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        Adeera Levin, MD, FRCPC (Work Group Co-Chair), is Professor of Medicine, Division Head of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia, and Consultant Nephrologist at Providence Health Care/St Paul’s Hospital, in Vancouver Canada.
        Dr Levin is the Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency, which oversees the care, planning, and budgets for kidney services in the province of British Columbia. In this capacity, she has leveraged her epidemiological training, clinical knowledge, and health outcomes research to develop an evidence-based transparent system which enhances the care of patients across the continuum of care (from identification of CKD to dialysis, transplant, and death).
        She is active in international activities across the spectrum of kidney activities including her appointment as Secretary General of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), founding executive committee member of KDIGO, and as co-Chair of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian group (DICG). Dr Levin has a long-standing clinical and research interest in CKD and CVD, and is Founding Director of the Kidney Function Clinic at St Paul’s Hospital.
        As an active researcher and mentor, she is involved in a national curriculum development for clinician scientists interested in kidney disease (KRESCENT), and mentors students, residents, and nephrology fellows in Vancouver as well. She has over 210 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, and is co-editor of a textbook Chronic Kidney Disease: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Management. Her major research areas of interest include non-traditional risk factors for CVD in CKD patients, with particular focus on anemia, phosphate and vitamin D, and progression of CKD variability.
        Advisor/Consultant: Merck; Otsuka
        Grant/Research Support: Abbott; Amgen; Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Genzyme, Kidney Foundation of Canada; Merck; Ortho
        Paul E Stevens, MB, FRCP (Work Group Co-Chair), is Consultant Nephrologist and Associate Medical Director, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Kent and Canterbury Hospital in the UK. He is a member of the Department of Health's Renal Advisory Group and Renal Pathology Group and immediate past-President of the British Renal Society. Dr Stevens established the Kent Kidney Care Centre, one of the largest general hospital renal units in the UK and served as a clinical advisor on NICE publications Anaemia Management in People with Chronic Kidney Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease: National Clinical Guideline for Early Identification and Management in Adults in Primary and Secondary Care. He is also Chair of NICE Quality Standards in Chronic Kidney Disease.
        His main interests include the epidemiology of CKD and AKI, prospective evaluation of a new method of assessing adequacy in peritoneal dialysis, evaluation of anemia in unreferred patients with CKD and in patients with diabetes, collaborative research with the elderly CKD care team, and the development of information technology-based solutions in the referral and follow-up of patients with kidney disease. Over the last several years, his program has also developed a clinical decision support system to aid management of CKD in primary care and this system is currently running live in a population of over 300,000 primary care patients. Dr Stevens has authored over 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and has given over 100 presentations and 65 guest lectures in national and international society meetings.
        Dr Stevens reported no relevant financial relationships
        Rudy W Bilous, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Physician at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. He studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital and completed his clinical training at various hospitals in London. He was an National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fellow at the Unit for Metabolic Medicine at Guy’s from 1980-1982 working for Professor Harry Keen and with Drs John Pickup and Giancarlo Viberti examining the effects of metabolic control on microvascular complications. From 1985-1987 he was Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fellow at the University of Minnesota working for Drs Mike Steffes and Mike Mauer. He was awarded his MD from the University of London in 1987 and elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1991. He served as Secretary and Chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee for Endocrinology and Diabetes and Chairman of the Professional section of Diabetes UK. He is currently Chairman of the workgroup reviewing the NICE guideline for Diabetes in Pregnancy and President of the European Diabetic Nephropathy Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
        Advisor/Consultant: Abbott; Boehringer Ingelheim; Novartis; Roche
        Speaker: Boehringer Ingelheim; Novo Nordisk; Roche
        Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, MHS, is Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine where he also received his medical degree and PhD in epidemiology, and a master’s in biostatistics. He is also presently the Director of the George W Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention, and the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Program and Training Grant at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
        Dr Coresh’s primary research interest has been the investigation of risk factors for CVD in CKD and their role in mediating the excess risk among patients with various degrees of CKD severity. With the use of innovative epidemiologic methods and statistical analyses, his recent work uncovered several novel genetic susceptibility loci for gout as well as a susceptibility locus (MYH9/APOL1) which accounts for much of the excess risk of non-diabetic kidney disease among African-Americans. Since 2000, he has focused his attention on enhancing CKD classification, management and prognostication by improving the estimation of kidney function. In 2002, he served as Co-Chair on the KDOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines for CKD which produced the CKD definition and classification system that have been adopted widely today. More recently, his research led to the development of the 2009 CKD-EPI equation for estimating kidney function which is rapidly become the new standard for GFR estimation globally. In 2010, he became Steering Committee Chair of Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium (CKD-PC) which analyzes data from two million study participants in order to provide better estimation on CKD prognosis. Dr Coresh has authored close to 300 publications and has mentored over 60 students. In recognition of his contributions, he was awarded the NKF’s Garabed Eknoyan Award (2010), American Heart Association’s 2010 Epidemiology and Prevention Mentoring Award and served as plenary speaker at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2011 Annual Meeting.
