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Diagnosis of chronic renal failure in adults

Practice guidelines - Posted on Sep 01 2002

These guidelines about the definition and diagnosis of chronic renal failure (CRF) cover the following issues:

  1. Methods used to assess renal function.
  2. Normal glomerular filtration rate values, and age-related variation.
  3. Definitions of renal disease and renal failure.
  4. Diagnosis of renal failure.
  5. Organisation of patient follow-up.
  6. Situations in which renal failure or renal disease should be looked for.

They do not deal with:

  1. The management of CRF ans its complications.
  2. Progression of CRF.

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