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Kidney Function Declines Faster in Black Patients
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Even in a universal healthcare system that presumably provides equal care to all people, blacks with chronic kidney disease had faster progression to end-stage renal disease than their white counterparts, a Dutch study showed.

Starting 15 months after the initiation of pre-dialysis care, black patients were more than two-and-a-half times more likely to need renal replacement therapy (HR 2.87, 95% CI 1.29-6.41), according to Moniek de Goeij, MSc, a PhD student at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and colleagues.

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