Paediatric chronic kidney disease

Show simple item record Van Biljon, I. Meyers, A.M. 2015-07-04T07:03:47Z 2015-07-04T07:03:47Z 2015-04
dc.description.abstract Doctors use various guidelines on paediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) for managing their patients according to the availability of resources. As with adolescent and adult patients, CKD in children can also progress to end-stage renal failure – the time course being influenced by several modifiable factors. Decline in renal failure is best categorised in stages, which determine management and prognosis. Staging is based on three categories, i.e. cause, glomerular filtration rate and proteinuria. Early diagnosis of CKD allows for the institution of renoprotective treatment of modifiable factors and treatment to prevent the development of complications. The two most important modifiable factors that can be treated successfully are hypertension and proteinuria. The objective of this article is to provide information on the diagnosis and treatment of CKD in children. Early identification and treatment of modifiable risk factors of CKD decreases the burden of disease and delays or prevents the need for renal replacement therapy. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Biljon, I & Meyers, AM 2015, 'Paediatric chronic kidney disease', South African Medical Journal, vol. 105, no. 4, pp. 316-319. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.9532
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Health & Medical Publishing Group. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0). en_ZA
dc.subject Children en_ZA
dc.subject Chronic kidney disease (CKD) en_ZA
dc.subject Diagnosis en_ZA
dc.subject Treatment en_ZA
dc.title Paediatric chronic kidney disease en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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