Chronic kidney disease

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a pathological status characterized by decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) due to various reasons and with potentially fatal outcome. It affects more than 25 % of the population aged 60 years or older in the United States. The most common causes of CKD are diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMetabolism of Human Diseases: Organ Physiology and Pathophysiology
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Wien
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783709107157
ISBN (Print)9783709107140
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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