International Collaboration and Survey in Nephrology – A call for your participation

A message from Canadian Nephrologist, Marc Ghannoum:


Dear Colleagues,


I’m a Canadian nephrologist and chair of an international workgroup (EXTRIP) providing guidelines on the use of dialysis and other extracorporeal treatments in the context of poisonings. Information on this initiative can be found on our website:


EXTRIP, partnering with the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), the CRRT association and the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI), is presently conducting a survey on the costs of extracorporeal treatments (ECTRs). The result of this survey will help balance the pros and cons associated with the use of ECTRs, especially in situations where the indications are marginal or unclear. We are hoping that you could take a moment of your time to fill out this survey. It should take about 30 minutes. Feel free to consult with relevant colleagues, including unit managers, senior dialysis nurses or technicians or the finance bureau or department at your hospital to ensure the accuracy of these cost estimates.


All responses will be confidential and remain anonymous. It is anticipated that there will be variability between institutions within the same country, so we are surveying multiple nephrologists within the same region. Results will be analyzed in aggregate and at no time will individual responses be made available to anyone other than the epidemiologist. In exchange for valid and complete answers, we will acknowledge your contribution in any publication that will result from this survey. A paypal money transfer will also be offered as appreciation of your collaboration.


Please use the following link to submit your survey answers: extracorporeal_treatment_2015/


Thank you in advance for your time and effort.


Kind regards,