"Kidney Failure, Chronic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.
|Kidney Failure, Chronic
- Kidney Failure, Chronic
- End-Stage Kidney Disease
- Disease, End-Stage Kidney
- End Stage Kidney Disease
- Kidney Disease, End-Stage
- Chronic Kidney Failure
- End-Stage Renal Disease
- Disease, End-Stage Renal
- End Stage Renal Disease
- Renal Disease, End-Stage
- Renal Disease, End Stage
- Renal Failure, End-Stage
- End-Stage Renal Failure
- Renal Failure, End Stage
- Renal Failure, Chronic
- Chronic Renal Failure
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