Session: Global Challenges of CKD
Sub-session: CKD in the United States and Europe: Juxtaposing the Epidemiology and Evolution
Presenter: Kitty J. Jager, MD, PhD, Academic Medical Center
There are marked differences in chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence and incidence trends between the Unites States and Europe. Even within countries there are enormous disparities.
During a deep dive into the granularity of available data, Kitty J. Jager, MD, PhD, Academic Medical Center, pointed out how, where, and sometimes why such differences in prevalence and incidence of CKD exist. Identifying and interpreting this data, Dr. Jager suggested, is critical to reducing the burden of CKD.