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dc.contributor.authorPham, T
dc.contributor.authorAljishi, M
dc.contributor.authorChan, J
dc.contributor.authorHan, T
dc.contributor.authorMcgrail, M
dc.contributor.authorBorg, J
dc.contributor.authorMoore, J
dc.contributor.authorRanganathan, D
dc.contributor.authorThet, Z
dc.description.abstractAim: To determine the effect of a severe cyclone on incidence of glomerular disease (GD) in Central Queensland, Australia. Background: There is a growing body of evidence that incidence of GD is increased by environmental pollution. To date, no studies have investigated any correlation between severe cyclone and the incidence of GD. Methods: This was a retrospective observational single region study of all GD 3 years pre‐ and post‐cyclone Marcia which occurred on 20th February 2015. Exclusion criteria were GD due to hepatitis B or C virus, HIV‐associated nephropathy, plasma cell dyscrasias, and paraneoplastic glomerulopathy. Results: There was an increased rate of anti‐neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) associated renal vasculitis (AAV) following Cyclone Marcia (pre‐cyclone: 1 case, 1.5 cases per million person years (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.5 to 4.5)) to post‐cyclone: 10 cases, 15.1 cases per million person years (95% CI: 5.5 to 24.6) with incidence rate ratio (IRR): 10.0 (95% CI: 1.4 to 444.0), p = 0.006). There was no change in incidence rate of other GD diseases such as IgA nephropathy (3 cases vs. 8 cases, IRR: 2.7 (95% CI: 0.6 to 15.6), p = 0.15), lupus nephritis (1 case vs. 4 cases, IRR: 4.0 (95% CI: 0.4 to 197.0), p = 0.22), membranoproliferative glomerular nephritis (0 cases vs. 2 cases), membranous nephropathy (3 cases vs. 7 cases, IRR: 2.3 (95% CI: 0.5 to 14.0), p = 0.23) and minimal change disease (2 cases vs. 3 cases, IRR: 1.5 (95% CI: −3.7 to 21.9, p = 0.69). Conclusions: This study suggested an association between a category V cyclone and increased incidence in AAV. This association was not observed in IgA nephropathy, lupus nephritis, membranoproliferative glomerular nephritis, membranous nephropathy and minimal change disease.
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsUrology & Nephrology
dc.titleEffect of severe cyclone on incidence of glomerular disease in Central Queensland of Australia
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conferences (Extract Paper)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPham, T; Aljishi, M; Chan, J; Han, T; Mcgrail, M; Borg, J; Moore, J; Ranganathan, D; Thet, Z, Effect of severe cyclone on incidence of glomerular disease in Central Queensland of Australia, Nephrology, 2020, 25, pp. 25-25
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gro.griffith.authorThet, Zaw
gro.griffith.authorRanganathan, Dwarakanathan

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