        Advisor/Consultant: Merck
        Grant/Research Support: Amgen; National Institutes of Health; National Kidney Foundation
        Speaker: Abbott; Amgen
        Angel LM de Francisco, MD, PhD, is Head of Dialysis Unit and Nephrology Section, Hospital Universitario Valdecilla, Santander (Spain), and Full Professor of Nephrology at Faculty of Medicine in Cantabria University. He completed his medical residency and nephrology fellowship at Hospital Puerta de Hierro in Madrid, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Cantabria (Spain). Prof de Francisco is an active member of several professional societies, an Executive member of the KDIGO Board, and was President of the Spanish Society of Nephrology from 2002 to 2008. He has been a frequently invited lecturer, speaking extensively on advancements in treatment of chronic kidney diseases and comorbid conditions such as metabolic bone disease, anemia, dialysis, and kidney transplantation. Prof de Francisco has authored or coauthored over 150 publications, including original peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His primary focus has been on improving outcomes in patients receiving hemodialysis, and on issues surrounding organ transplantation and the impact of treatment guidelines on clinical practice.
        Advisor/Consultant: Amgen
        Speaker: Abbott; Fresenius
        Paul E de Jong, MD, PhD, was Professor of Nephrology and Head, Division of Nephrology of the Groningen University Medical Center in Groningen, the Netherlands from 1992 to 2011. His main research interest is prevention of CKD. From 1980 to 2000, he focused most of his attention on the mechanisms of urinary protein loss in CKD patients and options to lower proteinuria with ACE-I. His studies had indeed shown that such treatment prevented ESRD progression. In 1996, he initiated the PREVEND study which consisted of a large cohort of 8592 subjects followed for the development of kidney disease and CVD. This prospective longitudinal study demonstrated the impact of albuminuria, even in the ranges of microalbuminuria and below, in predicting future cardiovascular and renal events. As former Director of the Groningen Institute of Kidney Diseases, his research program encompasses the studying of underlying susceptibility to kidney damage in health subjects and the identification of common pathophysiological pathways between CKD and CVD. Currently, he serves on the board of KDIGO, CKD-PC, and European Kidney Health Alliance. In 2010, he was the recipient of International Distinguished Medal from the US National Kidney Foundation and was awarded the Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau for his lifetime achievement by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in 2011.
        Dr de Jong reported no relevant financial relationships
        Kathryn E Griffith, BM, BS, MSc, MRCP, MRCGP, is a general practitioner affiliated with The University Health Centre, York University and York Hospital Foundation Trust. Dr Griffith has a long-standing interest in the relationship between CVD and renal disease from a primary care physician's perspective. In this vein, she has served as a panel member for the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Edinburgh Consensus Conference on CKD and was involved in the development of the 18-week Commissioning Pathway to CKD with the Department of Health. She is presently a member of the Renal Advisory Group at the Department of Health and a member of both UK Renal Association and British Renal Society. Dr Griffith has also been involved in the education of general practitioners and practice nurses, and most recently she has lectured extensively on various topics such as atrial fibrillation, heart failure, coronary heart disease, hypertension, and stroke. For the past two years, she has worked with Yorkshire Cardiac and Stroke Networks on a guide to stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, and contributed to the RCP Edinburgh Consensus on atrial fibrillation management and European Society of Cardiology's clinical practice guideline on management of dyslipidemias.
