Monika Göőz

Medical University of South CarolinaUnited States of America

Dr Monika Gooz is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She is also an Associate Member of the College of Graduate Studies at MUSC, and an Affiliate Member of the Hollings Cancer Center. She earned her MD and PhD degrees at the Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, and completed her Fellowships at the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, at the University of Oulu, Finland, and at MUSC. Dr Gooz is a member of several organizations including the American Physiological Society and the International Nephrology Society. She serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, and is a special editor of The American Journal of Medical Sciences.

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Chronic kidney disease is an increasing health and economical problem in our world. Obesity and diabetes mellitus, the two most common cause of CKD, are becoming epidemic in our societies. Education on healthy lifestyle and diet is becoming more and more important for reducing the number of type 2 diabetics and patients with hypertension. Education of our patients is also crucial for successful maintenance therapy. There are, however, certain other factors leading to CKD, for instance the genetic predisposition in the case of polycystic kidney disease or type 1 diabetes, where education alone is not enough.

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