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Study Protocol - Accurate assessment of kidney function in Indigenous Australians: aims and methods of the eGFR Study

  • Louise J Maple-Brown1, 2Email author,
  • Paul D Lawton2,
  • Jaquelyne T Hughes1,
  • Suresh K Sharma1,
  • Graham RD Jones3,
  • Andrew G Ellis4,
  • Wendy Hoy5,
  • Alan Cass6,
  • Richard J MacIsaac7,
  • Ashim K Sinha8,
  • Mark AB Thomas9,
  • Leonard S Piers10,
  • Leigh C Ward11,
  • Katrina Drabsch1,
  • Sianna Panagiotopoulos7,
  • Robyn McDermott12,
  • Kevin Warr9,
  • Sajiv Cherian13,
  • Alex Brown14,
  • George Jerums7 and
  • Kerin O'Dea12
BMC Public Health201010:80

Received: 14 January 2010

Accepted: 19 February 2010

Published: 19 February 2010

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14 Jan 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
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3 Feb 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Feb 2010 Editorially accepted
19 Feb 2010 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-10-80

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Authors’ Affiliations

Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
Division of Medicine, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Australia
Chemical Pathology, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Department of Medicine, Austin and Northern Health, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Australia
Centre for Chronic Disease, The University of Queensland, Australia
The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Department of Endocrinology, Endocrine Centre Austin Health & University of Melbourne, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg West, Australia
Endocrine and Diabetes Unit, Cairns Base Hospital, Queensland, Australia
Department of Nephrology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
Centre for Health and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
Sansom Institute for Health Research, UniSA, Adelaide, Australia
Department of Renal Medicine, Alice Springs Hospital, Alice Springs, Australia
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Alice Springs, Australia