Article Text

Download PDFPDF
71% of patients with newly diagnosed chronic kidney disease progressed to renal replacement therapy or death within 3 years

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

 Q In patients with newly diagnosed chronic kidney disease (CKD) followed for 5 years, what are the risks of renal replacement therapy (RRT) and death? What factors predict these outcomes?

Clinical impact ratings Nephrology ★★★★★★☆


Embedded ImageDesign:

inception cohort followed for 4.5–6.5 years (median 5 y).

Embedded ImageSetting:

60 hospitals in Sweden.

Embedded ImagePatients:

920 patients 18–74 years of age (18% <45 y, 41% 45–64 y, and 41% ⩾65 y; 65% men) diagnosed with significant CKD (serum creatinine concentration >3.4 mg/dl [300 µmol/l] in men or >2.8 mg/dl [250 µmol/l] in women for the first time and permanently during the inclusion period), identified from the records of 68 medical laboratories that covered most inpatient and outpatient care in Sweden over a 2 year period. Patients with kidney transplants or elevated creatinine concentrations because of dehydration, acute renal failure, or terminal …

View Full Text


  • For correspondence: Dr M Evans, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden. marie.evans{at}

  • Source of funding: Internal Epidemiology Institute.