The American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
31-10-2017 - 05-11-2017





European Society of Organ Transplantation
Barcelona, Spain
24-09-2017 - 27-09-2017





54TH ERA-EDTA CONGRESS
Madrid, Spain
03-06-2017 - 06-06-2017





2017 PAS/ASPN American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Annual Meeting
San Francisco CA, USA
06-05-2017 - 09-05-2017
www.pas-meeting.org





International Society of Nephrology (ISN) World Congress of Nephrology 2017
Mexico City, Mexico
21-04-2017 - 25-04-2017
http://www.wcn2017.org/





NKF 2017 Spring Clinical Meetings
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Orlando, FL
18-04-2017 - 22-02-2017





6th Update in Glomerular Disease 2017
New York, USA
03-02-2017 - 03-02-2017





KNA Congratulates Dr. Riyad Said (Jordan) and Prof. Hasan Abu-Aisha (Sudan) who have been awarded the Pioneer Awards from ISN in their regions         Kidney Disease and Obesity, Healthy Life Style for Healthy Kidneys, 9 March 2017        
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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