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Chronic Diseases and Natural Hazards: Impact of Disasters on Diabetic, Renal, and Cardiac Patients

Miller, A. C. and Arquilla, B. (2008). Chronic Diseases and Natural Hazards: Impact of Disasters on Diabetic, Renal, and Cardiac Patients. (Abstract only.) Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 23(2): 185-94.

The authors reviewed resources from PubMed, Ovid, and Medline combined with real-life experience treating chronic disease after disasters. They found that the international nephrology community had formed an effective organization (the Renal Disaster Relief Task Force), and emphasize that patients have emergency diet and renal fluid restriction plans and be prepared to modify dialysis schedules and methods. Suggestions for facilities are also provided.
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