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Kidney disease as a risk factor for development of cardiovascular disease: a statement from the American Heart Association Councils on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, High Blood Pressure Research,
Chronic kidney disease1 (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. In the United States, there is a rising incidence and prevalence of kidney failure, with poor outcomes and high cost. The number ofExpand
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Major causes of death among men and women in China.
BACKGROUND With China's rapid economic development, the disease burden may have changed in the country. We studied the major causes of death and modifiable risk factors in a nationally representativeExpand
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Blood pressure and end-stage renal disease in men.
BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease in the United States creates a large burden for both individuals and society as a whole. Efforts to prevent the condition require an understanding of modifiableExpand
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MYH9 is associated with nondiabetic end-stage renal disease in African Americans
As end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has a four times higher incidence in African Americans compared to European Americans, we hypothesized that susceptibility alleles for ESRD have a higher frequencyExpand
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A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Context.— Aspirin has been widely used to prevent myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke but some studies have suggested it increases risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Objective.— To estimate the riskExpand
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Type of vascular access and survival among incident hemodialysis patients: the Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for ESRD (CHOICE) Study.
Arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) have advantages over arteriovenous grafts (AVG) and central venous catheters (CVC), but whether AVF are associated independently with better survival is unclear. RecentExpand
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Early detection of kidney disease in community settings: the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP).
BACKGROUND Early identification of persons at risk for kidney disease provides an opportunity to prevent or delay its progression and decrease morbidity and mortality. Our hypothesis was thatExpand
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Plasma lipids and risk of developing renal dysfunction: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study.
BACKGROUND Animal and in vitro data suggest that dyslipidemia plays an important role in the initiation and progression of chronic renal disease, but few prospective studies have been conducted inExpand
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Risk factors for chronic kidney disease: a prospective study of 23,534 men and women in Washington County, Maryland.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an increasing cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Prospective data on risk factors for CKD are limited to men, and few studies examine theExpand
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