The Renal Association have published a new Clinical Practice Guideline on Pregnancy and Renal Disease, written by members of the RaDaR Rare Disease Group.
On Monday 2nd September 2019 a joint patient and clinician event was held at in London to discuss current and future research around the RaDaR rare disease registry, as well as ways to boost patient engagement in research.
The agenda, a report from the day and pdfs of the presentations can be found below.
Current status of RaDaR – Melanie Dillon, RaDaR Operations Officer
Ethics and re-consent – Dr Kate Bramham, Rare Diseases Committee Deputy
ADPKD – Dr Regada El-Damanawi, Research Fellow
NephroS/NURTuRE – Prof Moin Saleem, Paediatric Nephrologist, Bristol
PREDICT – Dr Kate Bramham Rare Diseases Committee Deputy Chair
ERKNet – Tess Harris, PKD Charity
NIHR BioResource – Dr Kathy Stirrups, Head of Sample Management
NCARDRS – Mary Bythell, Head of Rare Disease Registration
NHS Digital – Jackie Shears, Associate Director, Data Acquisitions
Patient Council and information resources – Fiona Loud, Kidney Care Policy Director
Kidney Research UK support – Pete Storey, KRUK Rare Disease Programme Lead
COordiNated Care Of Rare Diseases (CONCORD) is a research study which aims to investigate how services are currently coordinated for rare conditions and how they should be coordinated in the future.
The study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research and is being led by researchers at University College London, in collaboration with Genetic Alliance UK and others. They are currently looking for patients, carers and healthcare professionals to share their priorities and views about the coordination of care for rare conditions, via an online survey. The survey will take around 30 minutes to complete. The findings will be used to make recommendations with the aim of influencing policy.
The survey can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/concord-survey
Further information about the study can be found at:
The draft of the Renal Association’s Clinical Practice Guideline on Pregnancy and Renal Disease is now available for review.
Please send any comments in the body of an email or as a text document, referring to the guideline/page/line in question (not as tracked changes) to Melanie.Dillon@renalregistry.nhs.uk by Friday 28th June.
We are pleased to announce that RaDaR is now open to a new condition – BK Nephropathy.
No new approvals are needed to start recruiting these patients.
Detailed instructions on the inclusion criteria and data entry are available to download from https://tinyurl.com/BK-Neph-data or on request from Melanie.Dillon@renalregistry.nhs.uk
There are trials for adult patients with primary hyperoxaluria types 1, 2 & 3 and enteric hyperoxaluria, which are all recruiting or about to start. Here are the key inclusion criteria:
•Adult patient with PH1: eGFR>45 and 24h U Oxalate >700 umol/24h
•Adult patient with PH1 or 2: eGFR>30 and 24h U Oxalate >600 umol/24h
•Adult patient with PH1,2 or 3: eGFR between 15 and 90 and relatively high urine oxalate (likely to give plasma oxalate>10 umol/l but it is not necessary to measure this)
•Adult with enteric hyperoxaluria: eGFR>30 and 24h U Oxalate >550 umol/24h
These are with investigational products from Alnylam, Dicerna, Oxthera and Allena respectively.
Enquiries will be directed to the units conducting these trials. We are also happy to see patients as a one-off or on-going or just discuss details of these trials with patients or clinicians. If you are a patient or relative of someone with one of these conditions, please ask your doctor about these trials, or contact Melanie.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fabry Rare Disease Group have developed a Diagnosis Algorithm to help with the identification of new patients.