[Implementation of a protocol of management of chronic kidney disease between Nephrology and Primary Health Care. Preliminary results].Nefrologia. 2007; 27(2):162-7.N
During the last years there has been an important advance in the knowledge of chronic kidney disease (CKD). In order to adapt our clinical practice to these new data, a protocol of management of CKD between Nephrology and Primary Health Care has been developed. The protocol includes several items like cardiac and renal protection strategies, diagnosis and treatment of complications, use of drugs and clear derivation criteria. Implementation of the protocol has been only partial and has implied, for the Renal Unit, an increase in the number of patients,specially the oldest ones, but a clear improve in the quality of the information too,and a first positive step in the right way to face the challenge of CKD. In view of analysed data we propose some modifications for the protocol.