2017, Cilt 26, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 127-139
European Best Practice Guideline on Management of Patients with Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3b or Higher (eGFR <45 mL/min)
DOI 10.5262/tndt.2017.1002.01
Bülent Tokgöz
Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nefroloji Bilim Dalı, Kayseri, Türkiye
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Diabetic nephropathy, Chronic kidney disease

Many guidance-providing documents have been produced on the management of patients with diabetes to prevent or delay the progression to CKD, mostly defined as the presence of micro and macro-albuminuria. However, none of these documents specifically deal with the management of the patients with CKD stage 3b or higher (eGFR <45ml/dk/1.73m2). There is a paucity of well-designed, prospective studies in this population, as many studies exclude either patients with diabetes, or with CKD stage 3b or higher (eGFR <45ml/dk/1.73m2), or both. This limits the evidence base to these approaches.

The advisory board of ERBP decided that a guideline on the management of patients with diabetes and CKD stage 3b or higher (eGFR <45ml/dk/1.73m2) was needed. In addition to a rigorous approach to methodology and evaluation, we are keen to ensure that the document focused on patient-important outcomes and utility for clinicians involved in everyday practice.

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