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Influence of air pollution on the progression of acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease

Grant number: 21/06514-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2021
Effective date (End): September 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal Investigator:Lucia da Conceição Andrade
Grantee:Tallys Ávila Suzuki
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:19/19433-0 - Pollution is the motor of premature ageing of the kidney, AP.TEM

Abstract

Much of the world's population today reside in large urban centers. In places with a higher population concentration, there is also a large release of particulate material (PM) for energy generation, by industries, and by means of transportation. Air pollution is known to be the major environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world and several studies show associations between air pollution and the onset and worsening of cardiovascular, respiratory, fetal, and newborn diseases and, more recently, kidney diseases. The impacts of pollution on the development and progression of chronic kidney disease have been studied, however, few studies address the impacts of air pollution on the progression from an acute kidney injury event to chronic kidney disease. This project aims to tackle this theme. (AU)

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