ISN Webinar: Challenges and opportunities for interventions in CKDu
This webinar focuses on a recognized need for interventions to benefit patients and communities affected by chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) and Meso-american nephropathy. Brendan Smyth will highlight potentially relevant interventional study designs, while Nishantha Nanayakkara and Jason Glaser will offer real-world case studies implementing interventions at individual and workplace levels. The goal is to assist future researchers in designing and implementing successful studies that will both benefit affected communities and generate new insights into disease pathophysiology.
- Identify clinical trial designs potentially applicable to CKDu research in low resource settings
- Understand workplace interventions and frameworks for evaluation of their impact
- Recognize challenges and opportunities for individual level randomized control trials in low-resource settings
Anand S, Caplin B, Gonzalez-Quiroz M, et al. (2019) Epidemiology, molecular, and genetic methodologies to evaluate causes of CKDu around the world: report of the Working Group from the ISN International Consortium of Collaborators on CKDu. Kidney Int 96: 1254-1260.
Caplin B, Yang CW, Anand S, et al. (2019) The International Society of Nephrology’s International Consortium of Collaborators on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology: report of the working group on approaches to population-level detection strategies and recommendations for a minimum dataset. Kidney Int 95: 4-10.