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Letters Chronic kidney disease

Reality at the coal face

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 07 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3582
  1. L Sam Lewis, general practitioner1
  1. 1Surgery, Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0TJ
  1. sam{at}

    I fear that Connor and O’Donoghue1 are too committed to their cause to appreciate Spence’s perspective.2 All my patients are assigned a chronic kidney disease (CKD) grade. Several healthy patients have been horrified to be classified as “CKD 1.” My efforts to reassure them that they are normal ring hollow. …

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