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Letters Chronic kidney disease definition

Possible benefits of being diagnosed as having reduced renal function

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 18 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5339
  1. Colin H Jones, renal physician1
  1. 1York Hospital, York YO31 8HE, UK
  1. colinjones{at}

As a renal physician, I agree with much in Moynihan and colleagues’ article on overdiagnosis of chronic kidney disease.1 The introduction of estimated glomerular filtration rate and screening for albuminuria have done little to identify patients with progressive kidney disease who are likely to need renal replacement therapy …

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