Overview

Kidney transplantation is a life-saving treatment for children with end-stage kidney failure. A major threat to success is rejection, where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the transplanted kidney. If rejection isn't treated early, it results in permanent injury that can lead to loss of the transplant and a return to dialysis. Currently, tests that monitor kidney function will miss early or mild rejection. Instead, we screen with repeated kidney biopsies, which are risky and unpleasant.

This research program will use proven techniques to identify signs of kidney injury and rejection in the urine of children who have had a kidney transplant. It will focus on the first year after transplant, since this is the highest risk for rejection. We will look for metabolites and chemokines that we have tested before to identify when injury or rejection is present. Metabolites are small molecules produced by our cells as part of their function or as waste products. Chemokines are a different type of molecule that is produced by our immune system to signal inflammation. We already know some of the changes that occur with rejection. We now plan to validate that the same changes are present in other Canadian children with kidney transplants.

We will ask children with a new kidney transplant and their families to participate in this study. They will provide a urine sample for analysis whenever they have a kidney biopsy and also at regular intervals after transplant. We will verify the metabolite and chemokine levels that are linked to rejection, and could predict rejection in other children. Once it has been refined, we will determine whether it improves outcome by using it as a test for real-time monitoring and limit our use of regular kidney biopsies. We hope to demonstrate that this will improve the accuracy to detect rejection early, reduce the number of biopsies and improve the health and long-term kidney function of children with a transplant.

Publications

Adrenal insufficiency in pediatric kidney transplantation recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Hyunwoong Harry Chae and Azim Ahmed and Jeffrey N. Bone and Fatema S. Abdulhussein and Shazhan Amed and Trisha Patel and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14768
06/2024

Optimizing the approach to monitoring allograft inflammation using serial urinary CXCL10/creatinine testing in pediatric kidney transplant recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Ella Barrett-Chan and Li Wang and Jeffrey Bone and Amy Thachil and Kevin Vytlingam and Tom Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14718
05/2024

Let's get physical: Aerobic capacity, muscle strength, and muscle endurance after pediatric heart transplantation
Pediatric Transplantation
Amanda R. Krysler and Chantal J. Allan and Ingrid Larsen and Sunita Mathur and Catherine Morgan and Steven C. Greenway and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Michael Khoury and Lori J. West and Simon Urschel
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14731
05/2024

Tubular Injury Biomarkers to Predict Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension at 3-Months Post-Cisplatin in Children
Kidney360
Ryan S Huang and Kelly R. McMahon and Stella Wang and Hayton Chui and Asaf Lebel and Jasmine Lee and Vedran Cockovski and Shahrad Rod Rassekh and Kirk R. Schultz and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Geoffrey D. E. Cuvelier and Cherry Mammen and Maury Pinsk and Bruce C. Carleton and Ross T. Tsuyuki and Colin J. D. Ross and Ana Palijan and Michael Zappitelli
DOI: 10.34067/KID.0000000000000448
04/2024

Follow-up biopsies identify high rates of persistent rejection in pediatric kidney transplant recipients after treatment of T cell-mediated rejection
Pediatric Transplantation
Adina Landsberg and S. Sikandar Raza and Michael E. Seifert and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14617
02/2024

Urinary TIMP-2*IGFBP-7 to diagnose acute kidney injury in children receiving cisplatin
Pediatric Nephrology
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-023-06007-8
2024

Parent and healthcare provider views of live varicella vaccination of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Brian Condran and Melissa Kervin and Catherine Burton and Tom D Blydt-Hansen and Shaun K. Morris and Manish Sadarangani and Anthony Otley and Elaine Yong and Hana Mitchell and Julie A. Bettinger and Karina A. Top
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14609
12/2023

La collecte de données probantes sur l’exercice en cas de transplantation d’organe plein : à quel point avons-nous progressé?
Physiotherapy Canada
Sunita Mathur and Tania Janaudis-Ferreira and Manoela de Paula Ferreira and Nicholas Bourgeois and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Tracy Fuller and Robin Deliva and Lorraine Hamiwka
DOI: 10.3138/ptc-2022-0111-fr
09/2023

Building the Evidence for Exercise in Solid Organ Transplant: How Far Have We Moved the Needle?
Physiotherapy Canada
Sunita Mathur and Tania Janaudis-Ferreira and Manoela de Paula Ferreira and Nicholas Bourgeois and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Tracy Fuller and Robin Deliva and Lorraine Hamiwka
DOI: 10.3138/ptc-2022-0111
09/2023

Exploring the Ethical Considerations of Direct Contact in Pediatric Organ Transplantation: A Qualitative Study
AJOB Empirical Bioethics
Jordan Joseph Wadden and Jordan Hermiston and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Ranjeet Dhaliwal and Shelby Gielen and Alice Virani
DOI: 10.1080/23294515.2022.2160513
07/2023

Noninvasive testing for mycophenolate exposure in children with renal transplant using urinary metabolomics
Pediatric Transplantation
Khalid Taha and Atul Sharma and Kristine Kroeker and Colin Ross and Bruce Carleton and David Wishart and Mara Medeiros and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14460
05/2023

Differences in medication adherence by sex and organ type among adolescent and young adult solid organ transplant recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Yulia Vaisbourd and Mourad Dahhou and Xun Zhang and Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze and Heloise Cardinal and Olwyn Johnston and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Lee Anne Tibbles and Lorraine Hamiwka and Simon Urschel and Patricia Birk and Janice Bissonnette and Mina Matsuda-Abedini and Jennifer Harrison BScPhm and Jeffrey Schiff and Veronique Phan and Sabina De Geest and Upton Allen and Yaron Avitzur and Seema Mital and Bethany J. Foster
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14446
03/2023

Child and caregiver perspectives on access to psychosocial and educational support in pediatric chronic kidney disease: a focus group study
Pediatric Nephrology
Zhang, Y. and Gutman, T. and Tong, A. and Craig, J.C. and Sinha, A. and Dart, A. and Eddy, A.A. and Gipson, D.S. and Bockenhauer, D. and Yap, H.-K. and Groothoff, J. and Zappitelli, M. and J.A.Webb, N. and Alexander, S.I. and Furth, S. and Samuel, S. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Dionne, J. and Michael, M. and Wenderfer, S.E. and Winkelmayer, W.C. and McTaggart, S. and Walker, A. and Zimmerman, C.T. and Ralph, A.F. and Ju, A. and James, L.J. and Hanson, C.S.
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-022-05551-z
2023

Blood Pressure Classification Status in Children With CKD Following Adoption of the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics Guideline
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2022.10.009
2023

Perspectives of Pediatric Nephrologists, Intensivists and Nurses Regarding AKI Management and Expected Outcomes
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
DOI: 10.1177/20543581231168088
2023

COVID-19 disease among children and young adults enrolled in the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies registry
Pediatric Nephrology
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-023-06241-0
2023

Vitamin D Toxicity from an Unusual and Unexpected Source: A Report of 2 Cases
Hormone Research in Paediatrics
DOI: 10.1159/000526755
2023

Metabolomic identification of predictive and early biomarkers of cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury in adult head and neck cancer patients
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
DOI: 10.1111/bcp.15666
2023

Revisiting the Application of an Adult Kidney Failure Risk Prediction Equation to Children With CKD
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2022.11.004
2023

Development of an adaptive clinical web-based prediction tool for kidney replacement therapy in children with chronic kidney disease
Kidney International
DOI: 10.1016/j.kint.2023.06.020
2023

An 8-Week Virtual Exercise Training Program for Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Pediatric Exercise Science
Nikol K. Grishin and Astrid M. De Souza and Julie Fairbairn and A. William Sheel and E. Puterman and Tom Blydt-Hansen and James E. Potts and Kathryn R. Armstrong
DOI: 10.1123/pes.2023-0066
2023

Acute kidney injury during cisplatin therapy and associations with kidney outcomes 2 to 6 months post-cisplatin in children: a multi-centre, prospective observational study
Pediatric Nephrology
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-022-05745-5
2023

International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) position statement supporting prioritizing pediatric recipients for deceased donor organ allocation
Pediatric Transplantation
Freeman, M.A. and Botha, J. and Brewer, E. and Damian, M. and Ettenger, R. and Gambetta, K. and Lefkowitz, D.S. and Ross, L. and Superina, R. and McCulloch, M. and Blydt-Hansen, T.
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14358
2023

