Chronic Kidney Disease

Project Officer: Svetlana Serafimov

Phone: 8752 4963KCAT

Overview

CKD is defined as a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) < 60 mL / min / 1.73m2 that is present for > 3 months, with or without evidence of kidney damage OR Kidney damage with or without decreased GFR that is present for > 3 months, as evidenced by the following, irrespective of the underlying cause:

  • albuminuria
  • haematuria after exclusion of urological causes
  • structural abnormalities (e.g. on kidney imaging tests)
  • pathological abnormalities (e.g. renal biopsy).

 Risk Factors for CKD

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Established cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity (BMI>30)
  • Smoking
  • Aged 60 years or older
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin
  • Family history of kidney disease

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