Claudine T Jurkovitz

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BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is recognized as an independent cardiovascular disease risk state. The relationship between CKD and cardiovascular disease in volunteer and general populations has not been explored. METHODS The National Kidney Foundation Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) is a community-based health-screening program to raise(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have high rates of comorbid conditions, including cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, and CKD-related complications. In individuals aged > or = 65 years, we sought to describe the prevalence of CKD determined from laboratory test results in the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP; n(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) recently was identified as a public health problem requiring a public health prevention approach. The National Kidney Foundation Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP), initiated in 2000, meets the definition of a public health program, offering surveillance and early detection of CKD. This report aims to detail(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular mortality, but little is known about the association between physician utilization and cardiovascular disease risk-factor control in patients with CKD. We used 2005-2010 data from the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) to examine this(More)
BACKGROUND Albuminuria is an important marker for chronic kidney disease and progression to end-stage renal disease in the general population; understanding racial and ethnic differences can help inform efforts to reduce health disparities. We sought to estimate independent associations of race/ethnicity with albuminuria to determine whether observed(More)
Little is known about excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in heart failure (HF). The aim of this cross-sectional descriptive study was to describe the prevalence of EDS and factors associated with it in HF. A secondary purpose was to explore the correlates of fatigue. We enrolled a consecutive sample of 280 adults with a confirmed diagnosis of chronic HF(More)
BACKGROUND Uninsured adults in the United States have poor access to health care services and worse health outcomes than insured adults. Little is known about the association between lack of insurance and chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or death in patients at high risk of kidney disease. We used 2000-2011 data(More)
BACKGROUND People with or at high risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of premature morbidity and mortality. We sought to examine the effect of care provided by a primary care physician (PCP) on survival for all participants in the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) and the effect of care provided by a(More)
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