Chronic kidney disease management in an academic internal medicine clinic

Benjamin D. Morrow, Ian J. Stewart, Eric W. Barnes, Casey L. Cotant

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Objective: We sought to evaluate the current state of chronic kidney disease (CKD) management in our academic internal medicine clinic. Methods: A retrospective review was carried out involving all patients with laboratory evidence of CKD enrolled in our clinic. We evaluated the rate of CKD recognition as well as compliance with standard guidelines. We further subdivided our results based on physician training level, presence of diabetes, recognition of CKD, age, and race. Results: Factors that significantly improved recognition and treatment of CKD in our study included presence of diabetes (p < 0.001), black race (p = 0.013), younger age (p = 0.004), and treatment by a resident physician (p = 0.009). Recognition of stage 3 CKD was associated with significant increases in urine protein analysis (p < 0.001) and nephrology consultation (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Chronic kidney disease remains under-recognized and undertreated despite well-publicized guidelines and widespread use of routine eGFR reporting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-143
Number of pages7
JournalClinical and Experimental Nephrology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Angiotensin receptor blocker
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
  • Blood pressure control
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Glomerular filtration rate
  • Internship and residency


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