Estimated glomerular filtration rate needs UK consensus

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7544.794 (Published 30 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:794
  1. Annice Mukherjee, specialist registrar in diabetes and endocrinology (annicemukherjee@hotmail.com),
  2. Donal O'Donaghue, co-chair renal advisory group for renal NSF implementation,
  3. Aram Redenski, consultant chemical pathologist,
  4. John New, consultant physician and diabetologist,
  5. Patrick Twomey, consultant chemical pathologist
  1. Salford Royal NHS Trust, Hope Hospital, Salford M6 8HD
  2. Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich IP4 5PD

    EDITOR—Chronic kidney disease imposes a substantial health burden, affecting 5% of the population. The renal national service framework recommends using the estimated glomerular filtration rate as a more sensitive marker for chronic kidney disease than serum creatinine. The quality and outcomes framework 2006-7 requires the estimated rate to achieve six points for a chronic kidney disease register and 21 points for measuring and treating blood pressure in chronic kidney …

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