CKDu network (i3C)

The ISN CKDu network (i3C)

As part of its commitment to “kidney health for everyone, everywhere,” and in keeping with the vision statement of ‘ensuring equitable kidney health worldwide,’ the ISN has created the i3C group (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators), a cross-disciplinary network, to facilitate collaboration and information exchange in a field with diverse groups working throughout the world on this critical issue.

The group has published advisory documents to assist with standardizing detection and investigating etiology within a collaborative framework.

Figure 1. Detection approaches: populations and study design

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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. Caplin, Ben et al. Kidney International, Volume 95, Issue 1, 4 – 10

Figure 2. Potential role for, risks and benefits of advanced molecular and genetic techniques in investigating the cause of CKDu

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Reference:
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. Anand, Shuchi et al. Kidney International, Volume 96, 1254–1260

Figure 3. Techniques for biospecimen analyses relevant to CKDu

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Reference:
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. Anand, Shuchi et al. Kidney International, Volume 96, 1254–1260

Become a member of the CKDu network

Would you like to join this network? Contact us at ckdu_observatory@theisn.org.