Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 2021 Aug 26. Epub 2021 Aug 26.
Department of Nephrology-Dialysis-Transplantation, University of Liège (ULiege), CHU Sart Tilman, Liège, Belgium Department of Nephrology-Dialysis-Apheresis, Hôpital Universitaire Carémeau, Nîmes, France Service de Néphrologie, Dialyse et Transplantation Rénale, Hôpital Nord, CHU de Saint-Etienne, France Department of Clinical Chemistry, University of Liège (ULiege), CHU Sart Tilman, Liège, Belgium Department of Medicine, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA The Hugo Observatory, University of Liège (ULiege), Liège, Belgium Sciences Po, Paris, France Department of Public Health and Primary Care, KU Leuven Campus Kulak Kortrijk, Kortrijk, Belgium.
Purpose Of Review: There is currently a heated debate ongoing whether or not to use the race coefficient for black people in the Modification of Diet in Renal Diseases and Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology-equation. The use of the race coefficient is thought by several American authors as a source of discrimination.
Recent Findings: It has recently been shown that the race coefficient is inaccurate in European and African black people. Read More