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Clinical Research: 12 year follow up of cohort of 1,013 40-75 year olds in 12 village communities in the Ejisu-Juabeng and Kumasi Districts: observations on changes in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and blood pressure

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J.Plange Rhule

Name:
Jacob Plange-Rhule

Hospital/Affiliation: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Home Country: Ghana

Host Country: Ghana

Year: started in 2011 extended in 2014

Status of the program: COMPLETED

Title of the project:
10 and 12 year follow up of cohort of 1,013 40-75 year olds in 12 village communities in the Ejisu-Juabeng and Kumasi Districts: observations on changes in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and blood pressure


Topic:
CKD

Short description of the project or abstract:
The inhabitants of the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing a double burden of disease. There has been a substantial rise in morbidity and mortality of noncommunicable diseases but the countries involved still have to deal with the problems of communicable diseases, though there is some evidence now that their prevalence is beginning to fall.
Renal disease is likely to become much more noticeable by virtue of its contribution to morbidity and mortality. Consequently, efforts to collect basic data from normal populations are urgently needed. As yet nephrological research in Africa is at an early stage, and reliable data are few. Indeed, as far as we know, there are no nephrological data at all from normal populations in rural Africa. This is why we are hoping to conduct this follow-up study. Only with such data will it be possible to formulate a reasoned Public Health strategy for kidney disease.

Learning or research objectives:
1. To determine changes in the prevalence of high blood pressure 10 years later
2. To investigate the clinical outcomes including morbidity and mortality in participants with and without high blood pressure in the original study
3. To determine changes in GFR/eGFR 10 years later
4. To assess rate of loss of GFR in these unselected normal individuals
5. To assess GFR/eGFR changes in those with and without high blood pressure in the original study   

Additional Info

  • Year: 2011
  • Status: Completed
  • Partners: ISN only
  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Ghana
  • Topics: CKD
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