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Epidemiology of fracture in adults from Ontario, Canada, with chronic kidney disease: an examination of fracture burden using administrative health data

Naylor KL, Garg AX, Kim SJ, Knoll GA. Healthc Q. 2016; 19(2):6-9.


Fractures are associated with morbidity and mortality. Individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience bone mineral metabolism changes, which increases fracture risk. Researchers have quantified the epidemiology of fractures in adults with CKD using administrative health databases from Ontario, Canada, held at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Results demonstrated that many individuals with non-transplant CKD sustain fractures, with the risk increasing as kidney function declines. However, fracture risk in kidney transplant recipients was lower than previously described, which suggests recipients may not be a high-risk fracture group. There is a need to test fracture prevention interventions in the CKD population.

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Keywords: Chronic diseases and conditions Kidney and urinary tract disorders

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