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Monday, November 5, 2007

ESRD To Rise Dramatically With Aging 'Boomers' Rising Diabetes Rates

Baby Boomer" population, rising diabetes rates, and improvements kidney disease treatment allowing better survival -- the authors project continued increases in numbers of Americans affected by End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

By 2020, the incidence (new cases) of ESRD is expected to rise to 151,000 per year (compared to 107,000 in 2005). Prevalence (all cases) is expected to increase to 785,000 (compared to 485,000 in 2005).

Read the complete article at Medical News
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