n South African Medical Journal - Clinical aspects of chronic kidney disease : CME - article
|Article Title||Clinical aspects of chronic kidney disease : CME - article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Free State and 2 National Kidney Foundation of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Mar 2015|
|Pages||244 - 246|
Any patient seeking any form of medical advice at any clinic or hospital, or from a doctor or other healthcare worker, should have their blood pressure recorded and a urine dipstick test done. The most useful indication of a diagnosis of any stage of chronic kidney disease, is the presence of either hypertension, urinary dipstick abnormality or both. Many practitioners frequently refer such patients to urologists, which must be discouraged. Referral should be to a nephrologist or specialist physician.
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