Etiology of Persistent Microalbuminuria in Nigeria

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in Kano, Nigeria have received a federal grant to study the factors associated with microalbuminuria among participants in an ongoing clinical trial of genetically at-risk HIV-positive adult Nigerians.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) grant will provide $2.2 million over the next four years.

Microalbuminuria is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney disease and a predictor of end-organ damage, with persons living with HIV (PLWH) at higher risk.

Link to the NIH Reporter for project details.

Link to the news article.