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Epo 4 6 global updating

Renal ultrasonography is useful for diagnostic and prognostic purposes in chronic kidney disease.

Moreover, decreased renal size and cortical thinning are also often seen and especially when disease progresses (Figure 24 and Figure 25).

Notice the link between kidney, bone and heart in the CKD-MBD European-Dialysis-and-Transplantation (EDTA) Working Group logo People with CKD suffer from accelerated atherosclerosis and are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than the general population.

Patients afflicted with CKD and cardiovascular disease tend to have significantly worse prognoses than those suffering only from the latter.

CKD3) when urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio is more than 30 mg/mmol, when blood pressure is difficult to control, or when hematuria or other findings suggest either a primarily glomerular disorder or secondary disease amenable to specific treatment.

Other benefits of early nephrology referral include proper patient education regarding options for renal replacement therapy as well as pre-emptive transplantation, and timely workup and placement of an arteriovenous fistula in those patients opting for future hemodialysis Additional tests may include nuclear medicine MAG3 scan to confirm blood flow and establish the differential function between the two kidneys.

Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scans are also used in kidney imaging; with both MAG3 and DMSA being used chelated with the radioactive element technetium-99.

for 3 months are classified as having chronic kidney disease, irrespective of the presence or absence of kidney damage.

In CKD numerous uremic toxins accumulate in the blood.