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Kidney Int. 2007 Nov;72(10):1183-5.

Chronic kidney disease definition and classification: the quest for refinements.

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Renal Section, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. geknoyan@bcm.edu

Abstract

The definition and staging of chronic kidney disease (CKD) have provided a unifying approach to CKD that has generated considerable new information on the epidemiology, course, outcomes, and burden of CKD. Eriksen and Ingebretsen propose a change in the current 3 months chronicity criterion of CKD. Whereas longer lengths of chronicity changed the number of patients in stages 3 and 4, mortality remained high in each of their new groupings. Essentially, CKD persisted and remained a risk multiplier of death.

PMID:
17972908
DOI:
10.1038/sj.ki.5002576
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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