chronic kidney disease

(redirected from Kidney failure, chronic)

chronic kidney disease

A condition defined as either:
(1) Kidney damage for = 3 months, defined by structural or functional renal abnormalities with or without a reduced glomerular filtration rate, manifest by either:
• Pathological abnormalities, or
• Markers of kidney damage, including abnormalities in the composition of the blood or urine, or abnormalities in imaging tests;
(2) GFR < 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for = 3 months, with or without kidney damage.
 
Workup
Serum creatinine for GFR, protein to creatinine ratio, examine urine sediment or dipstick for red cells, WBCs, imaging of kidneys, serum electrolytes (Na+, K+, Cl-, bicarbonate).

chronic kidney disease

,

CKD

Any illness in which kidney function remains diminished for a long period of time. CKD is defined as > 30 mg of urinary albumin excretion per gram of urinary creatinine, or a glomerular filtration rate of < 60mL/min/1.73m2 and includes both end-stage renal disease and improper functioning of kidney transplants. “Renal insufficiency” is a less-preferred term.
References in periodicals archive ?
The team defined that goal as living to at least age 70 with no impairment in cognitive function, no limitations on moderate activities, only moderate limitations on demanding physical activities, no mental health limitations, and no cancer, diabetes, major heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
For people with conditions such as asthma, diabetes and kidney failure, chronic disease management is of particular importance.