• Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease

    The goals of chronic kidney disease treatment are to:
    • Prevent or delay progression of kidney damage
    • Prevent and treat complications
    Treatment of chronic kidney disease depends on its stage. Severe chronic kidney disease (kidney failure or end-stage renal failure) must be treated with dialysis (pronounced die-AL-uh-sis) or kidney transplantation . Treatment of less advanced stages may include:

    References

    Are you at increased risk for chronic kidney disease? National Kidney Foundation website. Available at: http://www.kidney.org/atoz/pdf/atriskckd.pdf . Published 2010. Accessed October 16, 2012.

    National Kidney Foundation. Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) clinical practice guidelines for bone metabolism and disease in chronic kidney disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2003; 42:S1-201.

    National Kidney Foundation. Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) clinical practice guidelines for chronic kidney disease: evaluation, classification, and stratification. Am J Kidney Dis. 2002;39:S1-266.

    National Kidney Foundation. Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) clinical practice guidelines on hypertension and antihypertensive agents in chronic kidney disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2004; 43:S1-S29.

    Snively CS, Gutierrez C. Chronic kidney disease: prevention and treatment of common complications. Am Fam Phys. 2004;70:1921-1930.

    Snyder S, Pendergraph B. Detection and evaluation of chronic kidney disease. Am Fam Physicians. 2005;72:723-732.

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