Chronic kidney disease in low–middle income populations: a call to action for screening and prevention—comment

  • Lizzy M. BrewsterEmail author
  • Rani Nannan Panday
  • Gert A. van Montfrans


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors report no conflict of interest.

Statement of human and animal rights

The HELISUR study was conducted according to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki (59th WMA General Assembly, Seoul, October 2008) and in accordance with the Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act. Ethical clearance was obtained from the Ethics Committee of the Ministry of Health in Suriname in 2012 (Approval nr. VG021-2012) [2].

Informed consent

All participants gave written informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Creatine Kinase FoundationAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and DevelopmentAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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