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Chronic Kidney Disease Learning Zone

CKD

Read time: 90 mins
Last updated:22nd Oct 2021
Published:22nd Oct 2021

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complex debilitating condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Discover:

  • The unmet needs of CKD in our expert interview with Professor Hiddo Heerspink
  • The immense burden patients experience and risk factors for CKD
  • The complex pathophysiology of CKD in our infographics

 

Unmet needs in chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major noncommunicable disease, a leading cause of mortality and morbidity, and an ever-growing global epidemic. 

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Burden of chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an immensely debilitating condition that is often diagnosed late in the disease cycle and can require a lifetime of dialysis or a kidney transplant at the later stages26.

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Risk factors for chronic kidney disease

The interlaced nature of chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk factors and comorbid illnesses can complicate the characterisation of CKD.

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Chronic kidney disease pathogenesis

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) describes a range of heterogeneous diseases that can compromise the structure and function of the kidneys.

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References

  1. De Nicola L, Minutolo R. Worldwide growing epidemic of CKD: fact or fiction? Kidney Int. 2016;90(3):482–484.
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