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Traditional Medicines and Kidney Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Opportunities and Challenges

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dc.contributor.author Stanifer, John W.
dc.contributor.author Kilonzo, Kajiru
dc.contributor.author Wang, Daphne
dc.contributor.author Su, Guobin
dc.contributor.author Mao, Wei
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Lei
dc.contributor.author Zhang, La
dc.contributor.author Nayak-Rao, Shobhana
dc.contributor.author Miranda, J. Jaime
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-25T16:20:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-25T16:20:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4783
dc.description.abstract Traditional medicines are a principal form of health care for many populations, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, and they have gained attention as an important means of health care coverage globally. In the context of kidney diseases, the challenges and opportunities presented by traditional medicine practices are among the most important considerations for developing effective and sustainable public health strategies. However, little is known about the practices of traditional medicines in relation to kidney diseases, especially concerning benefits and harms. Kidney diseases may be caused, treated, prevented, improved, or worsened by traditional medicines depending on the setting, the person, and the types, modes, and frequencies of traditional medicine use. Given the profound knowledge gaps, nephrology practitioners and researchers may be uniquely positioned to facilitate more optimal public health strategies through recognition and careful investigation of traditional medicine practices. Effective implementation of such strategies also will require local partnerships, including engaging practitioners and users of traditional medicines. As such, practitioners and researchers investigating kidney diseases may be uniquely positioned to bridge the cultural, social, historical, and biologic differences between biomedicine and traditional medicine, and they have opportunities to lead efforts in developing public health strategies that are sensitive to these differences. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1558-4488
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Ayurveda en_US
dc.subject kidney disease en_US
dc.subject low- and middle-income countries en_US
dc.subject traditional Chinese medicine en_US
dc.subject Traditional medicines en_US
dc.subject Developing Countries/economics en_US
dc.subject Global Health en_US
dc.subject Health Services/utilization en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Medicine, Traditional/methods en_US
dc.subject Nephrology/methods en_US
dc.subject Renal Insufficiency, Chronic/therapy en_US
dc.title Traditional Medicines and Kidney Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Opportunities and Challenges en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.semnephrol.2017.02.005
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE


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