Chronic kidney disease: management update

Johnson, David W. and Usherwood, Tim (2005) Chronic kidney disease: management update. Australian Family Physician, 34 11: 915-923.

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Author Johnson, David W.
Usherwood, Tim
Title Chronic kidney disease: management update
Journal name Australian Family Physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 2005-11
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 34
Issue 11
Start page 915
End page 923
Total pages 9
Editor B. Vassiliadis
Place of publication South Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject 730118 Organs, diseases and abnormal conditions not elsewhere classified
110312 Nephrology and Urology
Formatted abstract
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), defined as a glomerular filtration rate less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 and/or evidence of kidney damage for a period of at least 3 months, is an increasingly common, serious and under-recognised condition. A recent population study demonstrated that one in every 6 Australian adults has CKD (of which the vast majority are unaware).

This article aims to provide timely information to health professionals about how to classify and manage CKD.

Management of CKD involves regular monitoring of cardiovascular and renal risk factors, identifying and treating common CKD complications, and avoiding medications that may worsen CKD. Early detection and timely appropriate management of CKD (especially with respect to blood pressure control) will substantially reduce kidney failure progression and cardiovascular risk by up to 50%. (author abstract)
Keyword Anemia, etiology
Antilipemic Agents, therapeutic use
Blood Glucose, metabolism
Dietary Proteins, administration and dosage
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2006 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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