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Chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology: prevalence and causative factors in a developing country

Nihal Jayatilake1, Shanthi Mendis2*, Palitha Maheepala1, Firdosi R Mehta3 and On behalf of the CKDu National Research Project Team

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1 Ministry of Health, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2 Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

3 World Health Organization, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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BMC Nephrology 2013, 14:180  doi:10.1186/1471-2369-14-180

Published: 27 August 2013

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Details of sample preparation and analytical techniques.

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Additional file 2: Table S1:

Urine concentration of metals (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc and titanium) in CKDu cases. Table S2. Serum concentration of aluminium, chromium, selenium and strontium in CKDu cases. Table S3. Concentration of arsenic, cadmium and lead in surface soil and in phosphate fertilizer, pesticides and weedicides, in the endemic area compared with a non-endemic area. Samples of soil from vegetable plots from the endemic area were obtained from the vicinity of households with CKDu patients.

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