What is included in patient education about of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children?

Updated: Jul 21, 2020
  • Author: Sanjeev Gulati, MD, MBBS, DNB(Peds), DM, DNB(Neph), FIPN(Australia), FICN, FRCPC(Canada); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Children with chronic kidney disease and their families should receive education about the importance of compliance with secondary preventative measures, natural disease progression, prescribed medications (highlighting their potential benefits and adverse effects), diet, and types of long-term renal replacement modalities.

Information related to preemptive kidney transplantation, peritoneal dialysis, and hemodialysis should be provided to the family once the child's estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) declines to less than 30 mL/min per 1.73 m2 and the child has stage IV chronic kidney disease.

For patient education information, see Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Transplant.


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