5 Top CKD Apps for Primary Care Physicians

September 15, 2017
Ted W. James, MD

Chronic renal disease is common in primary care settings and so are its comorbidities. In brief here, 5 apps you might want at hand.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common disorder, one estimate claiming that patients with CKD make up 14% of the US poulation older than age 20 years.1 Most aspects of the disease in early stages (stages 1-3) can be managed in the pirmary care setting with consultation as needed with nephrology. Our primary care app reviewer has selected the 5 apps in the slides above as go-to adjuncts to caring for these patients who likely have a wide range of comorbidites that you already manage.

References:

1. United States Renal Data System (USRDS). Identification and care of patients with CKD. http://www.usrds.org/2012/pdf/v1_ch2_12.pdf. Accessed Sept 15, 2017.

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