Epidemic of end-stage renal disease in people with diabetes in the United States population: do we know the cause?

@article{Jones2005EpidemicOE,
  title={Epidemic of end-stage renal disease in people with diabetes in the United States population: do we know the cause?},
  author={Camille Arnel Jones and Andrzej S Krolewski and John J. Rogus and Jay L Xue and Allan Collins and James H. Warram},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={1684-91}
}
BACKGROUND The number of individuals initiating renal replacement therapy in the United States population grew exponentially over the past two decades. Cases of end-stage renal diseae (ESRD) attributed to diabetes accounted for most of this increase. In this report we examined factors that may account for the increase to determine whether it truly represents an epidemic of ESRD due to diabetes. METHODS We reviewed time trends in data of the United States Renal Data system, the Diabetes… CONTINUE READING