Role of Obesity on Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care : An Integrative Review, The
Background/Purpose: Obesity is a primary and independent risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of this integrative literature review is to examine research related to obesity and CKD development and discuss implications concerning to primary care practice. Methods: Primary studies, review articles, and clinical practice guidelines were analyzed independently and in duplicate using an electronic database. PubMed, CINAHL, MEDLINE, and The Cochrane Library were searched separately using identical search criteria. Studies and articles to be analyzed were published ...
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