The chronic kidney disease epidemic: stepping back and looking forward.

@article{Kiberd2006TheCK,
  title={The chronic kidney disease epidemic: stepping back and looking forward.},
  author={Bryce A. Kiberd},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={2967-73}
}
  • Bryce A. Kiberd
  • Published 2006 in
    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology…
Estimating the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is no simple task. The overall prevalence is relatively low but may be higher in select populations that are not accessible to surveys (e.g., certain ethnic groups, the sick or elderly). Moreover, the tests that define CKD lack precision and transportability to healthy populations. During the past decade, it is not clear that CKD has grown substantially. Some epidemiologic factors that are associated with CKD (obesity and diabetes) are… CONTINUE READING