Blog entry by Arif Khwaja

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Published this month in JAMA by Matsushita and al on behalf of the CKD prognosis consortium a reevaluation of CKD prevalence in communities as well as the implications in term of all cause and cardiovascular mortality.
 
"Main Outcome Measures All-cause mortality (84 482 deaths from 40 cohorts), cardiovascular mortality (22 176 events from 28 cohorts), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) (7644 events from 21 cohorts) during 9.4 million person-years of follow-up; the median of mean follow-up time across cohorts was 7.4 years (interquartile range, 4.2-10.5 years).
Results Estimated GFR was classified into 6categories(>90,60-89,45-59,30-44,15- 29, and <15 mL/min/1.73 m2) by both equations. Compared with the MDRD Study equation, 24.4% and 0.6% of participants from general population cohorts were reclassified to a higher and lower estimated GFR category, respectively, by the CKD-EPI equation, and the prevalence of CKD stages 3 to 5 (estimated GFR
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