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Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care: An Opportunity for Generalists

Division of Nephrology, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, 1001 Potrero Ave, 5F38, San Francisco, CA, 94110, USA.
Journal of General Internal Medicine (Impact Factor: 3.42). 02/2011; 26(4):356-8. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-011-1650-8
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ABSTRACT outcomes and provide some insight into PCP management of CKD. Using the Cardiovascular Health Study, Dalrymple and colleagues compare the overall risk and risk factors of ESRD, cardiovascular death, and non-cardiovascular death among older (mean age of 75 years) community-dwelling adults with moderate CKD [median estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 53 ml/min/1.73 m²]. They corroborate previous evidence that risk of death is much more likely than progression to ESRD in older adults 21 and highlight risk factors associated with all-cause mortality. Modifiable risk factors include body mass index

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