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Developing Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: We Should Include All of the Outcomes

Katrin Uhlig, MD, MS; and Andrew S. Levey, MD
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From Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111.

Acknowledgment: Aghogho Okparavero, MD, provided assistance with the manuscript.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-0413.

Corresponding Author: Andrew S. Levey, MD, Tufts Medical Center, Box 391, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111; e-mail, mailto:alevey@tuftsmedicalcenter.org.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Uhlig and Levey: Tufts Medical Center, Box 391, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111.

Ann Intern Med. 2012;156(8):599-601. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-156-8-201204170-00012
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In this issue, Fink and colleagues summarize the evidence on screening for CKD and monitoring and treatment of persons who are found to have CKD. The editiorialists discuss this review and conclude that we need more research to develop outcome measures that will comprehensively capture the effect of CKD treatments on the outcomes encountered in this complex patient population.

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