n South African Medical Journal - Management of patients with chronic kidney disease : CME - article

Volume 105, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Co-operation between primary healthcare workers (clinic staff and general practitioners) and nephrologists is essential and the ability to refer patients timeously should be on a pre-negotiated and organised basis. This article deals with these aspects, including follow-up guidelines and management and treatment strategies, including lifestyle changes where indicated and referral for end-stage renal failure, i.e. for dialysis and transplantation.

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