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Carrollton staff wrap up 8 year dialysis study participation

May 26, 2016

dopps_logo_story.jpgFrom 2006 to 2014, the staff at the Renal Center of Carrollton filled out questionnaires, worksheets, and forms as a part of the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS).  The international study has tracked over 70,000 hemodialysis, PD, and CKD patients since 1996, including 30 at Carrollton.  Staff recently celebrated the culmination of 8 years of hard work.

By observing dialysis patients over time and correlating practices and outcomes in different medical settings around the world, the DOPPS helps researchers identify practices and other modifiable characteristics that improve patient lives.  The study collects patient-level data such as co-morbidities, hospitalizations, monthly labs, treatment, and medication data.  Data is collected via facility, medical director, and patient surveys. 

The Hills Administrative Assistant Robin Voelkel was there at the beginning.  "DOPPS was brought up at a Clinic Coordinator meeting 8 years ago that I attended as the regional Administrative Assistant.  There was discussion about what the expected data would be, how often it would need to be compiled, and Dr. Parker spoke about how the information we would be sharing was going to impact how patient care may change," said Voelkel.

Carrollton-June-2015_26_story.jpgCarrollton was selected to participate in the study and Voelkel was asked to be the Study Coordinator. 

"I set up the facility and entered baseline data. There were specific markers every month that needed recording, such as labs, infections, hospitalizations, nutritional support, psychosocial items, X-rays, adherence to dialysis orders, and annual patient questionnaires," said Voelkel.

Also helping facility the DOPPS data gathering were Area Coordinator Simon Chamakala and Administrative Assistant Diane Sypniewski. 

"I participated in the DOPPS Study for four years filling out forms and transferring them to the DOPPS database. Some of the data included vascular access, medication, and dietitian worksheets," said Sypniewski.

Carrollton wrapped up their data collection in April 2014 due to DOPPS moving their study focus to Eurpoe.

On the DOPPS web site, there is a Dialysis Practice Monitor with over 1,500 regularly updated charts, figures, and data tables.  The DOPPS Program also recently present 14 abstracts at the 53rd ERA-EDTA Congress in Vienna, Austria.

- Learn more about DOPPS and view the Practice Monitor to examine study results

The DOPPS is administered by Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a nonprofit in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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