Predictors of non-response to Hepatitis B vaccination in dialysis patients
Predictors of non-response to Hepatitis B vaccination in dialysis patients
Document number : 152741
Created by: Nicole Leather, 2014-06-27
Last revised by: Nicole Leather, 2015-09-03
Document created in: James Cook University

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Summary

Abstract for the general public

Due to the immunosuppression associated with uraemia, patients with end-stage renal disease have a reduced response to vaccination. The hepatitis B vaccine is routinely administered to all dialysis patients, however vaccine coverage is suboptimal. This study is aimed at determining predictors of non-seroconversion to the vaccine in this population.

Information for classification purposes

Date commenced

2014-01-01

Advisors, co-workers, project organisation and funding

Tutor

John Killen
Renal Unite, Cairns Private Hospital
Ronny Gunnarsson
Docent, James Cook University Australia and R&D unit for primary health care Sodra Alvsborg County Sweden

Ethics and other project databases

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is given by a HREC

Predictors of non-response to Hepatitis B vaccination in dialysis patients, from James Cook University
http://www.researchweb.org/is/jcu/document/152741