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Ramadan fasting and chronic kidney disease: does estimated glomerular filtration rate change after and before Ramadan? Insights from a mini meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease, June 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)

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Title
Ramadan fasting and chronic kidney disease: does estimated glomerular filtration rate change after and before Ramadan? Insights from a mini meta-analysis
Published in
International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease, June 2015
DOI 10.2147/ijnrd.s61718
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Authors

Nicola Bragazzi

Abstract

Ramadan fasting represents one of the five pillars of the Islam creed. Even though patients are exempted from this religious duty, they may be eager to share this particular moment of the year with their family and peers, taking part in the intense spiritual ceremonies and events that characterize this month. However, there are no guidelines or standardized protocols that can help physicians to properly address the issue of patients with chronic kidney disease fasting in Ramadan and correctly advising them. For this purpose, we carried out a systematic review and a meta-analysis to see whether glomerular filtration rate value changed before and after Ramadan. Our main findings are that: chronic kidney disease patients can safely fast during Ramadan since glomerular filtration rate does not change in a statistically significant way and, even though most studies have been carried out during Ramadan falling in cold seasons, the sensitivity analysis did not reveal any impact of seasonality. Further research in the field is needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 6 21%
Student > Bachelor 6 21%
Researcher 5 18%
Unspecified 3 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 4%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 5 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 43%
Unspecified 3 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 11%
Psychology 2 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 6 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 June 2017.
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#2,393,390
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#9
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
#2
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