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

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School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
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La Isla Network, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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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; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186877
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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