Kidney age, not kidney disease

Richard J Stevens, Julie Evans, Jason Oke, Benjamin Smart, Richard Hobbs, Elizabeth Holloway, Jeremy Horwood, Marion Judd, Louise Locock, Julie McLellan, Rafael Perera

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Abstract

Although a variety of conditions and syndromes may affect the kidneys over either chronic or acute time frames, the term “chronic kidney disease” (CKD) is used to describe a decrease in the filtration ability of the glomerular capillaries in the kidney. The most prevalent forms of CKD in health care systems are typically the asymptomatic stages conventionally termed CKD stage 4 or below.1,2 Should these asymptomatic stages be called “disease”?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E389-E393
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Medical Association Journal
Volume190
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • family medicine
  • general practice
  • primary care
  • nephrology
  • patients

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    Stevens, R. J., Evans, J., Oke, J., Smart, B., Hobbs, R., Holloway, E., Horwood, J., Judd, M., Locock, L., McLellan, J., & Perera, R. (2018). Kidney age, not kidney disease. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 190(13), E389-E393. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.170674