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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global public health problem. Data from Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in the USA suggests that 11% of the US population has CKD.1 CKD is associated with high risk of cardiovascular mortality, morbidity and progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Prevention of ESRD is best affected by the early detection of CKD and the institution of effective therapy to prevent progression, such as blood pressure control and inhibition …
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