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Years: 2020 – 2021

Training Site: Makerere University

Country: Uganda

Mentors: Timothy Amukele, MD, PhD; Robert Kalyesubula, MBChB, MMed

Title: “Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) among Rural Populations in Uganda: Assessing Population Characteristics and Role of Saliva Urea Nitrogen in Kidney Disease Diagnosis”

Program Objectives:

Aim 1: Determine the prevalence and factors associated with CKD
in a rural Ugandan setting.

Aim 2: Determine the diagnostic accuracy of Saliva Urea Nitrogen (SUN) combined with
case-finding questionnaires to diagnose CKD compared to gold standard (proteinuria and estimated glomerular filtration rate).

NIH Support: NIDDK

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