|Reference : How to tackle the avalanche of chronic kidney disease in sub-Saharan Africa: the situati...|
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|Human health sciences : Urology & nephrology|
|How to tackle the avalanche of chronic kidney disease in sub-Saharan Africa: the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo as an example|
|Krzesinski, Jean-Marie [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Néphrologie >]|
|Sumaili, Kiswaya Ernest [University of Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) > Nephrology > Nephrology Unit > >]|
|Cohen, Eric P. [Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - USA > Medicine, Froedtert Hospital > > >]|
|Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation|
|Oxford Univ Press|
|[en] chronic kidney disease ; cost of renal replacement therapy ; Democratic Republic Congo ; developing countries ; preventive medicine|
|[en] In developing countries chronic kidney disease (CKD)
is a growing problem. In most of sub-Saharan Africa,
the vast majority of patients with CKD die because of lack of treatment. Renal replacement therapy is expensive, which makes it unaffordable to the residents of low-income regions. A solution to this problem may lie in preventive interventions. This editorial will focus on the reasons and some ways to reach such objectives.
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