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Clinical Research: CKD screening in Menoufia and Assiut, Egypt

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Name: Khaled Elzorkany

Hospital/Affiliation: Menoufia Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University

Home Country: Egypt

Year: 2017

Status of the program: ONGOING


Title of the project:
CKD screening in Menoufia and Assiut, Egypt



Short description of the project or abstract: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) often diagnosed late creating a public health problem with adverse outcome and high cost such as kidney failure, cardiovascular diseases and premature death. CKD is the end result of DM, hypertension, at the same time CKD predisposes to CVD and hypertension. The developing world cannot afford to manage its rapidly rising CKD patients. The best long term option is to resort to preventive and early detection methods for these non-communicable chronic diseases. Objectives: 1) Early detection of CKD by cost-effective methods and simple laboratory testing at a time when intervention may favorably affect outcomes. 2) Prevention of renal failure by; Early identification of modifiable risk factors for CKD progression and good control of them such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, anemia, smoking and proteinuria. Also, our objectives are treatment of correctable causes of CKD in addition to increase community awareness by the problem. 3) Building database about these diseases and implementation of preventive program in our country. 4) Sharing in the Egyptian data system for NCDs. Subjects: This is a community based mass screening program with multicenter study linked together through a web based program (www.telekidney.com ) for early detection and prevention of NCDs. The total number will be 4000 general community participants' ≥18 years old. Participants will be subjected to screening by questionnaire, physical measures and simple laboratory tests in addition to confirmation of albuminuria and estimate GFR by CKD Epi equation. Expected outcomes: decreasing bad outcomes, morbidity and mortality of these non-communicable chronic diseases in the participants. The total cost of the project on this number of participants highlight the support we require to reach our experimental goals and targets. At the end of this project, we would share to implement the program to the surrounding Egypt community and the Egyptian data system through our evidence based web based program.

Learning or research objectives:
• Increased percentage of participants with CKD discovered to have CKD for the first time and many of them in a late stage of CKD, with adequate control of risk factors for renal disease progression in those participants.
• Early intervention for curable CKD as obstructive uropathy, UTI and analgesic abuse nephropathy.
• Appropriate management of participants with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and obesity with decrease in their morbidity and mortality.
• Increased level of awareness by the problem on individual, society, healthcare providers and policy maker levels, and building database for these non communicable chronic diseases.
• Active participation of non-governmental organizations in solving of community problems.

Additional Info

  • Year: 2017
  • Status: In progress
  • Partners: ISN only
  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Egypt
  • Topics: CKD
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