Collection: Global Kidney Health

To mark World Kidney Day 2019, Nature Reviews Nephrology presents a special collection of Reviews and Commentaries that describe the global burden of kidney disease, contributing risk factors, disparities in outcomes and approaches to increase access to therapy.

Mar 18, 2019
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The focus of World Kidney Day 2019 is ‘Kidney health for everyone everywhere’. To mark this occasion, Nature Reviews Nephrology presents a special collection of articles that describe the global burden of kidney disease, contributing risk factors, disparities in outcomes and approaches to increase access to therapy. Review articles discuss the global burden of acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the changing epidemiology of peritoneal dialysis, as well as how risk factors (maternal risk factors, diabetes, hepatitis C virus infection and environmental pollution) contribute to disease outcomes. Other reviews describe sex and gender disparities in CKD and approaches to reduce the global burden of kidney disease. A series of News & Views commentaries discuss studies that have investigated kidney disease epidemiology and risk factors, and tackle policy issues relating to the provision of dialysis for undocumented immigrants and public investment in childhood health. Finally, a Primer provides an overview of CKD, including issues relating to variations in epidemiology and access to care.

Susan Allison

Chief Editor - Nature Reviews Nephrology, Nature Research

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