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Chronic kidney disease

Managing chronic kidney disease, diabetes and coronary artery disease

Whatever the cause of an individual’s CKD, there is a universal emphasis on HT control (Pugh et al, 2019); HT being both a cause and symptom of CKD. NICE (2021) guidance for blood pressure control is...

Chronic kidney disease: the canary in the coal mine

The guardian of cost-effective care in the UK (except Scotland) is NICE, which has recently been very active in this area, producing new and updated CKD (NICE, 2021a) and type 2 diabetes guidelines...

What practice nurses need to know about the NICE chronic kidney disease guidelines

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as a reduction in kidney function, or damage to kidney structure, which has persisted for greater than 3 months and which is associated with other...

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