssohn D, Guyatt G.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Apr;67(4):482-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.11.005. No abstract available.


Identification of facilitators and barriers to home dialysis selection by canadian adults with ESRD.

Osterlund K, Mendelssohn D, Clase C, Guyatt G, Nesrallah G.

Semin Dial. 2014 Mar;27(2):160-72. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12183. Epub 2014 Feb 17.


Canadian Society of Nephrology 2014 clinical practice guideline for timing the initiation of chronic dialysis.

Nesrallah GE, Mustafa RA, Clark WF, Bass A, Barnieh L, Hemmelgarn BR, Klarenbach S, Quinn RR, Hiremath S, Ravani P, Sood MM, Moist LM; Canadian Society of Nephrology.

CMAJ. 2014 Feb 4;186(2):112-7. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.130363. No abstract available.


Programmatic variation in home hemodialysis in Canada: results from a nationwide survey of practice patterns.

Pauly RP, Komenda P, Chan CT, Copland M, Gangji A, Hirsch D, Lindsay R, MacKinnon M, MacRae JM, McFarlane P, Nesrallah G, Pierratos A, Plaisance M, Reintjes F, Rioux JP, Shik J, Steele A, Stryker R, Wu G, Zimmerman DL.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2014 Jun 10;1:11. doi: 10.1186/2054-3581-1-11. eCollection 2014.


The Canadian Society of Nephrology methods in developing and adapting clinical practice guidelines: a review.

Mustafa RA, Levin A, Akbari A, Foster BJ, Zimmerman D, Nesrallah GE, Knoll GA, Rioux JP, Barton J, Ruzicka M, Muirhead N, Moist L, Pannu N, McFarlane P, Klarenbach S, Samuel S, Clark WF, Hemmelgarn BR.

Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2014 May 12;1:5. doi: 10.1186/2054-3581-1-5. eCollection 2014. Review.


Should buttonhole cannulation be discontinued?

Moist LM, Nesrallah GE.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Jan;9(1):3-5. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11781113. Epub 2013 Dec 26. No abstract available.


In reply to 'Dialysate calcium concentration and mineral metabolism in long and long-frequent hemodialysis'.

Zimmerman DL, Nesrallah GE, Lindsay RM.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Nov;62(5):1019-20. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.08.013. No abstract available.


The authors reply.

Suri RS, Nesrallah GE.

Kidney Int. 2013 Aug;84(2):409-10. doi: 10.1038/ki.2013.161. No abstract available.


A systematic review of buttonhole cannulation practices and outcomes.

Grudzinski A, Mendelssohn D, Pierratos A, Nesrallah G.

Semin Dial. 2013 Jul-Aug;26(4):465-75. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12116. Review.


Reflections on education interventions and optimal dialysis starts.

Nesrallah GE, Mendelssohn DC.

Perit Dial Int. 2013 Jul-Aug;33(4):358-61. doi: 10.3747/pdi.2013.00077. No abstract available.


Vascular access for intensive maintenance hemodialysis: a systematic review for a Canadian Society of Nephrology clinical practice guideline.

Mustafa RA, Zimmerman D, Rioux JP, Suri RS, Gangji A, Steele A, MacRae J, Pauly RP, Perkins DN, Chan CT, Copland M, Komenda P, McFarlane PA, Lindsay R, Pierratos A, Nesrallah GE.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Jul;62(1):112-31. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.03.028. Review.


The GRADE approach is reproducible in assessing the quality of evidence of quantitative evidence syntheses.

Mustafa RA, Santesso N, Brozek J, Akl EA, Walter SD, Norman G, Kulasegaram M, Christensen R, Guyatt GH, Falck-Ytter Y, Chang S, Murad MH, Vist GE, Lasserson T, Gartlehner G, Shukla V, Sun X, Whittington C, Post PN, Lang E, Thaler K, Kunnamo I, Alenius H, Meerpohl JJ, Alba AC, Nevis IF, Gentles S, Ethier MC, Carrasco-Labra A, Khatib R, Nesrallah G, Kroft J, Selk A, Brignardello-Petersen R, Schünemann HJ.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;66(7):736-42; quiz 742.e1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.02.004. Epub 2013 Apr 23.


Dialysate calcium concentration and mineral metabolism in long and long-frequent hemodialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis for a Canadian Society of Nephrology clinical practice guideline.

Zimmerman DL, Nesrallah GE, Chan CT, Copland M, Komenda P, McFarlane PA, Gangji A, Lindsay R, MacRae J, Pauly RP, Perkins DN, Pierratos A, Rioux JP, Steele A, Suri RS, Mustafa RA.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Jul;62(1):97-111. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.02.357. Epub 2013 Apr 13. Review.


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