        Advisor/Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim
        Honoraria: Pfizer
        Travel Stipend: Merck Sharp & Dohme
        Grant/Research Support: Roche
        Speaker: Boehringer Ingelheim
        Brenda R Hemmelgarn, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), is Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. She is a clinician scientist with clinical training in nephrology as well as a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr Hemmelgarn’s research interests are in the study of chronic medical conditions including CKD, diabetes, hypertension and CVD, as well as health services research aimed at improving management of these chronic conditions. Dr Hemmelgarn holds provincial and national salary awards and operating grants, and is the recipient of the Roy and Vi Baay Chair in Kidney Research. She is also actively involved in Clinical Practice Guideline development both nationally through the Canadian Society of Nephrology and internationally through KDIGO, and has over 180 peer-reviewed publications.
        Grant/Research Support: Roche
        Kunitoshi Iseki, MD, is currently affiliated with University Hospital of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan. Dr Iseki received his medical training at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan and completed his fellowship at University of Southern California under Professors Shaul Massry and Vito Campese. He was Senior Assistant Professor of Medicine at Ryukyu University Hospital and later became its Director of Dialysis Unit. Dr Iseki is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Japanese Society of Nephrology and Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy. He is also an organizing member for Asian Forum of Chronic Kidney Disease Initiatives (AFCKDI) since 2007 and an ISN-COMGAN Educational Ambassador since 2009. Dr. Iseki has also participated and contributed data to the CKD-PC whose collaborative meta-analyses were conducted to study CKD prognosis. He has previously served as Editorial board member for American Journal Kidney Disease and is presently an editorial board member of Nephrology, Nephron Clinical Practice and Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.
        Dr Iseki reported no relevant financial relationships
        Edmund J Lamb, PhD, FRCPath, is a Consultant Clinical Scientist and Head of Clinical Biochemistry at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Canterbury, Kent, UK. He has a special interest in kidney disease and undertook his PhD in the Renal Research Laboratory at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He has 30 years experience as a clinical biochemist and his research interests relate to the use of biochemical markers to diagnose and monitor kidney disease, including the assessment of kidney function using eGFR, the evaluation of renal bone disease, the use and role of cystatin C, and the significance and use of cardiac biomarkers in kidney disease. Dr Lamb has authored or co-authored more than 60 full peer-reviewed papers in this area. He is a member of the UK Kidney Research Consortium Clinical Study Group on CKD-MBD and he is the lead investigator on two National Institute for Health Research-Research for Patient Benefit funded studies investigating aspects of kidney function testing. He has been involved in national and international committees and guidelines (e.g., Royal College of Physicians UK CKD Guidelines Group, NICE CKD Guideline Development Group, KDIGO Chronic Kidney Disease Guideline Work Group) and was recently involved in the Department of Health initiative to roll-out eGFR across England. He is Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Clinical Biochemistry.
        Grant/Research Support: Siemens
        Andrew S Levey, MD, is Dr Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, Chief of the William B Schwartz, MD Division of Nephrology at Tufts Medical Center, Senior Scientist at the US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and Professor, Clinical Research at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. His research is mainly in the areas of epidemiology of CKD and CVD in CKD, controlled trials to slow the progression of CKD, clinical assessment of kidney function, assessment and improvement of outcomes in dialysis and transplantation, and clinical practice guideline development and implementation. Dr Levey is currently Program Director for an NIDDK-funded clinical research training program, “Clinical Trials, Epidemiology and Outcomes Research in Nephrology.” He is also the Director of the Tufts Center for Guideline Development and Implementation and Editor of American Journal of Kidney Disease. Dr Levey is past Chair of the NKF’s Task Force on Cardiovascular Disease in Chronic Renal Disease and served on KDOQI Work Group on Chronic Kidney Disease: Evaluation, Classification and Stratification, KDOQI Work Group on Hypertension and Antihypertensive Agents in Chronic Kidney Disease, and KDIGO Work Group on Acute Kidney Injury Guideline.
