Severity and Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease


Nearly ten years ago Nephrologists began using asystem of classification for chronic kidney disease (CKD). This was established in 2002 by the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative (KDOQI) to estimate kidney function in a given patient regardless of the etiology of the primary insult to the kidneys. Physicians were able place their patients in stages from mild disease to end stage renal disease (ESRD).CKD is defined as glomerular filtration rate (GFR) below 60 ml/min per 1.73 m2 for 3 months or more.

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@inproceedings{Ahmed2017SeverityAS, title={Severity and Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease}, author={Syed Waqar Ahmed and Gerard Lowder}, year={2017} }