PrognostX Health | A New Test to Identify Chronic Kidney Disease – A Costly and Silent Killer

Sep 13, 2023 | health and medicine

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Chronic kidney disease is a common but irreversible condition that involves progressive loss of kidney function. In general, there are rarely any symptoms present as the disease progresses, and over 90% of individuals have no idea they even have it. Approximately 700 million people have chronic kidney disease worldwide and most are unaware of their irreversible condition. If the disease progresses to end-stage renal disease, patients require life-sustaining dialysis treatments three times per week, which negatively impacts on quality of life. While a kidney transplant can delay major issues, most who progress to end-stage will only live an additional 5 to 10 years. Read More


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This research is supported by the Kentucky Cabinet of Economic Development, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health

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