        Dr Levey reported no relevant financial relationships
        Miguel C Riella, MD, PhD, FACP, is a graduate of Federal University of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil and has undertaken his post-graduate training in the United States, first in Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and then Research Renal Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA under the leadership of Prof Belding H Scribner, pioneer of chronic hemodialysis. Dr Riella’s main interest has been on dialysis, particularly peritoneal dialysis and nutrition in uremia. More recently his research work has concentrated on the relationship of inflammation, uremia, nutrition and cardiovascular complications, and interventional nephrology. As part of his new Renal, Diabetes and Hypertension Research Center, he has recently established the Islet Cell Laboratory at Catholic University of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil for cell transplant in diabetic patients. Dr Riella has published several books in Portuguese and Spanish language in the area of nephrology and nutrition. His book Principles of Nephrology and Electrolyte Disturbances (Guanabara Koogan Group Gen, 2010) is on its 5th Edition. He has more than 150 publications and has given more than 600 lectures locally and internationally. He is a past Board member and executive committee member of the ISN and is currently the Chairman of the ISN-Interventional Nephrology Committee. Dr Riella is a member of the editorial board of several medical journals, including as Associate Editor of Hemodialysis International and International Editor of Seminar in Dialysis for Interventional Nephrology. He is also President and founder of Pro-Renal Foundation of Brazil (www.pro-renal.org.br), a non-for-profit organization dedicated to patient assistance, CKD prevention and education, and supporting research in kidney and metabolic diseases. The Foundation provides free medical care to more than 1800 renal patients through a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and dietitians. The Foundation is maintained by donations of the community and receives no public funds. Dr Riella is the past-President of the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) 2009-2011. He is also the co-chairman of World Kidney Day, a joint project of IFKF and and ISN. He is a member of the Executive Committee of KDIGO, National Academy of Medicine in Brazil, and the Academy of Medicine of Parana, Brazil. He has received many awards such as the International Distinguished Medal from the US NKF and Honorary Citizenship of the city of Curitiba and of the State of Parana in Brazil.
        Advisor/Consultant: Abbott
        Michael G Shlipak, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics at University of California, San Francisco. Dr Shlipak obtained his MD degree from Harvard Medical School and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. His research program has been dedicated to understanding the causes and consequences of age-related kidney disease and to utilize novel biomarkers for the early detection of kidney damage and reduced kidney function. Along with his colleagues from the Cardiovascular Health Study and Health Aging and Body Composition study, Professor Shlipak has conducted the pioneering work to demonstrate with cystatin C the remarkable prognostic importance of impaired kidney function in elders. He coined the entity of “preclinical kidney disease” to describe the large population of elders with elevated cystatin C levels, but normal creatinine-based estimates of kidney function, who are at high risk for death and CVD.
        The recent work from his research group has been dedicated to finding early markers of kidney injury in the urine that will precede any detectable loss in kidney function. They will study these urine biomarkers in several populations, including the ambulatory elderly, HIV-infected men and women, and in population-based studies. The group believes that these injury markers hold promise both for understanding how various exposures impact the kidney, and also to forecast future declines in kidney failure.
        Dr Shlipak reported no relevant financial relationships
        Haiyan Wang, MD, is Professor of Medicine at Peking University First Hospital. She is the current President of Peking University Institute of Nephrology and the Vice Director, Academic Committee, Peking University Health Science Center and Member, Academic Degree Committee, Peking University Health Science Center.
