Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as a persistent abnormality in kidney structure or function (ie, persistent estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] <60 mL/min/1.73 m2 or persistent urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) ≥30 mg/g) for more than 3 months. It is ranked as the 12th leading cause of death among the global population. As of 2022, CKD affects > 10% (approximately 800 million) of the general population worldwide. Furthermore, it has become one of the leading causes of mortality globally.
Appropriate screening, diagnosis, and management are paramount to prevent adverse CKD-associated outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and death.
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Cite this: A. Brent Alper, Patrick Rossignol. Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management - Medscape - Apr 22, 2021.