Clinical indicators of slow graft function and outcome after pediatric kidney transplantation
Pediatric Transplantation
Sargun Bajaj and Sharon Gershony and Kourosh Afshar and Tom David Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14353
11/2022

High urinary CXCL10/Cr with onset of Burkitt lymphoma in a pediatric kidney transplant recipient
Pediatric Transplantation
Shwetha Suresh and David Dix and Li Wang and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14354
11/2022

Height-adjusted lean body mass and its associations with physical activity and kidney function in pediatric kidney transplantation
Pediatric Transplantation
Azim Ahmed and Anita Cote and Samantha Lui and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14128
02/2022

The mental health profiles of pediatric organ transplant recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Erika K. Penner and Hope Walker and Erin Moon and Janine Slavec and Tatsuma Hind and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14151
02/2022

Urine Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin and Kidney Injury Molecule-1 to Detect Pediatric Cisplatin-Associated Acute Kidney Injury
Kidney360
Kelly R. McMahon and Hayton Chui and Shahrad Rod Rassekh and Kirk R. Schultz and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Cherry Mammen and Maury Pinsk and Geoffrey D. E. Cuvelier and Bruce C. Carleton and Ross T. Tsuyuki and Colin J.D. Ross and Prasad Devarajan and Louis Huynh and Mariya Yordanova and Frédérik Crépeau-Hubert and Stella Wang and Vedran Cockovski and Ana Palijan and Michael Zappitelli
DOI: 10.34067/KID.0004802021
01/2022

The impact of methodological choices when developing predictive models using urinary metabolite data
Statistics in Medicine
Krstic, N. and Multani, K. and Wishart, D.S. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Cohen Freue, G.V.
DOI: 10.1002/sim.9431
2022

Self-reported Race, Serum Creatinine, Cystatin C, and GFR in Children and Young Adults With Pediatric Kidney Diseases: A Report From the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Ng, D.K. and Furth, S.L. and Warady, B.A. and Crews, D.C. and Seegmiller, J.C. and Schwartz, G.J. and Fathallah-Shaykh, S. and Nayak, A. and Turman, M. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Wong, C. and Alexander, S. and Yadin, O. and Ingulli, E. and Mak, R. and Sanchez-Kazi, C. and Moudgil, A. and Gluck, C. and Abitbol, C. and DeFrietas, M. and Katsoufis, C. and Seeherunvong, W. and Greenbaum, L. and Harshman, L. and Langman, C. and Krishnan, S. and Wilson, A. and Kiessling, S. and Murphy, M. and Shah, S. and Sullivan, J. and Gupta, S. and El-Dahr, S. and Drury, S. and Rodig, N. and Dart, A. and Atkinson, M. and Gerson, A. and Matoo, T. and Modi, Z. and Quiroga, A. and Warady, B. and Johnson, R. and Dharnidharka, V. and Hooper, S. and Massengill, S. and Gomez-Mendez, L. and Hand, M. and Carlson, J. and Tawadrous, H. and Jodorkovsky, R. and Wong, C. and Kaskel, F. and Shinnar, S. and Saland, J. and Lande, M. and Schwartz, G. and Mongia, A. and Claes, D. and Mitsnefes, M. and Dell, K. and Patel, H. and Lane, P. and Parekh, R. and Al-Uzri, A. and Richardson, K. and Furth, S. and Copelovitch, L. and Ku, E. and Samuels, J. and Srivaths, P. and Al-Akash, S. and Seo-Mayer, P. and Norwood, V. and Flynn, J. and Pan, C. and Bartosh, S.
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2021.10.013
2022

Catecholamines in neuroblastoma: Driver of hypertension, or solely a marker of disease?
Cancer Reports
Harding, M. and Deyell, R.J. and Blydt-Hansen, T.
DOI: 10.1002/cnr2.1569
2022

Urinary metabolomics to develop predictors for pediatric acute kidney injury
Pediatric Nephrology
Franiek, A. and Sharma, A. and Cockovski, V. and Wishart, D.S. and Zappitelli, M. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D.
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-021-05380-6
2022

A review of ferric citrate clinical studies, and the rationale and design of the Ferric Citrate and Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (FIT4KiD) trial
Pediatric Nephrology
Hanudel, M.R. and Laster, M.L. and Portale, A.A. and Dokras, A. and Quigley, R.P. and Guzman, G.A.L. and Zaritsky, J.J. and Hayde, N.A. and Kaskel, F.J. and Mitsnefes, M.M. and Ramirez, J.A. and Imani, P.D. and Srivaths, P.R. and Kogon, A.J. and Denburg, M.R. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Reyes, L.Z. and Greenbaum, L.A. and Weidemann, D.K. and Warady, B.A. and Elashoff, D.A. and Mendley, S.R. and Isakova, T. and Salusky, I.B.
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-022-05492-7
2022

Adolescents with solid organ transplant: Using the BRIEF2 parent-report and self-report to measure parent-child agreement and everyday executive function
Applied Neuropsychology: Child
Hutchison, S.M. and Rathgeber, S.L. and De Souza, A.M. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Mâsse, L.C. and Armstrong, K.R. and Oberlander, T.F.
DOI: 10.1080/21622965.2020.1800468
2022

Long-term respiratory outcomes following solid organ transplantation in children: A retrospective cohort study
Pediatric Pulmonology
Wright, M.F.A. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Chilvers, M.A.
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.25968
2022

An Integrated Clinical and Genetic Prediction Model for Tacrolimus Levels in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Transplantation
Min, S. and Papaz, T. and Lambert, A.N. and Allen, U. and Birk, P. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Foster, B.J. and Grasemann, H. and Hamiwka, L. and Litalien, C. and Ng, V. and Berka, N. and Campbell, P. and Daniel, C. and Saw, C.L. and Tinckam, K. and Urschel, S. and Van Driest, S.L. and Parekh, R. and Mital, S.
DOI: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003700
2022

A text messaging intervention and quality of life in adolescents with solid organ transplants
Pediatric Transplantation
Rathgeber, S.L. and Hutchison, S.M. and De Souza, A.-M. and Lester, R. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Human, D.G. and Guttman, O. and Oberlander, T. and Armstrong, K.R.
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14219
2022

Self-reported physical activity and lack of association with health-related quality of life in a pediatric solid-organ transplant population
Pediatric Transplantation
Samantha Lui and Tatsuma Hind and Erin Moon and Astrid de Souza and Katherine Broad and Julie Fairbairn and Richard Schreiber and Kathryn Armstrong and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14093
12/2021

Care processes and structures associated with higher medication adherence in adolescent and young adult transplant recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Anita Dabirzadeh and Mourad Dahhou and Xun Zhang and Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze and Heloise Cardinal and Michel White and Olwyn Johnston and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Lee Anne Tibbles and Lorraine Hamiwka and Simon Urschel and Patricia Birk and Janice Bissonnette and Mina Matsuda-Abedini and Jennifer Harrison and Jeffrey Schiff and Veronique Phan and Sabina De Geest and Upton Allen and Seema Mital and Bethany J. Foster
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14106
12/2021

Age and sex determine conversion from immediate-release to extended-release tacrolimus in a multi-center cohort of Canadian pediatric renal transplant recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Samantha Lang and Atul Sharma and Beth Foster and Ian W. Gibson and Julie Ho and Peter Nickerson and David Wishart and Tom Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13959
08/2021

Post-traumatic stress as a determinant of quality of life in pediatric solid-organ transplant recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Tatsuma Hind and Samantha Lui and Erin Moon and Katherine Broad and Samantha Lang and Richard A. Schreiber and Kathryn Armstrong and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.14005
06/2021

Biomarker implementation: Evaluation of the decision-making impact of CXCL10 testing in a pediatric cohort
Pediatric Transplantation
Caroline Lamarche and Atul K. Sharma and Aviva Goldberg and Li Wang and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13908
05/2021

The effects of exercise training in adult solid organ transplant recipients: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Transplant International
Tania Janaudis-Ferreira and Catherine M. Tansey and Sunita Mathur and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Julie Lamoureaux and Agnès Räkel and Nathalia Parente de Sousa Maia and André Bussières and Sara Ahmed and Jill Boruff
DOI: 10.1111/tri.13848
05/2021