        Professor Wang is very active in the academic area of national and international nephrology and internal medicine. She was the Vice President of Chinese Medical Association (1999-2009) and the President of Chinese Society of Internal Medicine (2000-2008), as well as the President of Chinese Society of Nephrology (1992-1998). She has also served as the ISN Councilor member (2004-2008), Executive Councilor of ISN (2006-2008) and is now Chair, East Asia committee of ISN GO (2004-present).
        Dr Wang reported no relevant financial relationships
        Colin T White, MD, FRCPC, completed his medical degree at the University of Ottawa, Canada and Pediatric Residency at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. His pediatric nephrology training took place at the University of Western Ontario and University of British Columbia. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics/Nephrology at the University of British Columbia and has a clinical appointment at BC Children’s Hospital where in addition to an interest and participation in the CKD clinic, he is the Director of the Dialysis Program and is the Fellowship Program Director. Dr White was a work group member for the 2006 and 2007 Updated KDOQI Anemia Guidelines, and for the Canadian Society of Nephrology’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Anemia Management in 2007-2008; he is currently on the 2011-2012 CSN Workgroup revisiting these guidelines. He is the site Principal Investigator for the North American multicenter NIH-sponsored CKiDs trial and has particular research interests in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis as well as CKD management. His particular areas of research interest include estimation of clearance, anemia protocol development, and translation of evidence into functional guidelines. He is active at the undergraduate medical school level and has coordinated the UBC Renal and Genitourinary Course for 1st year medical students for nearly a decade. He is currently the President of the Western Society of Pediatric Research and an invited member of the Renal Work Group for the World Health Organization’s ICD-11 Code Revision.
        Advisor/Consultant: Baxter Healthcare
        Christopher G Winearls, MB, DPhil, FRCP, graduated in 1973 from University of Cape Town and as a Rhodes Scholar completed a PhD from University of Oxford in transplant immunology. Dr Winearls later pursued training in nephrology at the Hammersmith Hospital where he was part of the team that investigated the first clinical use of erythropoietin. Dr Winearls was appointed consultant in Oxford in 1988 and was Clinical Director 1995 to 2009. He has been Secretary and later Clinical Vice President of The Renal Association and an Editor of the Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology. His research interests include myeloma kidney and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, and has recently taken an interest in the new classification of CKD.
        Dr Winearls reported no relevant financial relationships
        KDIGO CHAIRS
        Bertram L Kasiske, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, USA. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa and completed his Internal Medicine residency and fellowship training in Nephrology at Hennepin County Medical Center where he is currently Director of Nephrology.
        Dr Kasiske is former Deputy Director of the United States Renal Data System and former Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Kidney Diseases. He has served as Secretary/Treasurer and on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Transplantation, and on the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network of Organ Sharing Board of Directors, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the US NKF. He is currently serving on the Board of Councilors of the ISN and he is the Principal Investigator for a National Institutes of Health-sponsored, multicenter study of long term outcomes after kidney donation. Dr Kasiske is the Director of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients and has over 160 scientific publications in major peer-reviewed journals, and 230 review articles, editorials and textbook chapters. Dr Kasiske is also a recipient of the US NKF's Garabed Eknoyan Award in 2003.
        Advisor/Consultant: Litholink
        Grant/Research Support: Bristol-Myers Squibb; Merck (Schering Plough)
        David C Wheeler, MD, FRCP, holds an academic position in Nephrology (Reader) at University College London, UK and is an Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Free Hospital. His research is focused on the cardiovascular complications of CKD and the role of vascular risk factors in progression of kidney damage. Dr Wheeler is a member of the International Steering Committee of the Study of Heart and Renal Protection (SHARP) and was UK National Coordinator for the trial. He is involved in several other randomized trials and observational studies involving patients with CKD.
        Dr Wheeler is Co-Chair of KDIGO, having served previously on its Executive Committee and Board. He received an International Distinguished Medal from the US NKF in recognition of his contribution to guideline development. In the UK, he has been elected President of the Renal Association for the term 2012-2014.
