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Prevalence and variation of chronic kidney disease in the Irish health system: initial findings from the National Kidney Disease Surveillance Programme
Stack, Austin G.; Casserly, Liam F.; Cronin, Cornelius J.; Chernenko, Tetyana; Cullen, Walter; Hannigan, Ailish; Rajiv, Saran; Johnson, Howard; Browne, Gemma; Ferguson, John P.
Background: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a major non-communicable chronic disease that is associated with adverse clinical and economic outcomes. Passive surveillance systems are likely to improve efforts for prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and inform national service planning. This study was conducted to determine the overall prevalence of CKD in the Irish health system, assess period trends and explore patterns of variation as part of a novel surveillance initiative.Methods: We identified 207, 336 adult patients, age 18 and over, with serum creatinine measurements recorded from a provincial database between 2005-2011 in the Northwest of Ireland. Estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) were determined using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation from standardized creatinine measurements and the presence of CKD was defined as eGFR PUBLISHED peer-reviewed
Keyword(s): health system; epidemiology; risk factors; glomerular-filtration-rate; serum creatinine; United States; death
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): BMC Nephrology;15:185
Publisher(s): BioMed Central
First Indexed: 2016-01-23 05:28:55 Last Updated: 2018-04-28 06:29:35