Current GREX Projects

Peritoneal Dialysis Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations

Led by Paul Bennett, a multidisciplinary group of GREX members are working together to develop clinical best practice recommendations for physical activity and exercise in Peritoneal Dialysis that would also address common clinical PD exercise controversies. The project is being conducted in collaboration with the Standards and Guidelines Committee of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, with the aim of publishing the guidelines, along with producing a series of knowledge translation materials highlighting how clinicians and patients can put the recommendations into action.

The initiative also includes the development and distribution of a global survey assessing practitioners' perspectives on exercise and physical activity in PD, which is being led by Mike West (USA), as well as a PD exercise guidelines scoping review being led by Kelly Lambert (Australia).

Identifying Common Physical Function Outcomes

Dr. Jennifer MacRae from Calgary is leading a systematic review with GREX collaborators, to identify the most common outcomes used in trials of exercise and physical activity in patients across the CKD spectrum. The over-arching goal of the project is to provide researchers with a comprehensive list of recommended physical function outcomes to use in future studies. Please contact Dr. MacRae if you are interested in participating.