Karina Renoirte-Lopez

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BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Mexico. However, many residents of underserved areas may be unaware that they potentially are affected. STUDY DESIGN In an observational cross-sectional study, we examined the diagnostic yield of screening for CKD and cardiovascular disease risk factors using mobile(More)
World Kidney Day (WKD) is intended to raise awareness and increase detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD), but most emphasis is placed on adults rather than children. We examined yield of screening for CKD and hypertension among poor children in Mexico. On WKD (2006, 2007), children (age < 18 years) without known CKD were invited to participate at two(More)
End-stage renal disease represents a serious public health problem in Mexico. Close to 9% of the Mexican population has chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 40,000 patients are on dialysis. However, the fragmentation of our health care system has resulted in unequal access to renal replacement therapy. In addition, poor patients in Jalisco with kidney failure(More)
BACKGROUND In 2006, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) introduced World Kidney Day, to educate the public about the importance of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its early detection. This prospective study examined the diagnostic yield of screening for CKD in poor neighborhoods in(More)
Coordinated multidisciplinary care (MDC) could improve management and outcomes of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We opened a nurse-led, MDC CKD clinic in Guadalajara, Mexico. We report the clinic's results between March 2008 and July 2011. The records of 353 patients with CKD stage 3 and 4 were reviewed. Data were collected prospectively. Mean(More)
Little is known about the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among the homeless in Mexico. The role of substance abuse, alcoholism, and homelessness in CKD has not been properly evaluated. We screened 260 homeless individuals in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, for the presence of CKD and its risk factors, and compared their characteristics with those(More)
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