Validity and utility of urinary CXCL10/Cr immune monitoring in pediatric kidney transplant recipients
American Journal of Transplantation
Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Atul Sharma and Ian W. Gibson and Chris Wiebe and Ajay P. Sharma and Valerie Langlois and Chia W. Teoh and David Rush and Peter Nickerson and David Wishart and Julie Ho
DOI: 10.1111/ajt.16336
04/2021

Investigating oxythiamine levels in children undergoing kidney transplantation and the risk of immediate post-operative metabolic and hemodynamic decompensation
Pediatric Nephrology
Or Golan and Roger Dyer and Graham Sinclair and Tom Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-020-04797-9
04/2021

Early surveillance biopsy utilization and management of pediatric renal allograft acute T cell–mediated rejection in Canadian centers: Observations from the PROBE multicenter cohort study
Pediatric Transplantation
Adam Jeffrey Hoffmann and Ian W. Gibson and Julie Ho and Peter Nickerson and David Rush and Atul Sharma and David Wishart and Tom David Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13870
03/2021

Yield and utility of surveillance kidney biopsies in pediatric kidney transplant recipients at various time points post-transplant
Pediatric Transplantation
Adina Landsberg and Maziar Riazy and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13869
03/2021

Low renal transplantation rates in children with end-stage kidney disease: A study of barriers in a low-resource setting
Pediatric Transplantation
Priya Pais and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and John A. Michael Raj and Luca Dello Strologo and Arpana Iyengar
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13867
03/2021

Multicenter data to improve health for pediatric renal transplant recipients in North America: Complementary approaches of NAPRTCS and IROC
Pediatric Transplantation
David K. Hooper and Jason Misurac and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Annabelle N. Chua
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13891
02/2021

Patient-reported outcome measures in pediatric solid organ transplantation: Exploring stakeholder perspectives on clinical implementation through qualitative description.
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation
Anthony SJ and Young K and Pol SJ and Selkirk EK and Blydt-Hansen T and Boucher S and Goldberg A and Hamiwka L and Haverman L and Mitchell J and Urschel S and Santana M and Stinson J and West LJ
DOI: 10.1007/s11136-020-02743-8
PubMed: 33447959
01/2021

Cell sex and sex hormones modulate kidney glucose and glutamine metabolism in health and diabetes
bioRxiv
Clotet-Freixas, S. and Zaslaver, O. and Pastrello, C. and Kotlyar, M. and McEvoy, C. and Farkona, S. and Saha, A. and Boshart, A. and Chan, M. and Riera, M. and Soler, M.J. and Isenbrandt, A. and Lamontagne-Proulx, J. and Pradeloux, S. and Coulombe, K. and Soulet, D. and Dart, A.B. and Wicklow, B. and McGavock, J.M. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Jurisica, I. and Woo, M. and Scholey, J.W. and Röst, H. and Konvalinka, A.
DOI: 10.1101/2021.08.23.457385
2021

High-throughput sequencing defines donor and recipient HLA B-cell epitope frequencies for prospective matching in transplantation
Communications Biology
DOI: 10.1038/s42003-021-01989-3
2021

Late first acute rejection in pediatric kidney transplantation: A North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies special study
Pediatric Transplantation
Barton, K.T. and Halani, K. and Galbiati, S. and Dandamudi, R. and Hmiel, S.P. and Dharnidharka, V.R. and Somers, M. and Chua, A. and Barcia, J. and Hooper, D. and Barletta, G.-M. and Turman, M. and Belsha, C. and Harvey, E. and Salusky, I. and Yadin, O. and Lee, M. and Langman, C. and Atkinson, M. and Greenbaum, L. and Warady, B. and Bartosh, S. and Seikaly, M. and Zahr, R. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Lovell, H. and Rheault, M. and Kumar, J. and Lee-Son, K. and Benador, N. and Arar, M. and DeFreitas, M. and Luckritz, K. and Fathallah-Shaykh, S. and Flynn, J. and Raina, R. and Pan, C. and Patel, H. and Kapur, G. and Czech, K. and Cramer, C. and Sharma, A. and Lerner, G. and Grushkin, C. and Chen, A. and Bock, M. and Moudgil, A. and Blaszak, R. and Pal, A. and Nelson, R. and Richardson, K. and Rio, M.D. and Sahney, S. and Sheth, R. and Kees-Folt, D. and Shah, S. and Dell, K. and Srivaths, P. and Twichell, S. and Hunt, E. and Andreoli, S. and Gorman, G. and Puliyanda, D. and Laskin, B. and Zaritsky, J. and Mathias, R. and Wong, C. and Massengill, S. and Woroniecki, R. and Pinsk, M. and Brophy, P. and Aviles, D. and Bell, L. and Staples, A. and Pillutla, K. and Lieberman, K. and Feber, J. and Al-Akash, S. and Ramirez, J. and Benfield, M. and McKenney, D. and Constantinescu, A. and Pena, D. and Quiroga, A. and Steinke, J.
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13953
2021

Risk Factors for Developing Posttransplant Diabetes After Pediatric Kidney Transplant in a Canadian Tertiary Care Children's Hospital Between 1995 and 2016
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Acosta-Gualandri, A. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Islam, N. and Amed, S.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2021.05.004
2021

The Accuracy of Incident Vertebral Fracture Detection in Children Using Targeted Case-Finding Approaches
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Ma, J. and Siminoski, K. and Wang, P. and Jaremko, J.L. and Koujok, K. and Matzinger, M.A. and Shenouda, N. and Lentle, B. and Alos, N. and Cummings, E.A. and Ho, J. and Houghton, K. and Miettunen, P.M. and Scuccimarri, R. and Rauch, F. and Ward, L.M. and Ward, L.M. and Konji, V. and Scharke, M. and Sykes, E. and Ho, J. and Kloiber, R. and Lewis, V. and Midgley, J. and Miettunen, P. and Stephure, D. and Lentle, B.C. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Cabral, D. and Dix, D.B. and Houghton, K. and Nadel, H.R. and Hay, J. and Feber, J. and Halton, J. and Jurencak, R. and Koujok, K. and Matzinger, M. and Roth, J. and Shenouda, N. and Watanabe-Duffy, K. and Cairney, E. and Clarson, C. and Filler, G. and Grimmer, J. and McKillop, S. and Sparrow, K. and Stein, R. and Cummings, E. and Fernandez, C. and Huber, A.M. and Lang, B. and O'Brien, K. and Abish, S. and Bell, L. and LeBlanc, C. and Sbrocchi, A. and Scuccimarri, R. and Moher, D. and Taljaard, M. and Rauch, F. and Alos, N. and Dubois, J. and Laverdiere, C. and Phan, V. and Saint-Cyr, C. and Barsalou, J. and Couch, R. and Ellsworth, J. and Jaremko, J. and Siminoski, K. and Wilson, B. and Grant, R. and Charron, M. and Hebert, D. and Gaboury, I. and Taback, S. and Israels, S. and Oen, K. and Pinsk, M. and Reed, M. and Rodd, C.
DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.4294
2021

Association of Urine Platinum With Acute Kidney Injury in Children Treated With Cisplatin for Cancer
Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Lebel, A. and Chui, H. and McMahon, K.R. and Lim, Y.J. and Macri, J. and Wang, S. and Devarajan, P. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Zappitelli, M. and Urquhart, B.L.
DOI: 10.1002/jcph.1839
2021

Design and Methods of the Validating Injury to the Renal Transplant Using Urinary Signatures (VIRTUUS) Study in Children
Transplantation Direct
Kumar, J. and Contrepois, K. and Snyder, M. and Grimm, P.C. and Moudgil, A. and Smith, J.M. and Bobrowski, A.E. and Verghese, P.S. and Hooper, D. and Ingulli, E. and Lestz, R. and Weng, P. and Reason, J.L. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Suthanthiran, M. and Keating, B. and Amaral, S.
DOI: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001244
2021

Isolated diastolic high blood pressure: a distinct clinical phenotype in US children
Pediatric Research
Alsaeed, H. and Metzger, D.L. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Rodd, C. and Sharma, A.
DOI: 10.1038/s41390-021-01369-x
2021

