Management of patients with chronic kidney disease.

  title={Management of patients with chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Francesco Paolo Schena},
  journal={Internal and emergency medicine},
  volume={6 Suppl 1},
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a silent disease which worsens gradually to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). US kidney disease outcomes quality initiative (KDOQI) guidelines indicate five stages of CKD based on the severity of kidney function which is assessed by estimating the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) by the modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD) formula. The management of CKD patients with mild renal damage (stage 1-2 KDOQI) is articulated on the reduction of proteinuria (<500… CONTINUE READING


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