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Title: Referral practices of chronic kidney disease patients at Mater Dei Hospital
Authors: Buttigieg, Jesmar
Mercieca, Liam
Saliba, Arielle
Aquilina, Simon
Farrugia, Emanuel
Fava, Stephen
Keywords: Albuminaria
Urine -- Analysis
Chronic renal failure -- Malta
Issue Date: 2015-12
Publisher: Malta Medical School
Citation: Buttigieg, J., Mercieca, L., Saliba, A., Aquilina, S., Farrugia, E., & Fava, S. (2015). Referral practices of chronic kidney disease patients at Mater Dei Hospital. 9th Malta Medical School Conference, St.Julians.
Abstract: KDIGO 2012 clinical practice guidelines, strongly recommends that patients with progressive CKD, eGFR less than 30ml/min/1.73m2 or patients with less severe CKD but with significant albuminuria should be considered for specialist referral in a timely fashion 1. We hereby present a study which investigates the referral practices, predictors of non-referral and the frequency of performing urine investigations amongst hospital based non-nephrologist specialist doctors in the CKD population.
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