Kidney age, not kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease stages 1 to 4 are asymptomatic health states that are not “disease” according to previously proposed definitions of disease.
Reduced kidney function levels, currently called chronic kidney disease, are not abnormal in older age groups.
The label “chronic kidney disease” can be misinterpreted by patients and can be an obstacle to communication.
Relabelling the stages of “chronic kidney disease” as categories of “kidney age” could improve patient-...Expand abstract
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- This is the accepted manuscript version of the article. The final version is available online from the Canadian Medical Association at: https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.170674
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