Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health problem with an increasing prevalence among adults and children.1 Children with CKD experience increased morbidity and mortality and growth and metabolic complications and have a high lifetime risk of progression to kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant.2 Disease progression to kidney failure further accelerates these metabolic changes and leads to disability and a meaningful reduction in lifespan.3
Dart A, Komenda P, Tangri N. Time to Implement the Kidney Failure Risk Equation Into Pediatric Practice. JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(2):122–123. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4092
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