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April 3, 2013

Measures to Define Chronic Kidney Disease

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliation: Hospital and Specialty Medicine Service, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, Washington (ann.o’hare@va.gov).

JAMA. 2013;309(13):1343-1344. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.1328

To the Editor: Based on the finding that estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and albuminuria were associated with mortality and treated end-stage renal disease in younger and older adults, Dr Hallan and colleagues1 concluded that there should be “a common definition and staging of CKD [chronic kidney disease] based on eGFR and albuminuria for all age groups.”