Principles of management of chronic kidney disease

Paediatrics and Child Health, 06/28/2010

This review article provides a practical overview of chronic kidney disease including definition, classification based on estimated glomerular filtration rate and principles of management including prevention/slowing of progression and management of complications. Various options for renal replacement therapy are explored and the need for a multidisciplinary team approach to help meet the child’s educational, psychosocial and emotional health is discussed.

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