The paucity of evidence supporting screening for stages 1–3 CKD in asymptomatic patients with or without risk factors

Amir Qaseem, Timothy J. Wilt, Molly Cooke, Thomas D. Denberg

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Abstract

The American College of Physicians recently published a guideline on screening for CKD that recommends against screening for CKD in asymptomatic adults without risk factors. The generally accepted criteria for population-based screening for disease state that screening should improve important clinical outcomes while limiting harms for those individuals screened. However, CKD screening does not meet these criteria. There is currently no evidence evaluating or demonstrating benefits for providing early treatment for patients identified via screening who do not have risk factors. On the other hand, harms are associated with the screening and include false-positive results, unnecessary testing and treatment, and disease labeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1993-1995
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Volume9
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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