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American Journal of Kidney Diseases Publishes Paper From 2023 ISN-Global Kidney Health Atlas Data

The paper “Organization and Structures for Detection and Monitoring of CKD Across World Countries and Regions: Observational Data From a Global Survey” has been published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Read the paper by Tungsanga et al. here

The ISN-Global Kidney Health Atlas (ISN-GKHA) is a worldwide survey assessing current kidney care capacity.

Early detection and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are crucial to preventing kidney failure. A survey of 167 countries revealed significant disparities: Only 19% had CKD registries, and only 25% implemented CKD detection programs in their national policies. Routine case-finding was common for people living with diabetes and hypertension. However, limited access to tools like glomerular filtration rate and urine albumin-creatinine ratio, particularly in low and lower-middle-income countries, hinders CKD detection. Global efforts are needed to address these disparities and improve CKD prevention.

Access the 2023 ISN-GKHA report findings, including all prior publications, here.

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