ASN Kidney Week
San Diego, California, United States
23-10-2018 - 28-10-2018





ISH Scientific Meeting
Beijing, China
19-09-2018 - 23-09-2018





UK Kidney Week
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, UK
19-06-2018 - 21-06-2018





ESH Annual Meeting
Barcelona, Spain
08-06-2018 - 11-06-2018





International Conference on Advances in Critical Care Nephrology
San Diego, USA
06-03-2018 - 09-03-2018
http://crrtonline.com/crrtconference/





ISN Frontiers: Kidney Disease & Cardiovascular Disease
Tokyo, Japan
22-02-2018 - 25-02-2018
www.isnfrontiers.org/tokyo





55TH ERA-EDTA CONGRESS
Copenhagen, Denmark
24-05-2018 - 27-05-2018





American Transplant Congress
Seattle, Washington, United States
02-06-2018 - 06-06-2018





American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Annual Meeting
Toronto, Canada
05-05-2018 - 08-05-2018
www.pas-meeting.org





Become a friend of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN)         Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower.. 8 March 2018        
Chronic Kidney Disease
DOPPS-GCC
High Blood Pressure
Kidney Stones
Urinary Tract Infections
Polycystic disease
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Hemodialysis
Hemodialysis Access What is better?
Peritoneal Dialysis
Kidney Transplantation

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. The symptoms of worsening kidney function are non-specific, and might include feeling generally unwell and experiencing areduced appetite. Often, chronic kidney disease is diagnosed as a result of screening of people known to be at risk of kidney problems, such as those with high blood pressure or diabetes and those with a blood relative with chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease may also be identified when it leads to one of its recognized complications, such as cardiovascular diseaseanemia or pericarditis

Chronic kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a lower glomerular filtration rateand as a result a decreased capability of the kidneys to excrete waste products. Creatinine levels may be normal in the early stages of CKD, and the condition is discovered if urinalysis (testing of a urine sample) shows that the kidney is allowing the loss of protein or red blood cells into the urine. To fully investigate the underlying cause of kidney damage, various forms of medical imaging, blood tests and often renal biopsy (removing a small sample of kidney tissue) are employed to find out if there is a reversible cause for the kidney malfunction. Recent professional guidelines classify the severity of chronic kidney disease in five stages, with stage 1 being the mildest and usually causing few symptoms and stage 5 being a severe illness with poor life expectancy if untreated. Stage 5 CKD is often called End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and is synonymous with the now outdated terms chronic kidney failure (CKF) or chronic renal failure (CRF).

There is no specific treatment unequivocally shown to slow the worsening of chronic kidney disease. If there is an underlying cause to CKD, such as vasculitis, this may be treated directly to slow the damage. In more advanced stages, treatments may be required for anemia and bone disease. Severe CKD requires renal replacement therapy, which may involve a form of dialysis, but ideally constitutes a kidney transplant.

 



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