Early detection of kidney disease in community settings: the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP).

@article{Brown2003EarlyDO,
  title={Early detection of kidney disease in community settings: the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP).},
  author={Wendy Weinstock Brown and Rosalind M. Peters and Suzanne E. Ohmit and William F. Keane and Allan Collins and Shu-Chen Chen and Karren King and Michael J. Klag and Donald A. Molony and John M. Flack},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={22-35}
}
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 that implementation of a targeted screening program in communities with high-risk populations would detect previously unidentified persons with or at high risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) with a prevalence that exceeds that predicted for CKD in the general population. METHODS Persons with hypertension or… CONTINUE READING
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