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Chronic Kidney Disease Learning Zone

Treating CKD

Read time: 130 mins
Last updated:22nd Oct 2021
Published:22nd Oct 2021

Find out about the treatments for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its comorbidities and explore:

  • Goals for the treatment of CKD in our expert video with Professor Hiddo Heerspink
  • Strategies for managing comorbid conditions and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD)
  • CKD treatments just over the horizon and links to CKD guideline resources
  • CKD patient case study quizzes to test your understanding

Treatment goals for chronic kidney disease

The management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) relies on a combination of different strategies, including: controlling nephron injury, normalising hyperfiltration, controlling CKD­related complications, and preparations for kidney replacement therapy.

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Managing chronic kidney disease comorbid conditions

CKD patients can have multiple comorbid conditions, including diabetes and hypertension; high risks of developing hypoglycaemia and adverse drug reactions, multiple life demands, and psychosocial factors that influence behaviours and clinical outcomes.

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Managing end-stage kidney disease

End-stage kidney disease (ESKD), also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), occurs when chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced state and the kidneys are no longer able to meet the body's needs.

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Chronic kidney disease treatment guidelines

Explore the recommendations and available data for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD). 

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Future chronic kidney disease treatments

Key areas in the development of novel CKD treatments are arising due to a growing understanding of causes and consequences of CKD and the development and testing of new therapeutic strategies73.

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References

  1. Romagnani P, Remuzzi G, Glassock R, Levin A, Jager KJ, Tonelli M, et al. Chronic kidney disease. Nat Rev Dis Prim. 2017;3.
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