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Chronic Kidney Disease Hits Agricultural Communities
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Chronic Kidney Disease Hits Agricultural Communities

The Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Etiology (CKDu): Authors from Sri Lanka, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cuba, Mexico, Italy & the USA

CKDu: A Global Phenomenon in Poor Farming Communities

Challenges for Health Systems & Epidemiology

The International Nephrology Society and CKDu

Poverty's Relation to CKD Worldwide

PLUS, latest research and perspectives on clinical characterization, histopathology, spatial distribution, and potential risk factors....and a Special Abstracts Section and Landmark Documents on CKDu.


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Cobertura Universal
de Salud en Latinoamérica
Enfermedad Renal Crónica
Azota Comunidades Agrícolas
Selecciones 2015
Selecciones 2014
Selecciones 2013
Table of Contents
CKDu: A Perfect Storm
CKDu Ravages the Salvadoran Countryside
Conner Gorry MA
Special Article
Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Agricultural Communities
Miguel Almaguer MD, et al.
Original Research
Risk Factors for Reduced Glomerular Filtration Rate in a Nicaraguan Community Affected by Mesoamerican Nephropathy
Nathan Raines MPH, et al.
Epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults of Salvadoran Agricultural Communities
Carlos M. Orantes MD, et al.
Spatial Distribution of Unspecified Chronic Kidney Disease in El Salvador by Crop Area Cultivated and Ambient Temperature
Darcy R. VanDervort, et al.
Clinical Characteristics of Chronic Kidney Disease of Nontraditional Causes in Salvadoran Farming Communities
Raúl Herrera MD PhD DrSc, et al.
Histopathology of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Salvadoran Agricultural Communities
Laura López-Marín MD MS, et al.
Chronic Kidney Disease and Associated Risk Factors in Two Salvadoran Farming Communities, 2012
Xavier F. Vela MD, et al.
Review Article
Update on Uncertain Etiology of Chronic Kidney Disease in Sri Lanka’s North-Central Dry Zone
Kamani Wanigasuriya MBBS MD MPhil FRCP FCCP
Chronic Kidney Disease in Central American Agricultural Communities: Challenges for Epidemiology and Public Health
Luis Carlos Silva PhD DrSc and Pedro Ordúñez MD PhD
Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology Should Be Renamed Chronic Agrochemical Nephropathy
Saroj Jayasinghe MBBS MD FRCP
International Society of Nephrology’s Perspective on the Emergence of Chronic Kidney Diseases of Unknown/Undetermined Etiology
Giuseppe Remuzzi MD FRCP and Norberto Perico MD
Chronic Kidney Disease in Our Farming Communities: Implications of an Epidemic
María Isabel Rodríguez MD
Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology: A Disease Related to Global Warming?
Richard J. Johnson MD, et al.
CKDu: Strategies for Saving Lives Now
Jason Glaser and Ilana Weiss MA MPH, on behalf of La Isla Foundation
Poverty: The Common Denominator of CKD’s Global Threat
Guillermo García-García MD FACP FASN
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Special Abstracts
Research & Perspectives on Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Etiology in International Journals
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