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Chronic kidney disease

Eberhard Ritz and Tilman B. Drüeke

Edited by John D. Firth

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2106_update_001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Chronic kidney disease

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Definition—chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as kidney damage lasting for more than 3 months characterized by structural or functional abnormalities of the kidney, with or without decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR).

Staging—CKD has been subdivided into five stages depending on the estimated GFR (eGFR), as described in ...

Chapter.  20662 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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