Chronic Kidney Disease Stages

Chronic Kidney Disease Stages

  • CKD staging is now based on eGFR and albuminuria.
  • GFR stages go from G1 to G5 and albuminuria stages go from A1 to A3.
  • As seen in this heat map, patients with lower GFR and high albuminuria are more at risk for kidney disease, cardiovascular events and mortality.
  • In particular, patients in red and some patients in the orange and yellow may benefit from nephrology referral.
  • Use our Kidney Disease Referral Pathway for more information.
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More information on primary and nephrology care for Stages 1 – 5:

PRIMARY CARE

  • Early identification, screening, and management of high risk patients (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease)

NEPHROLOGY

  • Diagnosis and treatment of high risk renal diseases with disease remitting therapies (e.g. some glomerular diseases, vasculitis)

PRIMARY CARE

  • Management of non nephrology issues
  • Co-management of hypertension & cardiovascular risk factors

NEPHROLOGY

  • Interdisciplinary chronic kidney disease care
  • Therapy for ckd-related anemia, calcium/phosphate/PTH abnormalities
  • Education and preparation for possible renal replacement therapy

PRIMARY CARE

  • Management of non-nephrology issues

NEPHROLOGY

  • Intensive interdisciplinary monitoring
  • Initiation of renal replacement therapy

Disclaimer: The information and data in this document (“Information”) is based on scientific evidence current as of the date issued and is subject to change without notice. The Information should not be construed as dictating an exclusive course of treatment or procedure to be followed. Any person consulting or applying the Information is expected to use independent medical judgment and expertise in the context of individual clinical circumstances. Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the Manitoba Renal Program make no representation or guarantees of any kind whatsoever regarding the content or use or application of the Information and specifically disclaim any responsibility for its application or use in any way.