A formal study into a medical screening program for Indigenous children from remote Canadian communities has found that the additional screening has been successful in increasing access to appropriate medical care for children who are at increased risk of diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD).
The research reportThe Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre, published Sept. 13 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), outlined how screening was carried out to identify ways to help young people aged 10 to 17 years
The study was carried out by 11 physicians and researchers from several hospitals, universities and health-care agencies in ManitobaThe insensitivity,. The study included more than 300 children who were part of the screening intervention and additional laboratory testing proceduresThe past week..
It was stated in a previous study, known as The Finished Program, that “Indigenous populations are disproportionately affected by kidney failure at younger ages than other ethnic groups in Canada. As symptoms do not occur until disease is advanced, early kidney disease risk is often unrecognized.”