April 25, 2017
By 2013, cardiovascular deaths attributed to reduced kidney function outnumbered kidney failure deaths globally, suggesting that early detection and treatment of chronic kidney disease may be necessary to decrease these deaths, according to data published in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
‘The burden of health loss and premature mortality within the [chronic kidney disease] population to CVD is less known,” Bernadette Thomas, MD, MS, clinical assistant professor of global health at University of Washington, and colleagues wrote. “Understanding the true societal impact of [chronic kidney disease] requires evaluating the independent burden of [end-stage renal disease] and reduced [glomerular filtration rate]-associated CVD. Such data would guide national priorities regarding the benefit of early [chronic kidney disease] detection.”