Early Referral for Chronic Kidney Disease: Good for Those Who Need It, but Who Are They?

Schwartz, Gary L.; Textor, Stephen C.
November 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2006, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p1420
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the importance of early referral for chronic kidney disease (CKD). The authors inferred that CKD is an unrecognized public health concern in the U.S. They believed that the vital component of the CKD classification system provided by the National Kidney Foundation Inc. is the glomerular filtration rate estimate. They averred that the value of early detection and targeted treatment options to lessen morbidity, mortality, and progression to kidney failure is still unknown.


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