Archive for the ‘Clinical Practice Guidelines’ Category

May 1, 2017

ISPD Catheter-Related Infection Recommendations: 2017 Update

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The International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis updated recommendations on the catheter-related infections.          

No Comments Posted in Clinical Nephrology, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Peritoneal Dialysis
August 14, 2016

Lupus nephritis management guidelines compared

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This review summarizes the 6 difference guidelines for treatment lupus nephritis – the commonalities, differences as well as highlights the recent literature.    

No Comments Posted in Clinical Nephrology, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Glomerulonephritis, Lupus
April 19, 2014

Clinical practice guideline on diagnosis and treatment of hyponatremia

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These multispecialty guidelines provide a very practical approach to management of this very common clinical disorder.

2 Comments Posted in Clinical Practice Guidelines, Fluid & Electrolytes
April 19, 2014

2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)

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2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)

1 Comment Posted in Clinical Practice Guidelines, Hypertension
April 19, 2014

Canadian Society of Nephrology 2014 clinical practice guideline for timing the initiation of chronic dialysis

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The CSN 2014 clinical practice guideline for timing the initiation of chronic dialysis makes the following main points. Early initiation of dialysis does not improve survival, quality of life or hospital admission rates compared with late or deferred initiation of dialysis.  As a result, they  recommend an “intent-to-defer” strategy, whereby patients with an eGFR < 15 mL/ min per 1.73 […]

1 Comment Posted in Chronic Kidney Disease, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Hemodialysis
April 19, 2014

Lipid Management in Chronic Kidney Disease: Synopsis of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes 2013 Clinical Practice Guideline

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This paper summarizes 8 key recommendations in the area of lipid management based on Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) 2013 Clinical Practice Guideline.

3 Comments Posted in Chronic Kidney Disease, Clinical Practice Guidelines
December 21, 2013

KDIGO 2013 Clinical Practice Guideline for Lipid Management in Chronic Kidney Disease

The full KDIGO lipid guidelines are available here.

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July 14, 2013

Medical Management to Prevent Recurrent Nephrolithiasis in Adults: A Systematic Review for an American College of Physicians Clinical Guideline

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This systematic review nicely distills the basics of renal stone management. In patients with idiopathic calcium-containing kidney stones the principle of management is the following: increase fluid intake. If they are recurrent, then addition of thiazide or citrate may further reduce the risk. Allopurinol was beneficial in the subgroup that had baseline hyperuricemia or hyperuricosuria.

2 Comments Posted in Clinical Nephrology, Clinical Practice Guidelines, General Nephrology, Nephrolithiasis
July 14, 2013

Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease: Synopsis of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes 2012 Clinical Practice Guideline

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This synopsis of the 2012 KDIGO CKD clinical practice guidelines focuses on 10 key recommendations (out of the 110 recommendations found in the full guideline) related to definition, classification, monitoring, and management of CKD in adults.

3 Comments Posted in Chronic Kidney Disease, Clinical Practice Guidelines
April 1, 2013

Expert guidelines for the management of alport syndrome and thin basement membrane nephropathy.

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This review article provides an expert look at the diagnosis and management of alport syndrome and thin basement membrane nephropathy.

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September 18, 2012

Consensus Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Catheter-related Infections and Peritonitis in Pediatric Patients Receiving Peritoneal Dialysis: 2012 Update

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This clinical guideline focuses on the prevention and treatment of catheter-related infections in pediatric patients on peritoneal dialysis.

1 Comment Posted in Clinical Practice Guidelines, Pediatric Nephrology, Peritoneal Dialysis
September 18, 2012

KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease

These clinical practice guidelines provide guidance on anemia management in CKD and ESRD.

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May 23, 2012

KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for Glomerulonephritis

These extensive guidelines provide guidance of the management of both pediatric and adult patients with glomerulonephritis.

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