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Managing Chronic Kidney Disease in Eastern North Carolina

2014-08-27 03:16:28 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this program is to educate primary care physicians in four underserved clinics in eastern North Carolina about chronic kidney disease.

Description

The Division of Nephrology within the Brody School of Medicine recently form a center to focus attention on the needs of patients with kidney disease in eastern North Carolina. It is estimated that more than 40 million Americans have or at risk for CKD. The estimate for CKD in eastern North Carolina is exacerbated by poor access to health care. The mission of the East Carolina University Center for the Study and Treatment of Kidney Disease (ECCKD) is to increase education and awareness, improve treatment and outcomes through research, and better serve patients with CKD in eastern North Carolina.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Chronic Kidney Disease

Intervention

Chronic Kidney Disease Education

Location

East Carolina University
Greenville
North Carolina
United States
27834

Status

Recruiting

Source

East Carolina University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:28-0400

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