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Prevalence Studies on CKDu Need Stringent Reporting on Outcomes to Enhance Comparability

School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
La Isla Network, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Unit of Occupational Medicine, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(18), 6877;
Received: 7 July 2020 / Revised: 27 August 2020 / Accepted: 10 September 2020 / Published: 21 September 2020
Prevalence studies on Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) need stringent reporting on outcomes following existing guidelines. Only by doing so, the much-needed comparisons between occupations, regions and climates for the elucidation of the etiology/etiologies of CKDu, and subsequently for its prevention, are possible. We, here, comment on methodological issues in a recently published study on rice farmers from West Java, Indonesia. View Full-Text
Keywords: CKD; CKDu; DEGREE protocol CKD; CKDu; DEGREE protocol
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Jakobsson, K.; Glaser, J.; Wesseling, C. Prevalence Studies on CKDu Need Stringent Reporting on Outcomes to Enhance Comparability. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6877.

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