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2008). It may affect study validity in several ways, for example, through methods used by the investigator in recruiting study subjects or through factors affecting study participation (selection bias) or through systematic distortions in the collection of exposures or outcomes (information bias). Selection bias may, for example, occur when investigators performing an RCT use very strict inclusion criteria so that only relatively healthy subjects will be included in the study. The study results in this ‘selected’ group may not necessarily be generalized to very sick patients.

The UK CKD guidelines also recommend at least annual screening of all adults at risk of obstructive kidney disease and those with prevalent CVD, while the US KDOQI guidelines extend screening to all those aged > 60 years with testing for albuminuria (using urine albumin/ protein), SCr, and estimation of GFR (Anonymous, 2002, 2007). , 2011). , 2010). In cardiovascular disease (CVD), it has been argued that population screening would be more effective than targeted approaches as most cases are not derived from the minority at highest risk (Levin and Stevens, 2011).

And Ronco, C. (2009). Clinical review: RIFLE and AKIN—time for reappraisal. Crit Care, 13, 211. , et al. (2009). Cardiovascular and noncardiovascular mortality among patients starting dialysis. JAMA, 302, 1782–9. , et al. (2006). Normalization of hemoglobin level in patients with chronic kidney disease and anemia. N Engl J Med, 355, 2071–84.  F. (2001). Mechanisms of renal disease in indigenous populations: influences at work in Canadian indigenous peoples. Nephrology, 6, 3–7. , et al. (2009).

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