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2020 Jul 15

J Med Internet Res



Characteristics, Symptom Severity, and Experiences of Patients Reporting Chronic Kidney Disease in the PatientsLikeMe Online Health Community: Retrospective and Qualitative Study.


James G, Nyman E, Fitz-Randolph M, Niklasson A, Hedman K, Hedberg J, Wittbrodt ET, Medin J, Moreno Quinn C, Allum AM, Emmas C
J Med Internet Res. 2020 Jul 15; 22(7):e18548.
PMID: 32673242.


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major global health burden, and is associated with increased adverse outcomes, poor quality of life, and substantial health care costs. While there is an increasing need to build patient-centered pathways for improving CKD management in clinical care, data in this field are scarce.