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Hurricane Sandy as a Kidney Failure Disaster

      A kidney failure disaster can be defined as an event that places large numbers of patients treated with maintenance dialysis or individuals with a recent onset of acute kidney injury (AKI) at risk due to lack of access to dialysis care (Fig 1).
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      Figure 1Kidney failure in disasters. Individuals who require dialysis after a disaster may have acute kidney injury or chronic kidney disease. The majority is likely composed of individuals with end-stage renal disease already enrolled in maintenance dialysis programs.
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