A Canadian Study of Cisplatin Metabolomics and Nephrotoxicity (ACCENT): A Clinical Research Protocol
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Jain, A. and Huang, R. and Lee, J. and Jawa, N. and Lim, Y.J. and Guron, M. and Abish, S. and Boutros, P.C. and Brudno, M. and Carleton, B. and Cuvelier, G.D.E. and Gunaratnam, L. and Ho, C. and Adeli, K. and Kuruvilla, S. and Lajoie, G. and Liu, G. and Nathan, P.C. and Rod Rassekh, S. and Rieder, M. and Waikar, S.S. and Welch, S.A. and Weir, M.A. and Winquist, E. and Wishart, D.S. and Zorzi, A.P. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Zappitelli, M. and Urquhart, B.
DOI: 10.1177/20543581211057708
2021

Management of Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance From the Canadian Society of Transplantation Pediatric Group.
Canadian journal of kidney health and disease
Teoh CW and Gaudreault-Tremblay MM and Blydt-Hansen TD and Goldberg A and Arora S and Feber J and Langlois V and Ruhl M and Phan V and Morgan C and Acott P and Hamiwka L
DOI: 10.1177/2054358120967845
PubMed: 33240516
11/2020

Long-Term Outcomes of C3 Glomerulopathy and Immune-Complex Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis in Children.
Kidney international reports
Kirpalani A and Jawa N and Smoyer WE and Licht C and Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium
DOI: 10.1016/j.ekir.2020.09.019
PubMed: 33305125
10/2020

Physical activity and its correlates in a pediatric solid-organ transplant population
Pediatric Transplantation
Samantha Lui and Astrid de Souza and Atul Sharma and Julie Fairbairn and Richard Schreiber and Kathryn Armstrong and Tom Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13745
08/2020

An evaluation of renin-angiotensin system markers in youth with type 2 diabetes and associations with renal outcomes.
Pediatric diabetes
Dart AB and Wicklow B and Scholey J and Sellers EA and Dyck J and Mahmud F and Sochett E and Hamilton J and Blydt-Hansen T and Burns K
DOI: 10.1111/pedi.13081
PubMed: 32657529
07/2020

A Canadian Survey on Adverse Symptoms Experienced by Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.
Progress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)
Aladwan S and Harrison JJ and Blackburn DF and Taylor J and Blydt-Hansen TD and Mansell H
DOI: 10.1177/1526924820933821
PubMed: 32597328
06/2020

Becoming unique: A qualitative study of identity development of adolescent kidney recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Marie Leblond and Marie Achille and Marie-José Clermont and Tom Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13607
02/2020

Evidence for the alloimmune basis and prognostic significance of Borderline T cell–mediated rejection
American Journal of Transplantation
Wiebe, C. and Rush, D.N. and Gibson, I.W. and Pochinco, D. and Birk, P.E. and Goldberg, A. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Karpinski, M. and Shaw, J. and Ho, J. and Nickerson, P.W.
DOI: 10.1111/ajt.15860
2020

Epidemiologic Characteristics of Acute Kidney Injury during Cisplatin Infusions in Children Treated for Cancer
JAMA Network Open
DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.3639
2020

Improving the Care for Pediatric Transplant Patients through Integration of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures into Clinical Practice
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
Anthony, S.J. and Young, K. and Pol, S.J. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Goldberg, A. and Hamiwka, L. and Urschel, S. and Santana, M. and Stinson, J. and West, L.J.
DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.1201
2020

Valganciclovir prophylaxis delays onset of EBV viremia in high-risk pediatric solid organ transplant recipients
Pediatric Research
Albatati, S. and Sharma, A. and Haubrich, K. and Wright, A. and Gantt, S. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D.
DOI: 10.1038/s41390-019-0523-4
2020

Using Text Messaging to Communicate with Adolescent Heart Transplant Patients
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
Rathgeber, S.L. and Hutchison, S. and De Souza, A.M. and Timothy, O. and Galvin, C.R. and Potts, J. and Human, D. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Lester, R. and Armstrong, K.R.
DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.305
2020

Disseminating Knowledge to Providers on Exercise Training After Solid Organ Transplantation
Progress in Transplantation
Janaudis-Ferreira, T. and Mathur, S. and Tansey, C.M. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Hartell, D.
DOI: 10.1177/1526924820913506
2020

Kidney transplant practice patterns and outcome benchmarks over 30 years: The 2018 report of the NAPRTCS
Pediatric Transplantation
Annabelle Chua and Carl Cramer and Asha Moudgil and Karen Martz and Jodi Smith and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Alicia Neu and Vikas R. Dharnidharka
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13597
12/2019

Resolution of diagnosis and parental attitudes among parents of adolescent kidney recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Marie Leblond and Marie Achille and Marie-Julie Béliveau and Marie-José Clermont and Tom Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13472
08/2019

Risk factors associated with allograft failure in pediatric kidney transplant recipients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
Pediatric Transplantation
Lee Jin Koh and Karen Martz and Tom David Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13469
08/2019

Acute Shoshin beriberi syndrome immediately post–kidney transplant with rapid recovery after thiamine administration
Pediatric Transplantation
Isaac M. Elias and Graham Sinclair and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13493
08/2019

Non-invasive differentiation of non-rejection kidney injury from acute rejection in pediatric renal transplant recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Ben Archdekin and Atul Sharma and Ian W. Gibson and David Rush and David S. Wishart and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13364
05/2019

Estimating glomerular filtration rate in youth with obesity and type 2 diabetes: the iCARE study equation.
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)
Dart AB and McGavock J and Sharma A and Chateau D and Schwartz GJ and Blydt-Hansen T
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-019-04250-6
PubMed: 31049718
05/2019

A Holistic Approach to Risk for Early Kidney Injury in Indigenous Youth With Type 2 Diabetes: A Proof of Concept Paper From the iCARE Cohort.
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Dart AB and Wicklow B and Blydt-Hansen TD and Sellers EAC and Malik S and Chateau D and Sharma A and McGavock JM
DOI: 10.1177/2054358119838836
PubMed: 31041107
04/2019

Erratum: Pediatric outcomes in transplant: Personalising immunosuppression to improve efficacy (positive study): the collaboration and design of a national transplant precision medicine program (Transplantation Direct (2018) 4 (e410) DOI: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000842)
Transplantation Direct
Papaz, T. and Allen, U. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Birk, P.E. and Min, S. and De Geest, S. and Hamiwka, L. and Phan, V. and Schechter, T. and Wall, D.A. and Urschel, S. and Foster, B.J. and Mital, S.
DOI: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000864
2019

To accompany Banas et al., Time for a Paradigm Shift
EBioMedicine
Sharma, A.K. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.10.042
2019

Identifying Important Outcomes for Young People With CKD and Their Caregivers: A Nominal Group Technique Study
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Hanson, C.S. and Gutman, T. and Craig, J.C. and Bernays, S. and Raman, G. and Zhang, Y. and James, L.J. and Ralph, A.F. and Ju, A. and Manera, K.E. and Teixeira-Pinto, A. and Viecelli, A.K. and Alexander, S.I. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Dionne, J. and McTaggart, S. and Michael, M. and Walker, A. and Carter, S. and Wenderfer, S.E. and Winkelmayer, W.C. and Bockenhauer, D. and Dart, A. and Eddy, A.A. and Furth, S.L. and Gipson, D.S. and Goldstein, S.L. and Groothoff, J. and Samuel, S. and Sinha, A. and Webb, N.J.A. and Yap, H.-K. and Zappitelli, M. and Currier, H. and Tong, A.
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.12.040
2019

Pediatric Outcomes in Transplant: PersOnaliSing Immunosuppression To ImproVe Efficacy (POSITIVE Study): The Collaboration and Design of a National Transplant Precision Medicine Program.
Transplantation direct
Papaz T and Allen U and Blydt-Hansen T and Birk PE and Min S and Hamiwka L and Phan V and Schechter T and Wall DA and Urschel S and Foster BJ and Mital S
DOI: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000842
PubMed: 30584591
11/2018

Evolution of renal function and urinary biomarker indicators of inflammation on serial kidney biopsies in pediatric kidney transplant recipients with and without rejection
Pediatric Transplantation
Christine M. Mincham and Ian W. Gibson and Atul Sharma and Chris Wiebe and Rupasri Mandal and David Rush and Peter Nickerson and Julie Ho and David S. Wishart and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13202
08/2018

