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What’s behind racial disparities in kidney disease?

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Published: February 03, 2021

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heba mahmoud
February 06, 2021

thank you. I have benefited a lot from this content.

Stephen G. Rostand, MD, FACP, Prof. Emeritus, UAB
February 03, 2021

Dr. Tucker, Thank you for referring to my paper. It turned out to be more influential than I ever expected. The Gottschalk Commission report of 1967 giving the results of the 10-year feasibility study assessing the feasibility of performing hemodialysis for end-stage kidney disease was based on a population that was 95% male and 95% White were not discovered to be at much greater risk for the problem until after the government agreed to underwrite the cost of treatment in 1973. Yet another example of discrimination in research design.

J. Kevin Tucker
February 04, 2021

Dr. Rostand, your comments as the senior author of that NEJM paper are so insightful. Thank you for your leadership and scholarship on this topic.

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