Too many individuals with risk factors for kidney disease are unaware
they face a problem, according to a new study involving more than 11 000
This lack of awareness is often shared by these patients' physicians.
Brian Pereira, MD, president of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), said
that physicians could diagnose kidney disease sooner and thus begin treatments
when they have the best chance of improving outcomes. Pereira made these remarks
in an October 28 statement that followed the release of results from a study
of the NKF's Kidney Early Evaluation Program (Am J Kidney
Dis. 2003;42[suppl 4]) .
Mitka M. Chronic Kidney Disease Alarm Bells Rung. JAMA. 2003;290(23):3051-3052. doi:10.1001/jama.290.23.3051