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Larmour KE, Maxwell AP, Courtney AE. Improving early detection of chronic kidney disease. Practitioner 2015; 259 (1779):19-23

Improving early detection of chronic kidney disease

23 Feb 2015Pais-up subscribers

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as either a reduction in measured kidney function (eGFR) or urinary abnormalities (haematuria/proteinuria) or a combination of both, present for more than 3 months. Individuals with newly identified reduced eGFR should have acute kidney injury excluded. All newly identified CKD patients should have blood pressure, dipstick urinalysis, random urine ACR or PCR, glucose, cholesterol and full blood count checked at the earliest opportunity.

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