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NIH expands study to better understand kidney disease progression
Date:7/29/2013

r year, or roughly 18 percent of total Medicare expenditures, and kidney failure carries a cost of $33 billion, according to NIH's U.S. Renal Data System.

The CRIC study is one of the largest and longest ongoing studies of CKD epidemiology in the U.S. It is a collaboration among 13 U.S. clinical sites Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland; the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland; Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore; Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, Calif.; MetroHealth Cleveland, Cleveland; St. Johns Medical Center, Detroit; Tulane University, New Orleans; University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.; University of Illinois, Champagne, Ill.; University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, Md.; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; and Wayne State University, Detroit. The study's Scientific and Data Coordinating Center is at the University of Pennsylvania.

New findings have emerged from the CRIC study already, including the discovery that a high level of fibroblast growth factor 23, a hormone that regulates the amount of phosphate in the blood, has been linked to a significantly increased risk of death and kidney failure.


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