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Integrating Risk-based Care for Patients With CKD

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its end stage of kidney failure are major public health problems in Canada and worldwide. In the primary care setting, accurate prediction of the risk of kidney failure in patients with CKD can improve patient provider communication, assist in appropriate nephrology referral, improve dialysis treatment planning, and identify patients who are most likely to benefit from intervention. To aid in accurately predicting the risk of kidney failure requiring dialysis in patients with CKD, the primary investigator has developed and validated the kidney failure risk equation (KFRE), which is increasingly used in nephrology practices across Canada and the United States. In this current study, a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) will be done in collaboration with the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN). Primary care clinics that can integrate the KFRE into their electronic medical records will be randomized to receive the intervention (patients and providers receive individualized information explaining kidney failure risk, as well as risk-based criteria for referral, alongside usual care) versus usual care alone (no information on personalized risk and no risk-based referral). In both groups, the investigators will assess management of patients at high risk of kidney failure (patient), timing of referral for patients at high risk of kidney failure (health system), cost of CKD care (health system), CKD-specific health literacy (patient), trust in physician care (patient), and satisfaction with risk prediction tools (provider). The objective of this research study is to develop, implement, and evaluate tools to guide the care of patients with CKD in the community, including appropriate referral using a risk-based approach. Specifically, this study will address the question: "Does providing patients (and their physicians) with information about their risk of kidney failure improve quality of care, health literacy, and trust in the care they are receiving?"

Start: August 2018
Study of the Influence of Liver Function on Blood Concentrations of Runcaciguat in Participants With Different Degrees of Liver Impairment

Researchers are looking for a better way to treat people with chronic kidney diseases. Before a treatment can be approved for patients to take, researchers do clinical studies to better understand its safety and what happens to the drug in the body. In this study researchers will investigate how the liver function influences blood concentrations of runcaciguat in participants with different degrees of liver impairment compared to participants with normal liver function. The participants will all take one tablet with 15 mg runcaciguat by mouth. Prior to inclusion into the study, all participants will have a screening examination within 21 to 2 days prior to dosing to check eligibility for study participation. During the study, all of the participants will stay at the study site for up to 8 days (from Day -1 to Day 7), whereby Day 6 and 7 might also be performed in an ambulatory setting. Blood and urine samples will be collected. The physician will check the participants' heart health using an electrocardiogram (ECG) and by measuring blood pressure and heart rate. The participants will answer questions about their wellbeing and taken medications. The participants will have a follow-up examination 7 to 11 days after dosing to follow-up their health. Each participant will be in the study for approximately 5 weeks. The entire study will last about 9 months.

Start: April 2021