        Dr Wheeler has served on the editorial boards of American Journal of Kidney Diseases and Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and is presently Co-Editor for Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.
        Advisor/Consultant: Amgen
        Honoraria: Abbott; Amgen; Fresenius; Otsuka; Shire
        Travel Stipend: Amgen; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Shire
        Grant/Research Support: Abbott; Genzyme
        EVIDENCE REVIEW TEAM
        Katrin Uhlig, MD, MS, is the Director, Guideline Development at the Tufts Center for Kidney Disease Guideline Development and Implementation, Boston, MA, USA, Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and a staff nephrologist at Tufts Medical Center. Dr Uhlig completed her training in internal medicine, nephrology, and rheumatology in Germany (Aachen University Hospital and Munich University Hospital) and the USA (Georgetown University Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center). Since 2001, she has been participating in or directing the evidence review for KDOQI and KDIGO guidelines. As Director of Guideline Development, Dr Uhlig has a substantial role in coordinating the ERT. She orchestrates and supervises the guideline development process and didactic curriculum that provides Work Group members with formal instruction on topics related to guideline development. As project director on individual guidelines, she directs and supervises the collection, evaluation, grading, and synthesis of evidence and the drafting and revisions of the final evidence report. She provides methodological guidance and training to Work Group members at meetings regarding topic refinement, key question formulation, data extraction, study assessment, evidence grading, and recommendation formulation. She provides nephrology expertise in the interpretation and review of guideline recommendations and evidence reports. In this capacity, Dr Uhlig possesses unique knowledge as a methods expert in evidence synthesis and critical literature appraisal in the domain of nephrology.
        In 2005, she co-chaired the KDIGO Evidence Rating Group to develop a consensus on grading of KDIGO guidelines and also co-chaired the KDIGO Consensus Conference on Guideline Methodology in October 2007. From 2006 to 2007, she served as Co-Editor of American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Her teaching and research focus includes evidence-based medicine, systematic review, clinical practice guideline development, and critical literature appraisal. Dr Uhlig lectures on guideline topics and is a co-instructor of an annual course on meta-analysis in the Master of Science Program at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University.
        Dr Uhlig reported no relevant financial relationships
        Dana C Miskulin, MD, MS, is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA. She completed a fellowship in Clinical Care Research and participated in the conduct of systematic reviews and critical literature appraisals for this guideline. Her primary research interests are in comparative effectiveness research in dialysis patients, BP treatment in dialysis patients, and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
        Dr Miskulin reported no relevant financial relationships
        Amy Earley, BS, is a project coordinator at the Tufts Center for Kidney Disease Guideline Development and Implementation in Boston, MA, USA. She is key in coordinating the guideline development activities within the ERT, especially in the development of the evidence reports for all guidelines. Ms Earley also heads the actual evidence review, which includes running searches, screening, data extraction, drafting of tables and methods sections, proofing of guideline drafts, and critical literature appraisals. She participates in the conduct of research projects at the Center and actively collaborates with other members of the Center on independent research topics and manuscript submissions.
        Ms. Earley reported no relevant financial relationships
        Shana Haynes, MS, DHSc, is a research assistant at the Tufts Center for Kidney Disease Guideline Development and Implementation in Boston, MA, USA. She participates in all aspects of evidence review and guideline development. She screens abstracts and articles, extracts data, and assists in the drafting and editing of evidence tables. Dr Haynes also assists in the development of clinical practice guidelines and conducts systematic reviews and critical literature appraisals.
        Dr Haynes reported no relevant financial relationships
        Jenny Lamont, MS, is a project manager and medical writer at the Tufts Center for Kidney Disease Guideline Development and Implementation in Boston, MA, USA. She participates in all aspects of evidence review and guideline development, assists in the preparation of talks and manuscripts, and edits KDIGO draft guidelines currently in progress.
        Ms. Lamont reported no relevant financial relationships