Non-invasive staging of chronic kidney allograft damage using urine metabolomic profiling
Pediatric Transplantation
Adina Landsberg and Atul Sharma and Ian W. Gibson and David Rush and David S. Wishart and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13226
08/2018

The prognostic value of urinary chemokines at 6 months after pediatric kidney transplantation
Pediatric Transplantation
Claire Mockler and Atul Sharma and Ian W. Gibson and Ang Gao and Alexander Wong and Julie Ho and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13205
08/2018

Child and Parental Perspectives on Communication and Decision Making in Pediatric CKD: A Focus Group Study.
American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Gutman T and Hanson CS and Bernays S and Craig JC and Sinha A and Dart A and Eddy AA and Gipson DS and Bockenhauer D and Yap HK and Groothoff J and Zappitelli M and Webb NJA and Tong A
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.05.005
PubMed: 29980375
07/2018

Successful treatment of chronic norovirus gastroenteritis with nitazoxanide in a pediatric kidney transplant recipient
Pediatric Transplantation
Kathryn Haubrich and Soren Gantt and Tom Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.13186
06/2018

Estimating Time to ESRD in Children With CKD.
American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Furth SL and Pierce C and Hui WF and White CA and Wong CS and Schaefer F and Wühl E and Abraham AG and Warady BA and Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) and Effect of Strict Blood Pressure Control and ACE Inhibition on the Progression of CRF in Pediatric Patients (ESCAPE) Study Investigators
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.12.011
PubMed: 29653769
04/2018

Screening for kidney disease in Indigenous Canadian children: The FINISHED screen, triage and treat program.
Paediatrics & Child Health
Dart A and Lavallee B and Chartrand C and McLeod L and Ferguson TW and Tangri N and Gordon A and Blydt-Hansen T and Rigatto C and Komenda P
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy013
PubMed: 30374222
04/2018

Determinants of Readiness for Adopting Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Among Indigenous Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes in Manitoba, Canada: A Cross-Sectional Study
Obesity
Jonathan McGavock and Anita Durksen and Brandy Wicklow and Sayma Malik and Elizabeth AC Sellers and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Dan Chateau and Allison Dart
DOI: 10.1002/oby.22148
03/2018

Practice Patterns in the Treatment and Monitoring of Acute T Cell–Mediated Kidney Graft Rejection in Canada
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Julie Leblanc and Peter Subrt and Michèle Paré and David Hartell and Lynne Sénécal and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Héloïse Cardinal
DOI: 10.1177/2054358117753616
01/2018

Progression and Regression of Albuminuria in Youth with Type 2 Diabetes
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Farrah Jabar and Brandy Wicklow and Jonathan McGavock and Elizabeth Sellers and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Kristine Kroeker and Dan Chateau and Allison Dart
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2017.08.025
10/2017

Urinary Metabolomics for Noninvasive Detection of Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Children After Kidney Transplantation
Transplantation
Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Atul Sharma and Ian W. Gibson and David S. Wishart and Rupasri Mandal and Julie Ho and Peter Nickerson and David Rush
DOI: 10.1097/tp.0000000000001662
10/2017

Vitamin D Status in Indigenous Youth with Type 2 Diabetes
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Melissa Gabbs and Allison Dart and Farrah Jabar and Kristine Kroeker and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Jon Mcgavock and Brandy Wicklow
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2017.08.207
10/2017

Class II Eplet Mismatch Modulates Tacrolimus Trough Levels Required to Prevent Donor-Specific Antibody Development
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Chris Wiebe and David N. Rush and Thomas E. Nevins and Patricia E. Birk and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Ian W. Gibson and Aviva Goldberg and Julie Ho and Martin Karpinski and Denise Pochinco and Atul Sharma and Leroy Storsley and Arthur J. Matas and Peter W. Nickerson
DOI: 10.1681/asn.2017030287
07/2017

Albuminuria, Proteinuria, and Renal Disease Progression in Children with CKD
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Dana Y. Fuhrman and Michael F. Schneider and Katherine M. Dell and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Robert Mak and Jeffrey M. Saland and Susan L. Furth and Bradley A. Warady and Marva M. Moxey-Mims and George J. Schwartz
DOI: 10.2215/cjn.11971116
05/2017

Adverse symptoms of immunosuppressants: A survey of Canadian transplant clinicians
Clinical Transplantation
Jennifer J. Harrison and Holly Mansell and Tom Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/ctr.12940
03/2017

Evaluation of C1q Status and Titer of De Novo Donor-Specific Antibodies as Predictors of Allograft Survival.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
DOI: 10.1111/ajt.14015
PubMed: 27539748
03/2017

Design and Methods of the Pan-Canadian Applying Biomarkers to Minimize Long-Term Effects of Childhood/Adolescent Cancer Treatment (ABLE) Nephrotoxicity Study: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study.
Canadian journal of kidney health and disease
DOI: 10.1177/2054358117690338
PubMed: 28270931
2017

Urinary Metabolomics for Noninvasive Detection of Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Children after Kidney Transplantation
Transplantation
Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Sharma, A. and Gibson, I.W. and Wishart, D.S. and Mandal, R. and Ho, J. and Nickerson, P. and Rush, D.
DOI: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001662
2017

Albuminuria, proteinuria, and renal disease progression in children with CKD
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Fuhrman, D.Y. and Schneider, M.F. and Dell, K.M. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Mak, R. and Saland, J.M. and Furth, S.L. and Warady, B.A. and Moxey-Mims, M.M. and Schwartz, G.J.
DOI: 10.2215/CJN.11971116
2017

Class II eplet mismatch modulates tacrolimus trough levels required to prevent donor-specific antibody development
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Wiebe, C. and Rush, D.N. and Nevins, T.E. and Birk, P.E. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Gibson, I.W. and Goldberg, A. and Ho, J. and Karpinski, M. and Pochinco, D. and Sharma, A. and Storsley, L. and Matas, A.J. and Nickerson, P.W.
DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2017030287
2017

P044 C1q status and titer of de novo donor specific antibodies are not predictors of allograft survival
Human Immunology
Chris Wiebe and Alison Gareau and Denise Pochinco and Ian Gibson and Julie Ho and Patricia Birk and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Martin Karpinski and Aviva Goldberg and Leroy Storsley and David Rush and Peter Nickerson
DOI: 10.1016/j.humimm.2016.07.109
09/2016

Canadian Forum on Combined Organ Transplantation
Transplantation
Marcelo Cantarovich and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and John Gill and Kathryn Tinckam and Jeffrey Schiff and Ian Alwayn and Vince Bain and Anne I. Dipchand and Debra Isaac and S. Joseph Kim and Dale Lien and Jeffrey Zaltzman and Kimberly Young and Peter Nickerson
DOI: 10.1097/tp.0000000000000963
06/2016

Genetic loci associated with renal function measures and chronic kidney disease in children: the Pediatric Investigation for Genetic Factors Linked with Renal Progression Consortium.
Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association
DOI: 10.1093/ndt/gfv342
PubMed: 26420894
02/2016

Kidney Disease Progression in Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease.
The Journal of pediatrics
Dell KM and Matheson M and Hartung EA and Warady BA and Furth SL and Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.12.079
PubMed: 26831744
01/2016

Depressive Symptoms in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease
Journal of Pediatrics
Kogon, A.J. and Matheson, M.B. and Flynn, J.T. and Gerson, A.C. and Warady, B.A. and Furth, S.L. and Hooper, S.R. and Dart, A. and Greenbaum, L. and Goebel, J. and Mitsnefes, M. and Wong, C. and Fathallah, S. and Salusky, I. and Yadin, O. and Dell, K. and Morgenstern, B. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Pan, C. and Davis, K. and Al-Uzri, A. and Jenkins, R. and Portale, A. and Seikaly, M. and Turman, M. and Wong, C. and Alexander, S. and Hastings, C. and Rodig, N. and Harmon, W. and Bartosh, S. and Benador, N. and Mak, R. and Wood, E. and Lerner, G. and Massengill, S. and Hidalgo, G. and Atkinson, M. and Gipson, D. and Srivaths, P. and Samuels, J. and Kaskel, F. and Mattosian, D. and Cai, Y. and Andreoli, S. and Saland, J. and Norwood, V. and Parekh, R. and Robinson, L. and Mendley, S. and Lande, M. and Schwartz, G. and Brophy, P. and John, E. and Upadhyay, K. and Ferris, M. and Matoo, T. and Kupferman, J. and Weiss, L. and Langman, C. and Seo-Mayer, P. and Kher, K. and Samsonov, D.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.09.040
2016

