The Burden of Nephrotoxic Drug Prescriptions in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Retrospective Population-Based Study in Southern Italy

@inproceedings{Ingrasciotta2014TheBO,
  title={The Burden of Nephrotoxic Drug Prescriptions in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Retrospective Population-Based Study in Southern Italy},
  author={Ylenia Ingrasciotta and Janet Sultana and Francesco Giorgianni and Achille Patrizio Caputi and Vincenzo Arcoraci and D. Tar{\`i} and Claudio Linguiti and Margherita Perrotta and Andrea Nucita and Fabio Pellegrini and Andrea Fontana and Lorenzo Cavagna and Domenico Santoro and Gianluca Trifir{\`o}},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The use of nephrotoxic drugs can further worsening renal function in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. It is therefore imperative to explore prescribing practices that can negatively affect CKD patients. AIM To analyze the use of nephrotoxic drugs in CKD patients in a general population of Southern Italy during the years 2006-2011. METHODS The general practice "Arianna" database contains data from 158,510 persons, registered with 123 general practitioners (GPs) of Caserta… CONTINUE READING
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