Cochrane Renal Group

The Renal Health Library 2005

The 2005 edition of the Renal Health Library [produced by the Cochrane Renal Group] is no longer available online via the web. The licence for the online edition ran from June 2005 - July 2006 and has now expired. The CD version is still available. Please email for a copy of the CD.

Due to financial constraints we were unable to produce the Renal Health Library in 2006, but we hope to be able to publish a new issue again soon.

The Renal Health Library contains 80 full-text Cochrane reviews, over 8000 records of randomised controlled trials (both ongoing and published), as well as a selection of Non-Cochrane meta-analyses and studies of diagnostic test accuracy.

The Library covers kidney transplantation, renal artery stenosis, haemodialysis, glomerulonephritis, acute renal failure, diabetic nephropathy, peritoneal dialysis, chronic renal failure, urinary tract infections and diagnostic tests.

The Library has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Australia.

To obtain your free copy of the Renal Health Library 2005 CD:

  1. email; include your name and postal address
  2. OR
  3. contact
    Cochrane Renal Group
    Centre for Kidney Research
    The Children's Hospital at Westmead
    Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145 Australia
    Tel: +61 2 9845 1292
    Fax: +61 2 9845 3038

The CD requires a PC with a Pentium processor or higher and Microsoft Windows 95 or later.

Renal Health Library Feedback

Your feedback will help us to develop and improve the Renal Health Library. You can complete and submit an online feedback form, or print a copy and post or fax it to us

Fax to:
+ 61 2 9845 3038
Post to:
The Cochrane Renal Group
Centre for Kidney Research
Locked Bag 4001
Westmead NSW 2145 AUSTRALIA

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nephrology series

Listen to a podcast of
Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections

A subscription may be required if accessing outside Australia.

Research Priorities in Chronic Kidney Disease

A national workshop was convened on the 7th February 2014 in Sydney to explore research priorities in chronic kidney disease.

The report posted below provides an overview of the participants, the process, and the preliminary results of the workshop.

Read the report:


For further information contact Allison Tong, Centre for Kidney Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Westmead NSW 2145

t: +61 2 9845 1482

Introduction to writing
a Cochrane systematic review:
Sydney workshop 10-12 December 2014

Other workshop details

Help us with our Renal Trials Register

Do you have conference proceedings [books or cd-roms] that you no longer need or could lend to us for hadsearching? If so, email Ruth Mitchell for details


Are you interested in helping us handsearch journals or conference proceedings. To find out more about our handsearching activities, email Gail Higgins