Letters Chronic kidney disease in elderly people
Replacing the term chronic kidney diseaseBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i752 (Published 09 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i752
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- Stephen Head, clinical director1
- 1Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Nottingham NG3 6AA, UK
Ellam and colleagues should have had the courage to place “disease” in parenthesis.1 Or did The BMJ house style not let them?
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is no more of a disease than “fever” or “anaemia.” It …