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Chronic Kidney Disease: Helping Practices to identify patients at risk and reduce progression

Publication date: Sunday, 26 April 2009

Volume 2, Themed issue 1, September 2009.
Sponsorship information:
Sponsored by NHS Kidney Care
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Category: Themed Issues
Edition: Volume 2 Number 1Apr-May-Jun2009

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Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important cause of mortality and morbidity, especially in people with cardiovascular disease. Interventions that can be delivered in primary care have the potential to slow the progression of the disease. People with CKD…

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is now recognised as a significant public health problem and various mechanisms have been put in place to identify people at risk. CKD overlaps with other chronic diseases, including diabetes and hypertension, and should not be…

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a cardiovascular condition, with cardiovascular causes and consequences. The kidney complications are relatively uncommon. Until recently, many clinicians, let alone the public, were unaware of the high prevalence of the disease and its accompanying morbidity.…

Diagnosing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and monitoring kidney function are key steps in improving management. This article reviews the recommendations on making a diagnosis of CKD, including staging patients, and the tests available for monitoring kidney function, with explanations of…

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterised by irreversible renal scarring. Nephrologists draw the distinction between primarily glomerular scarring (glomerulosclerosis) and scarring centred on the kidney tubules (chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis). However, in clinical practice, glomerulosclerosis is by far the most common…



Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects renal drug elimination and other important processes involved in drug disposition, including absorption, drug distribution and non-renal clearance. As a result, the reduced renal excretion of a drug or its metabolites can cause toxicity and…


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