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CONTEXT Kidney transplantation is the best treatment option for kidney failure, but the supply of donor kidneys remains small. OBJECTIVE To understand the public's attitude toward living donor kidney donation in Singapore. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS, INTERVENTION, OUTCOME MEASURES: A crosssectional study of a convenience sample of 1520 members of(More)
BACKGROUND Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in Singapore. While preventive effects have focused on early detection and education, little is known about the knowledge level of chronic kidney disease (CKD) locally. We seek to evaluate the knowledge of CKD among primary care patients. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey of a(More)
INTRODUCTION Waiting times for kidney transplant are long in Singapore. Healthrelated quality of life (HRQoL) of patients might be affected as a result of the stress of the long wait and the uncertainty of being called to undergo a surgical operation. This study aimed to measure the HRQoL of patients on the kidney transplant waiting list and to identify(More)
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