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Most mild chronic kidney disease is benign, GP study finds

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 23 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5047
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

The vast majority of patients with mild chronic kidney disease have a benign condition and are at low risk of progression and complications, a primary care study published in PLOS Medicine has found.

The study said that GPs should focus on identifying the minority of people who are at high risk of adverse outcomes for more intensive treatment and referral to a kidney specialist.1 Those at low risk can be reassured and spared unnecessary treatment or referral.

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