End-stage renal disease: a southern epidemic.

  title={End-stage renal disease: a southern epidemic.},
  author={Michael A. Moore},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={87 10},
During the past decade, the annual incidence of patients entering long-term dialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has been increasing, while mortality from stroke and coronary artery heart disease has been decreasing. In the Southeast, hypertension is the most common cause of ESRD, followed closely by diabetes mellitus occurring most frequently in older minority patients, particularly blacks. The causes of the increase in ESRD are not known. Although control of any degree of hypertension… CONTINUE READING