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Project SummaryOur study focuses on the prevalence and identification of kidney disease among participants of the WTCHealth Program and we are planning to assess kidney disease in a multi-factorial manner. The first aim of ourstudy is to correlate kidney dysfunction with 9/11 exposure, and we predict that exposure to 9/11 is anindependent risk factor in kidney disease among the WTC Health Program participants. Secondly, we proposethat a well-established WTC-related condition, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is independently associatedwith kidney disease. In addition, we believe there is a temporal causative relationship between evidence ofkidney disease and the severity of OSA. Finally, our last aim is to further identify and explore potentialmechanisms and phenotypes of kidney disease in participants of the WTC Health Programs. Successfulcompletion of the proposed research would address a critical knowledge gap regarding the risk of kidneydamage among this group of patients, and would inform future mechanistic studies with the potential to impactprevention.

Effective start/end date1/07/1730/06/20


  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: $499,948.00


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