Intended for healthcare professionals

Practice Guidelines

Early identification and management of chronic kidney disease: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1530 (Published 29 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1530

measuring proteinuria

Talk to a bunch of GPs and you will find that CKD occupies those
areas about which we claim still to know little and are easily confused. I
thought I had just about cleared up the confusion regarding which test to
request for proteinuria. This guideline introduces yet more uncertainty.
We may think we are doing a good job when we may merely be wasting time
and money asking for a lot of information we are not interpreting
appropriately.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

07 October 2008
Charles Heatley
GP partner
Birley Health Centre S12 3BP, UK