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How to Recognize Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a commonly diagnosed condition, affecting approximately 30 million adults in the United States.1 CKD refers to a diverse group of pathologies that result in kidney function decline for at least 3 months.2,3 Kidney disease etiologies are generally classified into 3 categories: prerenal, intrinsic renal, and postrenal. Prerenal disease is marked…
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Heavy Alcohol Use May Hasten CKD Progression

A study of patients with chronic kidney disease found that regular and occasional binge drinkers had double the risk of disease progression compared with non-drinkers.
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Moderate Alcohol Intake May Lower Kidney Disease Risk

Compared with never-drinkers, individuals who consumed 2 to 7, 8 to 14, and 15 or more drinks per week had significant 12%, 20%, 29%, and 23% decreased risks of incident chronic kidney disease, respectively, in adjusted analyses, according to a new report.
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