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Kidney age, not kidney disease

Abstract:

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-...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1503/cmaj.170674

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9258-4060
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
Canadian Medical Association Publisher's website
Journal:
CMAJ Journal website
Volume:
190
Issue:
13
Pages:
E389-E393
Publication date:
2018-04-03
Acceptance date:
2017-11-27
DOI:
EISSN:
1488-2329
ISSN:
0820-3946
Source identifiers:
820703
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uuid:57cd6367-2158-4f07-a05a-472e1b246006
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Deposit date:
2018-01-19

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