Chronic kidney disease – a role of nephrologists and general practitioner

Authors: M. Kubišová;  S. Dusilová Sulková
Authors‘ workplace: Nefrologické oddělení Kliniky gerontologické a metabolické, FN a LF UK Hradec Králové ;  Přednosta: prof. MUDr. Luboš Sobotka, CSc.
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2009; 89(5): 261-264
Category: Case Report


The article describes the case report of a patient with chronic kidney disease (CKD) progressing to renal failure necessitating the introduction of haemodialysis. Chronic kidney disease affects as many as 10 % of population, however only a fraction leads to renal failure. Treatment and follow-up by a nephrologist may slow CKD progression and defer haemodialysis, to better prepare a patient for this treatment and thus, to make introduction of haemodialysis simpler. Nephrologists may better diagnose and treat secondary complications associated with diminishing renal function.

Key words:
chronic kidney disease, polycystic kidney, renal failure, anaemia, hyperparathyreosis, left heart hypertrophy, haemodialysis.


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