Canadian Forum on Combined Organ Transplantation
Transplantation
Cantarovich, M. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Gill, J. and Tinckam, K. and Schiff, J. and Alwayn, I. and Bain, V. and Dipchand, A.I. and Isaac, D. and Kim, S.J. and Lien, D. and Zaltzman, J. and Young, K. and Nickerson, P.
DOI: 10.1097/TP.0000000000000963
2016

Rates and Determinants of Progression to Graft Failure in Kidney Allograft Recipients WithDe NovoDonor-Specific Antibody
American Journal of Transplantation
C. Wiebe and I. W. Gibson and T. D. Blydt-Hansen and D. Pochinco and P. E. Birk and J. Ho and M. Karpinski and A. Goldberg and L. Storsley and D. N. Rush and P. W. Nickerson
DOI: 10.1111/ajt.13347
06/2015

Elevated Urinary CXCL10-to-Creatinine Ratio Is Associated With Subclinical and Clinical Rejection in Pediatric Renal Transplantation
Transplantation
Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Ian W. Gibson and Ang Gao and Brenden Dufault and Julie Ho
DOI: 10.1097/tp.0000000000000419
04/2015

Progression of Pediatric CKD of Nonglomerular Origin in the CKiD Cohort
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
S. A. Fathallah-Shaykh and J. T. Flynn and C. B. Pierce and A. G. Abraham and T. D. Blydt-Hansen and S. F. Massengill and M. M. Moxey-Mims and B. A. Warady and S. L. Furth and C. S. Wong
DOI: 10.2215/cjn.07480714
01/2015

Beating Diabetes Together: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of a Feasibility Study of Intensive Lifestyle Intervention for Youth with Type 2 Diabetes
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Elizabeth Huynh and Danielle Rand and Caitlin McNeill and Sarah Brown and Martin Senechal and Brandy Wicklow and Allison Dart and Elizabeth Sellers and Heather Dean and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Jonathan McGavock
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.09.093
2015

Elevated urinary CXCL10-to-creatinine ratio is associated with subclinical and clinical rejection in pediatric renal transplantation
Transplantation
Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Gibson, I.W. and Gao, A. and Dufault, B. and Ho, J.
DOI: 10.1097/TP.0000000000000419
2015

Progression of pediatric CKD of nonglomerular origin in the CKiD cohort
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Fathallah-Shaykh, S.A. and Flynn, J.T. and Pierce, C.B. and Abraham, A.G. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Massengill, S.F. and Moxey-Mims, M.M. and Warady, B.A. and Furth, S.L. and Wong, C.S.
DOI: 10.2215/CJN.07480714
2015

Description of a Novel Collaborative Joint Pediatric Renal and Type 2 Diabetes Clinic
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Megan Bale and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Julie Halipchuk and Allison Dart and Brandy Wicklow
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2014.07.093
10/2014

The Improving Renal Complications in Adolescents With Type 2 Diabetes Through the REsearch (iCARE) Cohort Study: Rationale and Protocol
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Allison B. Dart and Brandy A. Wicklow and Elizabeth A. Sellers and Heather J. Dean and Sayma Malik and John Walker and Dan Chateau and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Jonathan M. McGavock
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2014.07.224
10/2014

How should we identify early chronic kidney disease risk in non-kidney transplant recipients?
Pediatric Transplantation
Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Allison B. Dart
DOI: 10.1111/petr.12356
09/2014

Antibody-Mediated Rejection
Transplantation
Manuel Arias and David N. Rush and Chris Wiebe and Ian W. Gibson and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Peter W. Nickerson and Joana Sellarés and Marcos López-Hoyos and David San Segundo and María G. Crespo-Leiro and Raquel Marzoa-Rivas and Eduardo Barge-Caballero and María J. Paniagua-Martín and Antonio Román and Daniel Serón and Georg Böhmig and Elisabeth Schwaiger
DOI: 10.1097/tp.0000000000000218
08/2014

Guidance on the use of increased infectious risk donors for organ transplantation.
Transplantation
DOI: 10.1097/tp.0000000000000251
PubMed: 25243510
08/2014

Meeting Report: Consensus Recommendations for a Research Agenda in Exercise in Solid Organ Transplantation
American Journal of Transplantation
S. Mathur and T. Janaudis-Ferreira and L. Wickerson and L. G. Singer and J. Patcai and D. Rozenberg and T. Blydt-Hansen and E. L. Hartmann and M. Haykowsky and D. Helm and K. High and N. Howes and B. M. Kamath and L. Lands and S. Marzolini and C. Sonnenday
DOI: 10.1111/ajt.12874
08/2014

Urinary Metabolomics for Noninvasive Detection of Borderline and Acute T Cell-Mediated Rejection in Children After Kidney Transplantation
American Journal of Transplantation
T. D. Blydt-Hansen and A. Sharma and I. W. Gibson and R. Mandal and D. S. Wishart
DOI: 10.1111/ajt.12837
08/2014

Evidence for the use of glomerulomegaly as a surrogate marker of glomerular damage and for alpha-linolenic acid-rich oils in the treatment of early obesity-related glomerulopathy in a diet-induced rodent model of obesity
Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Stephanie P.B. Caligiuri and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Karin Love and Mélanie Grégoire and Carla G. Taylor and Peter Zahradka and Harold M. Aukema
DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2013-0476
08/2014

Canadian Society of Nephrology Commentary on the 2012 KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Blood Pressure in CKD
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Marcel Ruzicka and Robert R. Quinn and Phil McFarlane and Brenda Hemmelgarn and G.V. Ramesh Prasad and Janusz Feber and Gihad Nesrallah and Martin MacKinnon and Navdeep Tangri and Brendan McCormick and Sheldon Tobe and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Swapnil Hiremath
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.03.003
06/2014

Skeletal findings in the first 12 months following initiation of glucocorticoid therapy for pediatric nephrotic syndrome.
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
DOI: 10.1007/s00198-013-2466-7
PubMed: 23948876
02/2014

Effect of sirolimus on malignancy and survival after kidney transplantation: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.g6679
PubMed: 25422259
2014

Antibody-mediated rejection: Analyzing the risk, proposing solutions
Transplantation
Arias, M. and Rush, D.N. and Wiebe, C. and Gibson, I.W. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Nickerson, P.W. and Sellarés, J. and López-Hoyos, M. and San Segundo, D. and Crespo-Leiro, M.G. and Marzoa-Rivas, R. and Barge-Caballero, E. and Paniagua-Martín, M.J. and Román, A. and Serón, D. and Böhmig, G. and Schwaiger, E.
DOI: 10.1097/TP.0000000000000218
2014

Medication treatment complexity and adherence in children with CKD
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Pierce, C.B. and Cai, Y. and Samsonov, D. and Massengill, S. and Moxey-Mims, M. and Warady, B.A. and Furth, S.L.
DOI: 10.2215/CJN.05750513
2014

Medication Treatment Complexity and Adherence in Children with CKD
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
T. D. Blydt-Hansen and C. B. Pierce and Y. Cai and D. Samsonov and S. Massengill and M. Moxey-Mims and B. A. Warady and S. L. Furth
DOI: 10.2215/cjn.05750513
11/2013

Class II HLA Epitope Matching-A Strategy to MinimizeDe NovoDonor-Specific Antibody Development and Improve Outcomes
American Journal of Transplantation
C. Wiebe and D. Pochinco and T. D. Blydt-Hansen and J. Ho and P. E. Birk and M. Karpinski and A. Goldberg and L. J. Storsley and I. W. Gibson and D. N. Rush and P. W. Nickerson
DOI: 10.1111/ajt.12478
10/2013

Substantial practice variation exists in the management of childhood nephrotic syndrome
Pediatric Nephrology
Susan Samuel and Catherine J. Morgan and Martin Bitzan and Cherry Mammen and Allison B. Dart and Braden J. Manns and R. Todd Alexander and Robin L. Erickson and Silviu Grisaru and Andrew W. Wade and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Janusz Feber and Steven Arora and Christoph Licht and Michael Zappitelli
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-013-2546-0
08/2013

