COUNCIL ON THE KIDNEY IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE; AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, 1971
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Patients should be placed in one class from each of three major categories: severity of signs and symptoms; severity of renal functional impairment; and level of performance. In each major category the user should select the highest class whose criteria are fulfilled.
For example, a patient would be graded as II-C-1 if signs and symptoms fit class II under severity of signs and symptoms, if the creatinine clearance is 30% of predicted normal, and if all usual types of physical activity can be carried out. If the patient is unable to carry out his or her
. Criteria for the Evaluation of the Severity of Established Renal Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:251–252. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-2-251
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(2):251-252.
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