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Chronic Kidney Disease Learning Zone

Diagnosing CKD

Read time: 80 mins
Last updated:22nd Oct 2021
Published:22nd Oct 2021

Explore the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and find:

  • Expert interviews with Professor Hiddo Heerspink on the need for earlier diagnosis of chronic kidney disease and screening strategies
  • Why early diagnosis of CKD is important to optimal care
  • The importance of CKD screening in patients with comorbid conditions such as diabetes and hypertension
  • Strategies for CKD diagnosis and screening that may help improve your patient’s quality of life

The need for early chronic kidney disease diagnosis

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significantly burdensome condition that substantially impacts people around the world through increased morbidity as well as cardiovascular and all-cause mortality1.

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Chronic kidney disease comorbidities: diabetes and hypertension

As hypertension, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease are well defined risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD), it is recommended that people with these conditions be screened for CKD.

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Chronic kidney disease diagnostic strategies

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) diagnosis is a controversial topic, as it has been posited that it may be over-diagnosed among older adults, and could require an age-adapted definition22.

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Chronic kidney disease screening strategies

The early identification and intervention of chronic kidney disease (CKD) was a hot topic at the 2021 KDIGO conference.

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References

  1. Shlipak MG, Tummalapalli SL, Boulware LE, Grams ME, Ix JH, Jha V, et al. The case for early identification and intervention of chronic kidney disease: conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference. Kidney Int. 2021;99(1):34–47.
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