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Doença renal crônica: um agravo de proporções crescentes na população brasileira

Pamila Siviero, Carla Jorge Machado and Roberto Nascimento Rodrigues
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Pamila Siviero: UNIFAL-MG
Carla Jorge Machado: UFMG
Roberto Nascimento Rodrigues: Cedeplar-UFMG

No 467, Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG from Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Abstract: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a serious public health problem, and can be considered an "epidemic" in growth. Obesity, hyperlipidemia and smoking accelerate the progression culminating in need of treatment. Life expectancy at every age is reduced, the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke are increased, and the onus is on the individual and society. Thus, this review discusses the main aspects of epidemiology and mortality for chronic kidney disease in developed and developing countries as well as substitution treatment approaches needed when the disease reaches the terminal stage, as an attempt to increase the understanding of the theme among researchers

Keywords: Population health; chronic disease; Chronic Kidney Disease; Epidemiology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2013-02
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