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"Premature Birth Raises Risk of Kidney Disease" - Nicholas Bakalar

  • The New York Times
  • New York, NY
  • (May 01, 2019)

Premature birth increases the risk for chronic kidney disease later in life, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Although the absolute risks are low, people who are born prematurely still have increased susceptibility to kidney disease,” said lead author Kenny Crump Jr., MD, PhD, professor of family medicine, community health, and population health science and policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “These finding show that people born prematurely need long-term monitoring, and must be particularly careful to try to avoid hypertension, diabetes and the heavy use of anti-inflammatory medicines, which are all risk factors for kidney disease.”

— Kenny S. Crump, Jr., MD, PhD, Professor, Family Medicine, Community Health, Population Health Science and Policy, Vice Chair, Research, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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