CLINICAL TRIALS AND RESEARCH

Doctors that work at Melbourne Kidney Specialists practice are committed to clinical trials and medical research.

We have been actively involved in many key trials over the years based here at Epworth Hospital. These have included a past trial in the use of stem cells and diabetic kidney disease, completion of recent pivotal studies in the use of Tolvaptan in the treatment of polycystic kidney disease, and we have been involved in other studies in diabetic kidney disease, anaemia of kidney disease, and the progression of chronic kidney disease. Australian Nephrology has a strong reputation as being a world leader involvement in clinical trials and research. We support that approach. Clinical trials help us find better ways to manage particular kidney diseases. They also potentially offer patients and their doctors access to new and novel treatments as early as possible. If there is a clinical trial for which we think you would be suitable you will be given the option to be involved if you wish.