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Chronic kidney disease divulgation

Derek K Ng, Anthony A Portale, Susan L Furth, Bradley A Warady, Alvaro Muñoz
PURPOSE: Coefficients of determination (R2 ) for continuous longitudinal data are typically reported as time constant, if they are reported at all. The widely used mixed model with random intercepts and slopes yields the total outcome variance as a time-varying function. We propose a generalized and intuitive approach based on this variance function to estimate the time-varying predictive power (R2 ) of a variable on outcome levels and changes. METHODS: Using longitudinal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) from the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Study, linear mixed models characterized the R2 for two chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk factors measured at baseline: a traditional marker (proteinuria) and a novel marker (fibroblast growth factor 23 [FGF23])...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Epidemiology
Ronald L Melnick, Jerrold M Ward, James Huff
Evidence from studies in animals is essential for identifying chemicals likely to cause or contribute to many diseases in humans, including cancers. Yet, to avoid or delay the implementation of protective public health standards, the chemical industry typically denies cancer causation by agents they produce. The spurious arguments put forward to discount human relevance are often based on inadequately tested hypotheses or modes of action that fail to meet Bradford Hill criteria for causation. We term the industry attacks on the relevance of animal cancer findings as the "War on Carcinogens...
October 2013: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Adrian Fine, Bunny Fontaine, Maryann M Kraushar, Beverly R Rich
BACKGROUND: For many dialysis patients, survival is no different than with certain cancers. Yet, it appears that most nephrologists do not give detailed information about survival prior to obtaining informed consent for chronic dialysis. There are no published data on whether patients wish to be so informed. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether patients would want voluntary disclosure by their physician of their survival should they need dialysis, and if so, why? METHOD: A questionnaire was completed by 100 general nephrology patients during their first visit to a nephrologist...
May 2005: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
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