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"Disparities in Pregnancy-related AKI May Be Linked to Socioeconomic Factors, Lack of Quality Health Care" - Melissa J. Webb

  • Healio: Nephrology News & Issues
  • New York, NY
  • (May 10, 2019)

Disparities in which women are more likely to develop pregnancy-related AKI, often thought of in terms of genetics and race, may instead be primarily due to socioeconomic factors that result in unequal access to health care, according to research presented at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings. “Overall, it’s well known that there are racial disparities in pregnancy but there has never to date been a study looking at racial disparities in kidney disease in pregnancy, which is what we wanted to address,” said Kelly Beers, MD, fellow in the department of nephrology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “What we ultimately found was there are, in fact, significant racial disparities; but what’s interesting is that when we adjust for clinical morbidities and socioeconomic status, a lot of those disparities go away.”

— Kelly Beers, MD, Fellow, Department of Nephrology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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