Experience of World Kidney Day 2013 at the Central Military Hospital in Bogotá: Metabolic syndrome and renal disease
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chronic kidney disease
metabolic syndrome

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Echeverri J, Huérfano M, López V, Calderón A, Vargas JG, Camargo A, Echenique J, Quiróz G, Rodríguez P, Pulido J, Méndez P, Castro A, Castañeda M, Ruiz N, Mosquera L, Sánchez L, Cárdenas J, D´Achiardi R. Experience of World Kidney Day 2013 at the Central Military Hospital in Bogotá: Metabolic syndrome and renal disease. Rev. Colomb. Nefrol. [Internet]. 2014 Jan. 2 [cited 2022 May 18];1(1):10-6. Available from: https://revistanefrologia.org/index.php/rcn/article/view/168


In the last decade wills have joined in the fight against the progression of chronic kidney disease. Thus, in 2006 the International Kidney Day was established, being the second Thursday of March of each year the commemorative date. In the Central Military Hospital in Bogotá, under the International Kidney Day, an educational and screening journey of renal risk factors was performed. Attendees were users of the health system of the Armed Forces of Colombia. It was found in 4.5% of the population a decline in the glomerular filtration rate according to age, with 11% presence of microalbuminuria. The metabolic syndrome is frequent in our environment and in our study population about half (52%) of the attendees met the diagnostic criteria. Association between increased BMI or elevated glycosylated hemoglobin and development of microalbuminuria was identified. Campaigns are needed to control the metabolic syndrome in order to control the underlying risk for chronic kidney disease.
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