Concern over kidney disease diagnosis

Current definitions of chronic kidney disease could see thousands of healthy elderly people falsely labelled with the condition, Queensland academics have claimed.

Writing today in the BMJ, they argue that the eGFR cut-off widely used by doctors is of dubious clinical significance and could lead to rampant overtreatment.

Nor is it known whether treating mild chronic kidney disease (CKD) actually has much impact on prognosis, say Ray Moynihan and Jenny Doust, of the