Prof. Richard McManus (Birmingham, United Kingdom)|
What is it, why is it important, who gets it, and how to treat it? Prof. Richard McManus (Oxford, U.K.) answers these major questions about chronic kidney disease from the GP viewpoint. In summary:
“For the vast majority of people my simple message is, but for most people with uncomplicated chronic kidney disease, particularly stage 3, you just need to treat them like you would a normal patient.”
- The MDRD equation gives a “pretty good” estimated GFR;
- In general practice, there are mainly patients with CKD stage 3;
- CKD increases the CVD risk and mortality.