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November 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:316-21

Vascular calcification: mechanisms and management

Smeeta Sinha, Helen Eddington, Philip A Kalra

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January 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:13-4

Cardiorenal Forum 2nd Scientific Meeting

BJCardio editorial team

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The Tsars’ view Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is “common, harmful and treatable”, in the words of Dr Donal O’Donoghue, the UK’s National Director for Kidney Services. Surveys have indicated that as many as 16% of the adult population have some marker of kidney disease and it is estimated that over three million people in the UK are under threat from CKD. Over 13,000 die annually from conditions affecting the kidney and almost half of all CKD deaths are from cardiovascular causes. CKD is largely a disease of the elderly but some ethnic groups have particularly high rates. In a typical GP practice of 10,000 patients, about 380 OF of t

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September 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:221-28

Chronic kidney disease in primary care

Juliet Usher-Smith, Andy Young, Simon Chatfield, Mike Kirby

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Introduction Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.1 Almost half of all deaths in patients with CKD are caused by cardiovascular events2 and, in diabetic subjects, mortality increases significantly with reduced kidney function.3 As part of the National Service Framework for Renal Services, CKD was added in February 2006 to the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for primary care in the UK. Within this, up to 27 points can be earned for the production of a register of patients with stage 3–5 CKD and the appropriate monitoring and treatment of hypertension and prescription of angiotensin-conver

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