Over diagnosis and CKD

This is a hugely important subject – overdiagnosis. Tonight’s Inside Health is all about CKD, chronic kidney disease. Basically the measurements we use to measure kidney function changed in 2006 and millions of people have been given a ‘disease’ label – and the vast majority will not benefit from this.

Here are some of the references I used. There is also a bit in The Patient Paradox about CKD.

 

http://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/19/5/844.full

http://www.kdigo.org/meetings_events/pdf/KDOQI-KDIGO_Editorial_on_CKD_Classification.pdf

http://www.renalandurologynews.com/ckd-staging-criteria-debated/article/119553/

http://www.bmj.com/content/333/7577/1047

http://www.nhsemployers.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/Chronic_Kidney_Disease_FAQs_cd_110209.pdf

http://jech.bmj.com/content/65/Suppl_2/A12.1.abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18092634

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18083723

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673611601785

http://www.nhsemployers.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/Chronic_kidney_disease_FAQs%20-%20ja040711.pdf

http://www.renalreg.com/Report-Area/Report%202010/Chap01_Renal10_web.pdf

 

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