Dietary Linoleic Acid and  -Linolenic Acid Differentially Affect Renal Oxylipins and Phospholipid Fatty Acids in Diet-Induced Obese Rats
Journal of Nutrition
S. P. B. Caligiuri and K. Love and T. Winter and J. Gauthier and C. G. Taylor and T. Blydt-Hansen and P. Zahradka and H. M. Aukema
DOI: 10.3945/jn.113.177360
07/2013

Assessment of Identity and Quality of Life in Diabetic and Renal Transplant Adolescents in Comparison to Healthy Adolescents
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Tziona Lugasi and Marie Achille and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Marie-José Clermont and Louis Geoffroy and Laurent Legault and Véronique Phan and Lorraine E. Bell
DOI: 10.1007/s10880-012-9344-x
05/2013

The impact of short stature on health-related quality of life in children with chronic kidney disease.
The Journal of pediatrics
Al-Uzri A and Matheson M and Gipson DS and Mendley SR and Hooper SR and Yadin O and Rozansky DJ and Moxey-Mims M and Furth SL and Warady BA and Gerson AC and Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Study Group
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.03.016
PubMed: 23628375
04/2013

The development of bone mineral lateralization in the arms.
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
DOI: 10.1007/s00198-012-2054-2
PubMed: 22744715
03/2013

Pediatric kidney transplant practice patterns and outcome benchmarks, 1987-2010: A report of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies
Pediatric Transplantation
Jodi M. Smith and Karen Martz and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/petr.12034
01/2013

Association of Income Level With Kidney Disease Severity and Progression Among Children and Adolescents With CKD: A Report From the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Guillermo Hidalgo and Derek K. Ng and Marva Moxey-Mims and Maria Lourdes Minnick and Tom Blydt-Hansen and Bradley A. Warady and Susan L. Furth
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.06.013
2013

Evolution and Clinical Pathologic Correlations of De Novo Donor-Specific HLA Antibody Post Kidney Transplant
American Journal of Transplantation
C. Wiebe and I. W. Gibson and T. D. Blydt-Hansen and M. Karpinski and J. Ho and L. J. Storsley and A. Goldberg and P. E. Birk and D. N. Rush and P. W. Nickerson
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04013.x
03/2012

Skeletal findings in children recently initiating glucocorticoids for the treatment of nephrotic syndrome.
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
DOI: 10.1007/s00198-011-1621-2
PubMed: 21494860
02/2012

Incident vertebral fractures among children with rheumatic disorders 12 months after glucocorticoid initiation: a national observational study.
Arthritis care & research
DOI: 10.1002/acr.20589
PubMed: 22213727
01/2012

Pretransplant serologic testing to identify the risk of polyoma BK viremia in pediatric kidney transplant recipients
Pediatric Transplantation
Abdalla M. Ali and Ian W. Gibson and Patricia Birk and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2011.01583.x
11/2011

Reliability of resting blood pressure measurement and classification using an oscillometric device in children with chronic kidney disease.
The Journal of pediatrics
Flynn JT and Pierce CB and Miller ER and Charleston J and Samuels JA and Kupferman J and Furth SL and Warady BA and Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Study Group
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.08.071
PubMed: 22048052
11/2011

Enhanced resolution of interstitial fibrosis in pediatric renal allograft biopsies using image analysis of trichrome stain
Pediatric Transplantation
Patricia E. Birk and John S. Gill and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Ian W. Gibson
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01376.x
10/2010

Policy Statement of Canadian Society of Transplantation and Canadian Society of Nephrology on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism
Transplantation
John S. Gill and Aviva Goldberg and G. V. Ramesh Prasad and Marie-Chantal Fortin and Tom-Blydt Hansen and Adeera Levin and Jagbir Gill and Marcello Tonelli and Lee Anne Tibbles and Greg Knoll and Edward H. Cole and Timothy Caulfield
DOI: 10.1097/tp.0b013e3181efd030
10/2010

Histological progression of chronic renal allograft injury comparing sirolimus and mycophenolate mofetil-based protocols. A single-center, prospective, randomized, controlled study
Pediatric Transplantation
Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Ian W. Gibson and Patricia E. Birk
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01374.x
09/2010

Transplantation outcomes in primary hyperoxaluria.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Bergstralh EJ and Monico CG and Lieske JC and Herges RM and Langman CB and Hoppe B and Milliner DS and IPHR Investigators
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03271.x
PubMed: 20849551
09/2010

Canadian Society of Transplantation and Canadian Society of Nephrology Commentary on the 2009 KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Greg A. Knoll and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Patricia Campbell and Marcelo Cantarovich and Edward Cole and Todd Fairhead and John S. Gill and Sita Gourishankar and Diane Hebert and Anthony Hodsman and Andrew A. House and Atul Humar and Martin Karpinski and S. Joseph Kim and Rahul Mainra and G.V. Ramesh Prasad
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2010.05.004
08/2010

Patterns of Chronic Injury in Pediatric Renal Allografts
Transplantation
Allison B. Dart and Albrecht Schall and Ian W. Gibson and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Patricia E. Birk
DOI: 10.1097/tp.0b013e3181bc5e49
02/2010

The Use of Immunoglobulin Therapy for Patients Undergoing Solid Organ Transplantation: An Evidence-Based Practice Guideline
Transfusion Medicine Reviews
Nadine Shehata and Valerie A. Palda and Ralph M. Meyer and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Patricia Campbell and Carl Cardella and Steven Martin and Peter Nickerson and Kevork Peltekian and Heather Ross and Tom K. Waddell and Lori West and David Anderson and John Freedman and Heather Hume
DOI: 10.1016/j.tmrv.2009.09.010
01/2010

Patterns of chronic injury in pediatric renal allografts
Transplantation
Dart, A.B. and Schall, A. and Gibson, I.W. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Birk, P.E.
DOI: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181bc5e49
2010

Prevalent vertebral fractures among children initiating glucocorticoid therapy for the treatment of rheumatic disorders
Arthritis Care and Research
Huber, A.M. and Gaboury, I. and Cabral, D.A. and Lang, B. and Ni, A. and Stephure, D. and Taback, S. and Dent, P. and Ellsworth, J. and LeBlanc, C. and Saint-Cyr, C. and Scuccimarri, R. and Hay, J. and Lentle, B. and Matzinger, M. and Shenouda, N. and Moher, D. and Rauch, F. and Siminoski, K. and Ward, L.M. and Feber, J. and Halton, J. and Roth, J. and Kloiber, R. and Lewis, V. and Midgley, J. and Miettunen, P. and Dix, D.B. and Houghton, K. and Nadel, H.R. and White, C. and Clarson, C. and Stein, R. and Cairney, E. and Filler, G. and Grimmer, J. and Sparrow, K. and Cummings, E. and Fernandez, C. and O'Brien, K. and Ross, A. and Atkinson, S. and Arora, S. and Barr, R. and Coblentz, C. and Webber, C. and Rodd, C. and Abish, S. and Bell, L. and Glorieux, F. and Alos, N. and Dubois, J. and Laverdière, C. and Phan, V. and Couch, R. and Pinsk, M. and Wilson, B. and Grant, R. and Charron, M. and Hebert, D. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Israels, S. and Oen, K. and Reed, M.
DOI: 10.1002/acr.20171
2010

Masked hypertension associates with left ventricular hypertrophy in children with CKD
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Mitsnefes, M. and Flynn, J. and Cohn, S. and Samuels, J. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Saland, J. and Kimball, T. and Furth, S. and Warady, B.
DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2009060609
2010

Policy statement of canadian society of transplantation and canadian society of nephrology on organ trafficking and transplant tourism
Transplantation
Gill, J.S. and Goldberg, A. and Prasad, G.V.R. and Fortin, M.-C. and Hansen, T.-B. and Levin, A. and Gill, J. and Tonelli, M. and Tibbles, L.A. and Knoll, G. and Cole, E.H. and Caulfield, T.
DOI: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181efd030
2010

Masked Hypertension Associates with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Children with CKD
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
M. Mitsnefes and J. Flynn and S. Cohn and J. Samuels and T. Blydt-Hansen and J. Saland and T. Kimball and S. Furth and B. Warady and for the CKiD Study Group
DOI: 10.1681/asn.2009060609
11/2009

