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The Central American Epidemic of CKD.
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PMID:  23099656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Recent reports have described an apparent epidemic of CKD along the Pacific coast of Central America, such that CKD is a leading cause of death among working-age men in lower-altitude agricultural communities in this region. Given the limited availability of kidney replacement therapies in this region, CKD often is a terminal diagnosis, lending greater urgency to the identification of a modifiable cause. This article discusses the epidemiology of CKD in this region, reviews the clinical features of this CKD outbreak, discusses potential causes and the evidence supporting these hypotheses, and highlights the wider implications of this epidemic of CKD.
Daniel E Weiner; Michael D McClean; James S Kaufman; Daniel R Brooks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1555-905X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Am Soc Nephrol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101271570     Medline TA:  Clin J Am Soc Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts;, †Department of Environmental Health, and, §Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, ‡Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System New York, New York.
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