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Epidemiology and Health Outcomes

The Epidemiology and Health Outcomes section considers manuscripts describing epidemiological studies relating to the field of nephrology. The section also considers systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Both qualitative and quantitative studies discussing health outcomes research and outcome measures are also considered by this section. Research related to clinical practice guidelines should be directed to the dedicated Guidelines and Policy section.

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  1. Large, population-based administrative healthcare databases can be used to identify patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) when serum creatinine laboratory results are unavailable. We examined the validity...

    Authors: Jamie L Fleet, Stephanie N Dixon, Salimah Z Shariff, Robert R Quinn, Danielle M Nash, Ziv Harel and Amit X Garg

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2013 14:81

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Population-based data on the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in sub-Saharan Africa is still very limited. We assessed the prevalence and determinants of CKD, and evaluated the concordance of commonly ad...

    Authors: Tandi E Matsha, Yandiswa Y Yako, Megan A Rensburg, Mogamat S Hassan, Andre P Kengne and Rajiv T Erasmus

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2013 14:75

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major issue in public health. Its prevalence has been calculated using estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) by the creatinine-based equations developed in the Modifi...

    Authors: Pierre Delanaye, Etienne Cavalier, Olivier Moranne, Laurence Lutteri, Jean-Marie Krzesinski and Olivier Bruyère

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2013 14:57

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The Liu Comorbidity Index uses the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) to quantify comorbidity in chronic dialysis patients, capturing baseline comorbidities from days 91 through 270 after dialysis initiat...

    Authors: Sally K Rigler, James B Wetmore, Jonathan D Mahnken, Lei Dong, Edward F Ellerbeck and Theresa I Shireman

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2013 14:51

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Obesity and metabolic syndrome play causative roles in the increasing prevalence of proteinuria in the general population. However, in young adult women the clinical significance of incidentally discovered pro...

    Authors: Jwa-Kyung Kim, Young-Su Ju, Sung Jin Moon, Young Rim Song, Hyung Jik Kim and Sung Gyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2013 14:45

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Nephrotic syndrome is one of the most commonly diagnosed kidney diseases in childhood and its progressive forms can lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and/or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). There have been f...

    Authors: Neesha Hussain, J Anastasia Zello, Jovanka Vasilevska-Ristovska, Tonny M Banh, Viral P Patel, Pranali Patel, Christopher D Battiston, Diane Hebert, Christoph P B Licht, Tino D Piscione and Rulan S Parekh

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2013 14:25

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Evidence is lacking to inform providers’ and patients’ decisions about many common treatment strategies for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD).

    Authors: L Ebony Boulware, Navdeep Tangri, Patti L Ephraim, Julia J Scialla, Stephen M Sozio, Deidra C Crews, Tariq Shafi, Dana C Miskulin, Jiannong Liu, Wendy St Peter, Bernard G Jaar, Albert W Wu, Neil R Powe, Sankar D Navaneethan and Karen Bandeen-Roche

    Citation: BMC Nephrology 2012 13:167

    Content type: Study protocol

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