Advanced vertebral fracture among newly diagnosed children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: results of the Canadian Steroid-Associated Osteoporosis in the Pediatric Population (STOPP) research program.
Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
DOI: 10.1359/jbmr.090202
PubMed: 19210218
07/2009

Macroalbuminuria and Renal Pathology in First Nation Youth With Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes Care
E. A.C. Sellers and T. D. Blydt-Hansen and H. J. Dean and I. W. Gibson and P. E. Birk and M. Ogborn
DOI: 10.2337/dc08-1828
02/2009

The concurrent presentation of minimal change nephrotic syndrome and aplastic anemia
Pediatric Nephrology
Abrams, E.M. and Gibson, I.W. and Blydt-Hansen, T.D.
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-008-0994-8
2009

Impact of socioeconomic status on the prevalence of dementia in an inner city memory disorders clinic
International Psychogeriatrics
Fischer, C. and Yeung, E. and Hansen, T. and Gibbons, S. and Fornazzari, L. and Ringer, L. and Schweizer, T.A.
DOI: 10.1017/S1041610209990846
2009

Knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and subjective memory impairment in Latin American seniors in the Greater Toronto Area
International Psychogeriatrics
Fornazzari, L. and Fischer, C. and Hansen, T. and Ringer, L.
DOI: 10.1017/S1041610209990433
2009

Changes in height, BMI and bone density in children with nephrotic syndrome during six months prospective follow-up
American Society of Nephrology
2008

Low incidence of adverse events in outpatient pediatric renal allograft biopsies
Pediatric Transplantation
Patricia E. Birk and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Allison B. Dart and Lisa M. Kaita and Cynthia Proulx and Gerald Taylor
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2006.00659.x
03/2007

Pediatric ESRD in Canada: A review of the last quarter century
CIHI Annual Report
2007

Biopsy-proven acute tubular necrosis in a child attributed to vancomycin intoxication
Pediatric Nephrology
Brandy Alexandra Wicklow and Malcolm Robert Ogborn and Ian William Gibson and Tom David Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-006-0152-0
05/2006

Canadian Society of Transplantation consensus guidelines on eligibility for kidney transplantation.
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.051291
PubMed: 16275969
11/2005

Canadian Society of Transplantation: consensus guidelines on eligibility for kidney transplantation.
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Knoll, G. and Cockfield, S. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Baran, D. and Kiberd, B. and Landsberg, D. and Rush, D. and Cole, E.
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.1041588
2005

Erratum: Canadian Society of Transplantation consensus guidelines on eligibility for kidney transplantation (Canadian Medical Association Journal (2005) 173, 10 (1181-1184)) DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.051291
CMAJ
Knoll, G. and Cockfield, S. and Blydt-Hansen, T.
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.051428
2005

Surveillance biopsies are superior to functional studies for the diagnosis of acute and chronic renal allograft pathology in children
Pediatric Transplantation
Patricia E. Birk and Karen M. Stannard and Helen B. Konrad and Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Malcolm R. Ogborn and Mary S. Cheang and John G. Gartner and Ian W. Gibson
DOI: 10.1046/j.1397-3142.2003.00122.x
02/2004

Gene Transfer-Induced Local Heme Oxygenase-1 Overexpression Protects Rat Kidney Transplants From Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
T. D. Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1097/01.asn.0000050760.87113.25
03/2003

Children are not small adults.
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
PubMed: 12566324
02/2003

Children are not small adults [1]
CMAJ
Dean, H. and Sellers, E. and Birk, P. and Blydt-Hansen, T. and Ogborn, M. and Tobe, S.
2003

Gene transfer-induced local heme oxygenase-1 overexpression protects rat kidney transplants from ischemia/reperfusion injury
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Blydt-Hansen, T.D. and Katori, M. and Lassman, C. and Ke, B. and Coito, A.J. and Iyer, S. and Buelow, R. and Ettenger, R. and Busuttil, R.W. and Kupiec-Weglinski, J.W.
DOI: 10.1097/01.ASN.0000050760.87113.25
2003

PHEX expression in parathyroid gland and parathyroid hormone dysregulation in X-linked hypophosphatemia
Pediatric Nephrology
Tom D. Blydt-Hansen and Harriet S. Tenenhouse and Paul Goodyer
DOI: 10.1007/s004670050669
08/1999

RECOVERY OF RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS FROM STETHOSCOPES BY CONVENTIONAL VIRAL CULTURE AND POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Tom Blydt-Hansen and Kanta Subbarao and Patrick Quennec and Jane McDonald
DOI: 10.1097/00006454-199902000-00017
02/1999

Research

The CNTRP (Canadian National Transplant Research Program)
is a CIHR co-funded large network of researchers who are collectively undertaking 6 unique research programs that are supported by 3 cores. This includes a pediatric solid organ transplant research program that will focus on age and developmental changes in the immune system, drug pharmacokinetics, viral infection susceptibility and systems-related issues affecting adherence across the spectrum of mid and late-adolescence.

The PROBE Multicenter Cohort study
(Pediatric Renal transplant Optimization using BiomarkErs) is a CHIR funded program to identify urine biomarkers of kidney allograft injury such as acute rejection, in children after kidney transplantation. It follows on an initial cohort study that has identified urinary chemokines and metabolite profiles that accurately detect acute rejecton. The current study will validate these findings in a multi-center cohort, establish the time-course for appearance and disappearance of "risk" signals in the first year after transplant, and deterimine the whether these events which are not otherwise detectable are associated with worse long-term outcome as measured by histology, kidney function and development of de novo donor-specific antibodies.

Grants

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) “Applying Biomarkers to Long-term Effects in Child and Adolescent Cancer Treatment (ABLE Team).” Oct 2011-Sep 2016. PI: Schultz, Kirk Raymond, Tom Blydt-Hansen (collaborator), L.R. Brandao, R. Broady, B.C. Carleton, G. Cuvelier, M.R. Hayden, A.Y.Y. Lee, M.N.Pinsk, C.J.D. Ross, M. Spavor.

Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. “PROBE-Adherence: Therapeutic drug exposure and outcome in pediatric kidney transplant recipients converting from twice-daily tacrolimus to daily extended-release tacrolimus.” Apr 2014- Sept 2018. PI: Tom Blydt-Hansen, Beth Foster, Ian Gibson, Julie Ho, Peter Nickerson, Atul Sharma, David Wishart.

Canadian Diabetes Association “Improving cardiovascular risk in adolescents with diabetes through research (iCARE).” Jan 2011-Dec 2014. PI: Allison Dart, Tom Blydt-Hansen (co-investigator), J. McGavock, E. Sellers, H. Dean.

Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. "Pediatric Kidney Health and Transplant Education Resource: Pre-Transplant". December 2014. April 1 2015 - March 30 2016. PI: Julie Strong, Tom Blydt-Hansen.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) “Non-Invasive monitoring of pediatric kidney allograft injury to improve diagnosis and patient outcomes” Oct 2012- Sep 2017. PI: Tom Blydt-Hansen, Julie Ho, Peter Nickerson, David Wishart, Ian Gibson.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) “Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP).” Apr 2013- Mar 2018. PI: West L. Caulfield T, Hebert MJ, Humar A, Knoll G, Levings M, Mital S, Roy DC, Schultz K, Shapiro J, Tom Blydt-Hansen.

Astellas Canada "PROBE Adherence: Therapeutic drug exposure and outcome in pediatric kidney transplant recipients converting from twice-daily tacrolimus to daily extended-release tacrolimus". June 2014 - May 2018. PI: Tom Blydt-Hansen.

Research Group Members

David Camarda, Research Undergraduate Student
Ella Chan, Research Assistant
Serena Chan, TBH Lab Trainee
Caitlyn Chan, TBH Lab Student Volunteer
Irene Chen, TBH Master's Student
Victoria Chong, TBH Lab Student Volunteer
Michael Collins
Bita Ghorbani, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Mike Guron, Research Staff
Parsa Khanbadr, TBH Student Volunteer
Linda Li, Research Assistant
Samantha Lui, Medical Flex Student
Jasmin Malhi, Undergraduate Student
Kimia Navirian, TBH Lab WorkLearn Student
Minh Nguyen, TBH Worklearn Student
Isabella Parrotta, Research Assistant
Amy Thachil, Research Assistant
William Wang, Clinical Resident
Christopher Yu, TBH Lab Undergraduate Student