Wednesday, 21 March 2012

New guidelines individualise CKD treatment action plans - Kidney Health Australia

A new treatment staging system for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a call for regular testing of patients at high risk of CKD are highlighted in new treatment guidelines released this week by Kidney Health Australia.

In its latest edition of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management in General Practice, Kidney Health Australia has developed a system that matches the level and severity of chronic kidney disease with treatment action plans for general practitioners. The new guidelines also highlight the need to test annually for kidney disease in patients with diabetes and hypertension and every two years for patients who are obese, have established cardiovascular disease, smoke, have a family history of CKD or are Indigenous Australians.

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