ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Kidney Disorders, Chronic

Jan 1, 2010 Issue
Statins for Non-Dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]

When taken over a five-year period, statins significantly reduce all-cause mortality (number needed to treat [NNT] = 56), cardiovascular mortality (NNT = 86), and nonfatal cardiovascular events (NNT = 25).


Jul 1, 2007 Issue
ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Studies comparing ACE inhibitors or ARBs with placebo found no mortality benefit in patients with diabetic kidney disease. A subgroup analysis of five studies (2,034 total patients) found that, when given at full or maximally tolerated doses, ACE inhibitors reduce all-cause mortality (relative risk ...


May 15, 2007 Issue
Drug Dosing Adjustments in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease [Article]

Chronic kidney disease affects renal drug elimination and other pharmacokinetic processes involved in drug disposition (e.g., absorption, drug distribution, nonrenal clearance [metabolism]). Drug dosing errors are common in patients with renal impairment and can cause adverse effects and poor outcom...


Jan 15, 2007 Issue
Chronic Kidney Disease Screening Recommended in Patients with CVD [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) published recommendations for the detection of chronic kidney disease in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Chronic kidney disease is common in patients with CVD; moreover, it also is a risk factor for developing CVD.


Nov 1, 2005 Issue
Detection and Evaluation of Chronic Kidney Disease [Article]

Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 19 million adult Americans, and its incidence is increasing rapidly. Diabetes and hypertension are the underlying causes in most cases of chronic kidney disease. Evidence suggests that progression to kidney failure can be delayed or prevented by controlli...


Nov 15, 2004 Issue
Chronic Kidney Disease: Prevention and Treatment of Common Complications [Article]

Chronic kidney disease is a progressive condition that results in significant morbidity and mortality. Because of the important role the kidneys play in maintaining homeostasis, chronic kidney disease can affect almost every body system. Early recognition and intervention are essential to slowing di...


Sep 15, 2004 Issue
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part II. Glomerular Filtration Rate, Proteinuria, and Other Markers [Article]

The Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation published clinical practice guidelines on chronic kidney disease in February 2002. Of the 15 guidelines, the first six are of greatest relevance to family physicians. Part II of this two-part review covers guidelines 4, ...


Sep 1, 2004 Issue
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part 1. Definition, Disease Stages, Evaluation, Treatment, and Risk Factors [Article]

In February 2002, the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation published clinical practice guidelines on chronic kidney disease. The first six of the 15 guidelines are of the greatest relevance to family physicians. Part I of this two-part article reviews guideline...


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