Letters Chronic kidney disease in elderly people

Replacing the term chronic kidney disease

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i752 (Published 09 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i752
  1. Stephen Head, clinical director1
  1. 1Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Nottingham NG3 6AA, UK
  1. shead{at}doctors.org.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 …

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