The progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) follows a heterogenous course with a minority of individuals progressing to kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation. When recognized early, progression in high-risk individuals can be reduced by managing upstream risk factors using disease modifying medications, managing blood pressure, and achieving adequate glycemic control2 . If treatment is delayed until nephrology referral, the therapeutic window for several disease modifying drugs is narrowed or closed, and dialysis can only be delayed, not prevented.
Yuen J, Harasemiw O, Singer A, Bello A, Ronksley PE, Bohm C, Drummond N, Tangri N
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Research Project: KFRE
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