Recommendations for research

The guideline committee has made the following recommendations for research.

Key recommendations for research

1 Cardiac assessment

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of cardiac assessment before transplantation?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on cardiac assessment see rationale and impact.

2 Timing of pre-emptive transplant

What is the most clinical and cost-effective strategy for timing of pre-emptive transplantation?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on timing of pre-emptive transplant see rationale and impact.

3 Acute haemodialysis versus acute peritoneal dialysis

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of initial haemodialysis versus initial peritoneal dialysis for people who start dialysis in an unplanned way?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on acute haemodialysis versus acute peritoneal dialysis see rationale and impact.

4 Frequency of review

What is the most clinical and cost-effective frequency of review for people on peritoneal dialysis, haemodiafiltration, haemodialysis or conservative management?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on frequency of review see rationale and impact.

5 Coordinating care

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of having keyworkers present in the context of renal replacement therapy (RRT)?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on coordinating care see rationale and impact.

Other recommendations for research

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of strategies for switching RRT modality?

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using decision aids in the context of RRT?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on decision aids see rationale.

What is the optimum timing of laparoscopic and percutaneous peritoneal dialysis access creation?

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of conservative management versus dialysis in frail, older people?

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of home haemodiafiltration versus home haemodialysis, taking into account the impact of frequency?

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of haemodialysis/haemodiafiltration before peritoneal dialysis versus peritoneal dialysis before haemodialysis/haemodiafiltration?

What is the optimum timing of listing for transplantation?

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)