Shilpa Sharma is at the Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.Mark J. Sarnak is at the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Box 391, 800 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA.
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New data highlight the increasing global burden of cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease and disability adjusted life years that can be attributed to reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR). These findings underline the need to evaluate whether screening for chronic kidney disease is effective and if early interventions can reduce the incidence of GFR-attributable adverse events.Refers to Thomas, B. et al. Global cardiovascular and renal outcomes of reduced GFR. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol.http://dx.doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2016050562 (2017)