Chronic kidney disease (CKD): the scope of the global problem

Anne T. Reutens and Robert C. Atkins

in Chronic Kidney Disease

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Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199549313
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191763465 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series

Chronic kidney disease (CKD): the scope of the global problem

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After defining chronic kidney disease (CKD), discussing the classification of CKD, and defining end-stage renal disease (ESRD), this chapter look at the problems with international comparisons of ESRD data before covering the prevalence of CKD in Western countries, Asian countries, and in developing countries, and the incidence of CKD in Western countries and in ethnic minorities in the West. It also covers the prevalence and incidence of treated ESRD, and the global cost of CKD and ESRD.

Chapter.  10681 words. 

Subjects: Nephrology

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