A single number for advocacy and communication—worldwide more than 850 million individuals have kidney diseases

Kitty J. Jager, Csaba Kovesdy, Robyn Langham, Mark Rosenberg, Vivekanand Jha, Carmine Zoccali

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21 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1048-1050
Number of pages3
JournalKidney international
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2019

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Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge Monica Fontana (ERA-EDTA Executive Manager), who coordinated the project, and Rachel Meyer (ISN) and Tod Ibrahim (ASN), who actively participated in the realization of the same project. KJJ, CK, and RL made the literature search and set the methodology for calculating the ?single number? and finally produced it. CZ (ERA-EDTA President) wrote the first draft of the article that was then revised by KJJ, CK, and RL and by the leadership of the ISN (VJ and, in particular, Adeera Levin?Past President, who also gave an important contribution in the initial phases of the joint project) and the ASN (MR and Mark Okusa, Past President of ASN). All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.


  • chronic kidney disease
  • kidney development

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