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Chronic Kidney Disease a Warning Sign Independent of Hypertension or Diabetes, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Study


9/26/2012 7:12:27 AM

Two new studies from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium found that the presence of chronic kidney disease itself can be a strong indicator of the risk of death and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) even in patients without hypertension or diabetes. Both hypertension and diabetes are common conditions with chronic kidney disease with hypertension being the most prevalent. The studies were released online in advance of publication in The Lancet.

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