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Letters Chronic kidney disease

CKD is misunderstood

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 07 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3574
  1. Dominic de Takats, consultant nephrologist1
  1. 1University Hospital of North Staffordshire, ST4 7LN
  1. d.detakats{at}

    The concept of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is bad medicine only because we have made it so.1 The concepts of reduced renal excretory function and CKD have been conflated so people who do not have CKD—such as patients who have had a nephrectomy for reasons not related to the function of …

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