The beneficial effect of oral calcitriol treatment on proteinuria in IgA nephropathy: another point of view.

Abstract

The KDOQI definition of CKD as a ‘disease’ is consistent with current usage of this term. The Oxford English Dictionary (Compact Edition) defines a disease as ‘A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms.’ The use of the term ‘disease’ in CKD is consistent with: (a) the need for action to improve outcomes through prevention, detection, evaluation and treatment; (b) providing a message for public, physician and patient education programs; (c) common usage; (d) and its use in other conditions defined by findings and laboratory tests, such as hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia.

DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2008.06.031

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@article{Shin2008TheBE, title={The beneficial effect of oral calcitriol treatment on proteinuria in IgA nephropathy: another point of view.}, author={Jae Il Shin and Jae Seung Lee}, journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation}, year={2008}, volume={52 4}, pages={804-5; author reply 805} }