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Chronic Kidney Disease : Overview and risk factors

Chronic Kidney Disease : Overview and risk factors

Welcome to this week. The topic is chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its complications.

In this step, Prof. Chen illustrates the outline for this lesson first, including introduction, CKD Etiology, evaluation of renal disease progression, and complications of ESRD.

For CKD, we need to know there are three characteristics for ESRD: azotemia, anemia, and acidosis.

Following that, we can learn the risk factors for CKD. There are some common diseases that people need to manage. Poor management of those fundamental medications, blood glucose level, or lipid level will let the patients progress to CKD very quickly.

Finally, we are able to review and consolidate the knowledge about the network systems of kidney.

If you have any questions or thoughts about this part, please leave them below.

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