Public Health maps CKD burden throughout Mesoamerica

2021-06-02T06:32:34-05:00May 5th, 2021|News, Reports|

Important new research by La Isla Network collaborators Erik Hansson et al. in this month's BMC Public Health maps CKD burden throughout Mesoamerica, and finds that CKD burden is consistently highest in the hottest regions characterized by the most strenuous labor practises. These findings support the hypothesis of repeated heat stress as a [...]

Adelante Initiative workload data report – 2020

2020-11-03T07:53:14-06:00November 3rd, 2020|Reports, Research|

The present study was conducted at the sugarcane mill Ingenio San Antonio (ISA) in Chinandega, Nicaragua. Data collection occurred during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 sugarcane harvests (November–April). Ten manual jobs performed by workers at ISA (selected based on apparent differences in work effort) were identified for comparison. For the current study, participants were [...]

Physiological drivers of CKDnt in heavy laborers

2020-06-18T09:56:12-05:00June 5th, 2020|News, Reports|

We are pleased to announce the publication of our manuscript in the Special Issue "Hydration and Nutrition Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity" of Nutrients - journal of human nutrition published monthly online by MDPI. The aim of our research was to: construct a theoretical framework of the mechanisms that explain how physically [...]

A measure of the return on ingenio san antonio’s investment in the adelante initiative

2020-10-01T09:15:05-05:00June 4th, 2020|Reports|

An initial estimate of costs and benefits of a water, rest, and shade intervention La Isla Network has been working in collaboration with Ingenio San Antonio (ISA) in Nicaragua, on the implementation of a water, rest, and shade intervention to prevent risk factors associated with the development of chronic kidney disease of [...]

The economic impact of CKDnt on households

2020-10-01T08:49:40-05:00June 4th, 2020|Reports|

Survey findings from a pilot study of a workers’ association, Asochivida , and of the communities of la Isla, Manhattan, and Candelaria, Nicaragua Chronic kidney disease of non-traditional origin (CKDnt) is an epidemic throughout Central America. The disease has affected thousands of workers, their households, and communities. La Isla Network (LIN) contracted [...]

Preventing kidney injury among sugarcane workers

2020-06-18T09:32:34-05:00May 13th, 2020|General, Reports, Research|

We are pleased to announce the publication of our Manuscript “Preventing kidney injury among sugarcane workers: promising evidence from enhanced workplace interventions” in BMJ Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This publication contains the results of Year 2 (Harvest 2) of the Adelante Initiative Intervention Study. Here, we highlight that after implementation of enhanced workplace [...]